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North Hill Communities Local Area Plan (NHCLAP) and Guidebook for Great Communities go to public hearing and Council on March 22, 2021

The CHCA has been negotiating with administration for a series of amendments to the NHCLAP. Several amendments are being considered and we appreciate the efforts of the City. Even with these potential amendments, we believe that the NHCLAP does not meet the needs of our residents in its current draft. After considerable deliberation, the CHCA Board has passed the following motion: 

The Crescent Heights Community Association does not support the North Hill Communities Local Area Plan and on behalf of our residents we request that our community be removed from the plan until further changes and improvements can be made.

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North Hill Communities Local Area Plan (NHCLAP) and Guidebook for Great Communities UPDATE Jan 29, 2021

Guidebook and NHCLAP revised documents were released on on January 4th, 2021. Please check: AND to see the revised plans.

After considerable deliberation, the CHCA has taken the position to NOT support the NHCLAP unless the following issues are addressed: community character; density; heritage; urban forest/public space, and a mobility plan. For more detail, please refer to the letter submitted (PDF Download below) to the Standing Policy Committee on Planning and Urban Development (PUD). Our objections to the Guidebook are associated with our concerns around the NHCLAP.

IT IS NOT TOO LATE TO GIVE YOUR FEEDBACK! The CHCA encourages all residents to get involved and review these important planning changes intended to be implemented in our community.

February 3, 2021: Guidebook and North Hill LAP to PUD for recommendation to the Combined Meeting of Council. The public can participate, link below. Deadline for written submissions is past, but you can still sign up here to speak on February 3rd OR Write Councillor Farrell at: OR

March 22, 2021: IF PUD makes a recommendation to Council, Guidebook and North Hill LAP to Combined Meeting of Council. This meeting of Council will include a Council decision. Click here for Public Hearing information.

Other reading: Please also find a link to the letter submitted by Calgary Heritage Initiative and Calgarians for Heritage Districts:

Questions? Please contact


Dec 2020 update for the Guidebook for Great Communities and North Hill Communities Local Area Plan (North Hill LAP) 

The City of Calgary has announced the following sequence of events for the delivery of the revised Guidebook and North Hill Community Local Area Plan: 

“The refined Guidebook for Great Communities (Guidebook), along with the North Hill Communities Local Area Plan (North Hill LAP) are scheduled to be released on Jan. 4, 2021


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Big Planning Changes Proposed in Crescent Heights

How will this affect your residence or our community?

We’re seeking resident feedback on these changes. Please take five minutes to complete this survey at

The City of Calgary is making changes to our community development and planning process.   Specifically, our community will be governed by two new plans: The Guidebook for Great Communities (the Guidebook), and the North Hill Communities Local Area Plan (NHCLAP). Both documents are in a final stage of revisions as directed by council on July 27th, 2020 and anticipated to be approved in January 2021.

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