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The number one issue that comes to Cllrs. office is land use issues, and redevelopment. This is what sets the parameters for a community, and what can and cannot be built. I share this, since today Council will be discussing the housing crisis and what can be done to cut red tape, lower waiting time’s for permit, and other solutions.


Land Use Bylaw maps

The 1P2007 Land Use Maps and Archived 2P80 Land Use Maps​ below show the new Land Use District for each parcel of land in the City. These Land Use Districts came into effect June 1, 2008.

The City of Calgary regulatory flood map shows the floodway, flood fringe and overland flow zones of the Bow and Elbow Rivers and Nose and West Nose Creeks.

For more information on flood mapping and alternative mapping for​mats, please visit our Flood Story Map.

Land Use Maps

The Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 provides a completely new array of land use districts. Therefore, all parcels of land in The City were redesignated when the new Bylaw came into effect June 1, 2008. To accomplish this, the existing land use for every property had to be reviewed and analyzed to determine the most appropriate new land use district designation for it.

The land use analysis and district transition process followed several guiding principles to ensure an equitable and consistent approach. As a general principle, the existing land use designation of a site was changed to the closest matching land use district in the new Land Use Bylaw.

Principles of the Transitioning Process

  • To facilitate the goals of the Land Use Bylaw and the purposes of the districts
  • To be consistent with existing policy, such as area structure plans, area redevelopment plans or other approved community planning policies
  • To facilitate clarity and legibility, so that land use maps are more representative of the development that is on, or allowed on, a parcel
  • To be consistent and equitable
  • To maintain a parcel’s development potential, to the extent possible, recognizing the new Land Use Bylaw will include adjustments to processes and standards
  • Where possible to replace existing Direct Control districts with a new districts from the Proposed Land Use Bylaw, where the new districts closely match the regulations of the Direct Control Bylaw.

The Land Use (Zoning) Maps on this site show how the new districts in Land Use Bylaw 1P2007 have been applied to land in The City. They are provided for reference purposes only so please carefully read the disclaimer located at the bottom of the page.

To search for a specific address, please visit the Development Map. After entering an address, note the old and the new land use district. Follow the link to see the rationale that explains the change.

Should you require further information, please call 311.

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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