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Regional Drainage Study Update

The City is conducting a comprehensive regional drainage study for the Confederation Creek catchment area. Once complete, this regional drainage study will mitigate existing drainage issues within the catchment area and inform the proposed development on the former Highland Park golf course lands.

  • Early findings initially identified four possible options. Options 1 and 2 are not viable solutions, while Options 3 and 4 are being further explored and refined.
  • The final report is expected in Fall 2018. The City will have more information once the report and technical analyses have been completed.
  • Construction cannot occur until the appropriate storm water management solutions for the entire catchment area are identified and implemented.
  • Confederation Regional Drainage Study – Early Findings were presented to Council on January 29, 2018.

Crown Ownership Update

  • Water courses can be deemed Crown-owned under the Public Lands Act.
  • Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) has confirmed Crown ownership for a portion of the drainage course (which includes the former Highland Park golf course lands).
  • The Government of Alberta will work with the landowner to identify the Crown-owned bed and shore.

Next Steps

  • Implications for development of the former Highland Park golf course lands are unknown until the Regional Drainage Study is complete, and the Crown-owned bed and shore has been identified.
  • The City is committed to informing communities within the drainage catchment area as the final results of the study are known and their potential impacts on the proposed development are determined.
  • Completion of the report and technical analysis is anticipated late 2018.

Project Background

In December 2014, The City received an application from the landowner, Maple Projects Inc., to redevelop the former Highland Park Golf Course lands. The application proposed a variety of multi-residential buildings of varying heights and forms, commercial retail space, and open space components including parks and pathways. There were two parts to the application: an outline plan and a land use amendment.

  • An outline plan informs the future subdivision of the lands, including infrastructure, road size and location, distribution of open space and the location of various land use districts. Calgary Planning Commission (CPC) is responsible for making a decision on the outline plan. The outline plan was approved by CPC in October 2017.
  • land use amendment is used to change the existing land use designation (zoning) to accommodate the land use proposed in the outline plan. City Council is responsible for making a decision on the land use amendment. The land use amendment was approved by Council in March 2017.

What’s Happening

  • Annual Mount Pleasant Christmas Party

  • The Survey Results Are In!

    Take a look at the survey results for the potential hall renovation or new hall. We ran this survey for several months trying to get as much feedback from all of you as possible. Here are the results. Check them out and if you have anything more to add please email: halldirector@mpca.ca   
  • PLEASE DON'T PLANT TREES ON CITY PROPERTY WITHOUT CITY PERMISSION

    Given that we recently had a local community member planted some trees in the green space on 20th Ave (Dog Park) and on the boulevard the City has provided the following key point: Trees and shrubs are regulated under the Street Bylaw and under section 68(6) : No owner or occupant of private property adjacent to a Street shall plant any trees, plants, or shrubbery of any nature on the Boulevard without first obtaining a line assignment and excavation permit from the Director, Roads. – Essentially to plant on a city boulevard you need permission from the Roads Department All trees planted by Urban Forestry are sourced in accordance with the Clean Plants Program. This insures that the plant material we receive is free from pests and disease. The introduction of unknown trees and shrubs into a greenspace could potentially bring pest or disease that has an overall impact on the urban forest. Urban Forestry would not be aware of the “ random trees” so they would not be added into our inventory system. Our tree inventory is how we determine maintenance schedules, watering schedules, and regular inspections for health and risk. Appropriate placement and planting is essential so there is no interference or damage caused to underground utilities. Proper placement also allows maintenance activities such as mowing to remain efficient, and allow enough spacing so machinery and trees are not damaged.