Blanket City-Wide Rezoning to R-CG

Blanket City-Wide Rezoning to R-CG

Rezoning for Housing

You can find opportunities to participate in person or online webinars through the Engage page as well as below:

New In-person Sessions

  • March 11, 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Radisson Hotel & Conference Centre Calgary Airport (6620 36th Street NE)
  • March 13, 5:00 to 8:00 PM, Carriage House Hotel & Conference Centre (9030 Macleod Trail S)
  • March 16, 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM, Ranchlands Community Association (7713 Ranchview Drive NW)

And you can contribute your thoughts through the Engage page link.

Provide Your Input to the Project Team and City Council!

Deadline February 23, 2024 

Make sure to share your feedback with the project team. Here you can discuss any concerns, issues, or feedback. Provide your input at https://engage.calgary.ca/rezoningforhousing?fbclid=IwAR3aN7mjd-CKKlQlyniP-R29Mp1J2QFHKT98AJoioRsmcCTXo7A4z2yQ0E4

Submissions will be reviewed by the City of Calgary project team, and a What We Heard Report summarizing input will be submitted to Council for their consideration at the Public Hearing of Council on April 22, 2024

Online feedback will be accepted through February 23, 2024. You can also write directly to City Council using the public submission form: https://forms.calgary.ca/content/forms/af/public/public/public-submission-to-city-clerks.html

Comments, questions or concerns can also be sent to your SSCA – Director of Community Development darren@silverspringscommunity.ca.  Please note: In order for your feedback to be reviewed by the project team and City Council, make sure to also submit details through the City of Calgary links above.

What does this blanket zoning change entail?

  • The majority of properties in Silver Springs are zoned R-C1 allowing one house on one residential lot (plus an option for a secondary suite) and a relatively small number of R-C2 lots allowing two houses on one lot (plus an option for secondary suites).
  • The rezoning proposal would change the base zoning from R-C1 and R-C2 to R-CG allowing for single detached, semi-detached, row houses and townhouses.  Most standard lots could have up to a four units townhouse and each townhouse unit may also contain a secondary suite.  This means that on a standard lot there could be a total of eight units.
  • Existing R-CG parking requirements are 0.5 stalls/unit and 0.5 stalls/suite.  Parking requirements for suites will be removed with the new proposed rezoning.
  • R-CG zoning has two other major changes: lot coverage and height
    • Lot coverage – An R-C1 house can cover a maximum of 45% of the lot whereas R-CG row house or townhouse units can cover up to 60% of the lot.
    • Height – An R-C1 house can be either 8.6 meters height (contextual development permit) or maximum 10 meters high (discretionary development permit).  A rezoned R-CG can be 11 meters high, an additional 3+ feet in height.
  • R-CG rezoning would apply to every R-C1 and R-C2 (duplex) property in Calgary.
  • Development permit applications will still be required.
  • The date for the Public Hearing is April 22, 2024.
  • Council will vote on this rezoning proposal. 

Overview of changes 

R-C1R-C2R-CG
Type of BuildingSingle DetachedSingle DetachedSemi-DetachedSingle DetachedSemi-DetachedTownhouseRowhouseTriplexFourplex
Secondary Suites?YesYesYes
Max Units2(main+secondary suite)2(main+secondary suite)8(4 main + 4 secondary)
Max Height8.6m – 10.0m8.6m – 10.0m11.0m
Front SetbackContextual minus 1.5mContextual minus 1.5mContextual minus 1.5m or 3.0m whichever is greater
Side Setback1.2m1.2m1.2m
Rear Setback7.5m7.5m1.2m
Lot Coverage45%45%60%
Max Density30 units per hectare (uph)30 units per hectare (uph)75uph
Parking1-2 per unit1-2 per unit0.5 per unit

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