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Click here for more information on the public hearing scheduled for the 22nd, and what this means to you. 


With the approval of Home is Here: The City of Calgary’s Housing Strategy, Council directed us to take actions to address the housing crisis. One of these actions is the proposed citywide rezoning to a base residential district, or zone, to R-CG, R-G, or H-GOThis change will help increase the supply of housing to meet demand. Also, it reduces the costs and timelines for permit approvals. Finally, it allows for greater housing variety and options to suit your needs.


No zoning will change without Council approval. A public hearing date has been set for April 22, 2024. This is when Administration will present a recommended approach to citywide rezoning to Council. The report will include proposed textual amendments to the bylaw and include the redesignations for parcels to R-CG, R-G, and H-GO.

The public may attend the public hearing in person or submit written input on any or all of these proposed changes. Learn more about participating in public hearings at


Why now?

In September 2023, Council approved the Home is Here: The City of Calgary’s Housing Strategy 2024-2030. Council directed Administration to implement several actions in the Housing Strategy by Q2 2024 to increase the supply of housing to meet demand and increase affordability:

  • Rezone to a new base residential district (zone), R-CG
  • Rezone to H-GO in approved Local Area Plans where appropriate
  • Allow both a secondary suite and a backyard suite on the same property
  • Remove parking requirements for backyard suites
  • Add Contextual Single-Detached Dwelling to R-CG, to ensure development rights are maintained

We’ll present a proposed approach to Council at the public hearing on April 22, 2024. If you’d like to have your voice heard on any of these five specific actions, please submit your feedback here. You can also participate in the public hearing; more information here.

Sean Chu

Sean Chu arrived in Calgary from Taiwan in 1985 speaking not a word of English, and within 7 years he was a sworn officer with the Calgary Police Service. From that point on Sean worked with the Calgary Police Service as on Officer for 21 years in a number of roles until 2013.

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