IMPORTANT REZONING INFORMATION FOR OUR COMMUNITY
The owner of 2840 – 25A ST SW has applied to rezone his property to M-CG which allows double the current density of zoning (4-plex instead of semi-attached). This new zoning would allow for a maximum height of 12 metres instead of 10 and lot coverage upward of 60% instead of 45%.
This file is to be reviewed in front of City Council on May 2, 2016.
Surrounding neighbours and other residents of both Richmond Knob Hill and Killarney communities are opposed to this ‘spot rezoning’. Spot rezoning is taking an individual lot and increasing the zoning which is not in compliance with the Area Redevelopment Plan and current zoning bylaws. The Richmond Knob Hill Community Association Development Board has reviewed this application to the city and is opposed to this property being rezoned. We would like to have every homeowner to support us in opposing this application.
HOW THIS AFFECTS YOU AS AN OWNER OF PROPERTY IN OUR COMMUNITIES
Approval of spot rezoning to individual lots in our community will set a precedent which could allow for spot rezoning to high density near or beside your home. Most owners are fine with the density increasing from a single family home per 50 foot lot frontage to two homes on the same lot frontage in a R-C2 area. However, we believe that 4 units or more on a 50 foot lot is excessive.
The City of Calgary current mandate is to increase the density in the inner city. The consensus of the neighbours is that this higher density should be built on streets already zoned for this type of density and if the city wants to rezone entire areas it should be done with a revision to the bylaws with consultation from each homeowner. Having spot rezoning approved leads the process down a slippery slope to where R-1 areas could become higher density in the future.
We also believe that it is not fair to homeowners that have purchased in an R-C2 area expecting to only have 2 dwellings per lot to be subjected to higher density and issues related to the same (parking, sunlight blockage, loss of trees and green areas, storm sewer flooding).
HOW YOU CAN HELP – OUR ( UPDATED ) PETITION DEADLINE IS APRIL 21 2016
Sign Petition on-line: BELOW
Sign the back of this letter (petition) and return it to us: call 403-861-4099 for pick-up or drop in the mailbox at 2828 – 25A Street SW
Email a statement to: cityclerk@Calgary.ca with a cc to Corinne@godlonton.com Stating your opposition.
Write a letter to: Office of the City Clerk, The City of Calgary, 700 Macleod TR SE, Calgary, AB, T2P 2M5
We, the undersigned owners of property affected by the requested zoning change for 2840 – 25A ST SW, Calgary, AB, do hereby protest against any change of the Land Development Code which would zone the property to any classification other than the current state of DC with 2P80 Guidlines.[ninja_form id=9]
Samples of what was originally proposed