At the end of March, the Corporate Planning Applications Group (CPAG) made a decision to recommend the Calgary Planning Commission approve the revised plan. A meeting with the Calgary Planning Commission (CPC) took place May 5, with the commission voting to recommend approval of the plan. At its July 5 hearing, Calgary City Council tasked City Administration with working with the applicant and the community to develop bylaw amendments or potentially a new bylaw to:
- Establish a baseline density for the site that meets Transit-Oriented Development Principles;
- Ensure coordination with planning for the Green Line LRT and the Main Streets project and the storm water drainage study for the Highland Park area;
- Establish urban design principles and guidelines to supplement Direct Control Bylaw rules around street-oriented design and other matters; and
- Ensure the preservation of as much open space as reasonably possible.
The next step in the process is a public hearing at Calgary City Council scheduled for January 16, 2017.