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Make sure you become involved in this proposal by giving your feedback to the City. There is event today that your input is needed, and an open house on August 24th. This is a large project, and will reshape the area. 


About the Brentwood Co-Op Development:

Co-op, in conjunction with Quarry Bay Developments, has proposed a combined development permit and land use redesignation (re-zoning) for the site located at 4122 Brentwood Road N.W. (the existing Co-op site). The development (as of July 2017) proposes four new buildings, along with a relocated gas bar and new Wendy’s with a drive-thru. The tallest building heights are proposed to be approximately 31 storeys (116 metres) and 23 storeys (78 metres). A total of 501 residential units are proposed and 15,500 square metres (166,840 square feet) of commercial space including office, grocery store, retail and other commercial uses and 1,113 parking stalls.

The land use amendment application is to redesignate the property from C-COR2 f1. 0 h12 to a Direct Control designation that would be based on the C-COR1 designation. The application number is LOC2016-0328.

A concurrent development permit has been submitted with the land use application to redevelop the site. The application number is DP2016-5143.

It is the intent of Co-op to develop the site, with these additional uses, including residential units and offices in multiple phases, keeping the current Co-op store and existing businesses open until each of its replacements spaces are built. It is also a requirement of Co-op to keep an adequate level of parking available for customer use during the construction period.


For a picture of the proposed look of it see below:


The map of the proposed site is here:



What the City needs from you: Provide your input!

We are currently in the third phase of engagement for the Brentwood Co-op redevelopment application. Feedback received in the first two phases of engagement has been used to inform the first detailed review of the submission and the applicant has submitted a revised application in response to this review. In this phase we will:

  • Share what we have done with feedback we received in the first phases.
  • Collect input on the revised application from Co-op, which will help inform the second detailed review of the submission.

See below to provide your feedback online and the Key Dates section above for in-person engagement opportunities. Click here to complete the feedback form.


Common Questions/Answers: 

Is the Co-op closing?

No. The existing Co-op grocery store will remain open and operational until the new store is completed and ready to open. There will be no disruption to the operations of the existing Co-op grocery store.

Is the new Co-op going to be bigger?

The new Co-op grocery store is proposed to be approximately 50,000 square feet, while the current store is approximately 44,240 square feet.

What is happening to the gas bar, Wendys and bank? Are they closing?

Like the grocery store, the bank, Wendys and gas bar are proposed to be relocated within the site, but will not cease operations. Each current business will continue to operate until a replacement is constructed.

Are the developers taking a phased approach to development?

Yes, the development is proposed to incorporate several phases. The first phase involves the relocation of the Wendys and gas bar. Phase two involves the construction of a new parkade where the existing surface parking lot in front of the Co-op is, as well as a new 4 storey building incorporating a bank, liquor store and offices above, with associated surface parking. Phase three involves the construction of the new Co-op store and parkade beneath. Phase four will involve the demolition of the existing store and construction of two residential buildings above the new grocery store. Phase five will involve the construction of the remainder of the underground parkade and the construction of a new residential building where the current Co-op is located.

How high will the residential buildings be?

The new buildings incorporate a range of proposed heights. The tallest building is located above the new Co-op (located on the east end of the site, close to University City) and is proposed to have a maximum height of 31 storeys (116 meters). The second tallest building is proposed to be 23 storeys (78 metres) and is also located on the east portion of the site above the new grocery store.

How many residential units will there be?

The development is proposing a total of 501 residential units.

What are the plans to address increased traffic congestion and parking?

The required parking enforced through by-law will be provided on-site (both surface and underground). This will address the basic parking requirements for the residential and commercial uses. A Traffic Impact Analysis, which is looking at congestion concerns, is currently under review. The City of Calgary will also work with the developer to identify key locations for improvements based on the Traffic Impact Analysis.


Important Dates:

  Brentwood Co-op: Pop Up

Tuesday, August 15, 2017, 3 – 7 p.m.

Location:  Triwood Community Centre
  Brentwood Co-op: Open House

Thursday, August 24, 2017, 4 – 8 p.m.

Location:  Triwood Community Centre



Sean Chu

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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