Heritage Communities Local Area Plan

Heritage Communities Local Area Plan Approved by Council

On September 19, 2023, Council approved the Heritage Communities Local Area Plan with a 14-1 vote.

The Heritage Communities Local Area Plan (the Plan) is the result of over three years of engagement with participants including youth, seniors, residents, business owners, community association and development industry representatives, and a dedicated and diverse working group. Feedback provided by participants throughout the process helped shape and refine the Plan that was brought forward to Council.

The Heritage Communities Local Area Plan sets out the vision and policies to guide growth, change and investment over the next 30 years in the communities of Kelvin Grove, Eagle Ridge, Chinook Park, Kingsland, Haysboro, Southwood, Willow Park, Maple Ridge, Acadia, and Fairview; and, three Industrial Communities (Fairview Industrial, East Fairview Industrial, and Glendeer Business Park). In addition to policies directing how land can be used and redeveloped in the area, the Plan identifies community improvements and investments to support communities as they experience growth and change.

With the approval of the Heritage Communities Local Area Plan, there is now direction on future development, investment and community improvements that residents, landowners, builders/developers, City Planners and Councillors can commonly refer to when new development and investment ideas are proposed.

The Plan aims to support the area as it evolves by: better connecting the Heritage Communities; fostering vibrant Transit Station Areas; increasing housing choice; enhancing parks, open spaces and natural areas; and revitalizing the Macleod Trail South Area.

Thank you to everyone who dedicated their time and provided input throughout the creation of the Heritage Communities Local Area Plan!



UPDATE: June 2023

The Heritage Communities Local Area Plan was given first reading by Council on June 20, 2023, in a 13-2 vote. Next, the Plan will be referred to the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) to be reviewed based on the Growth Plan and the Regional Evaluation Framework. If the Plan is approved by the CMRB, it will then return to Council for second and third reading. CMRB’s process takes approximately two months.


May 2023
The Heritage Communities Local Area Plan (LAP) was approved by the City’s Infrastructure and Planning Committee on April 5, and now will move forward to Council on June 20. The FCA has been involved in the working group, composed of community association reps, residents, and some industry reps, since it began in 2019.
Fairview and Fairview Industrial currently have no neighbourhood-level plan to guide change over the next 30+ years. After 3+ years of discussion and public engagement, the LAP shows where growth could happen and what it could look like in Fairview and the other Heritage communities. It also includes guidelines for other policies including things like transit, cycling/pedestrian routes, green spaces, and so on.
The FCA submitted a letter of qualified support for the plan in its current final draft form, and welcomes input and questions from residents. You can contact our working group rep, Elizabeth, with any questions.
Useful links:
The Heritage Communities LAP site at the city: https://engage.calgary.ca/heritage