City of Calgary launches new development notices

Dec 6 2017, 5:23 pm

Developments around Calgary will be getting some new signage following feedback from residents of the city.

According to data gathered by the City of Calgary earlier in the year, it was found that 83% of respondents agreed that the new notices clearly communicate how to learn more (by calling 3-1-1 or visiting the city’s website), 80% said that the new notices show what is being proposed, and 72% said that they saw improvements from the old notices.

The revamped designs began appearing at developments starting on November 30, and range from small notices of 2 ft by 3 ft to larger versions measuring 4 ft by 8 ft for large-scale developments.


Notice redesign (City of Calgary)

“This is a tremendous step towards improving how we communicate with citizens about a proposed development in their community,” said Sharon Jensen, senior planning technician with The City’s Planning & Development department, in a release.

“Calgarians told us our new notices are simple, informative and transparent.”

According to the release, 2016 saw 1,377 development permits and 436 land use redesignation notices posted around the city.

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