The Grid in East Inglewood

Proposed Development

B&A Planning Group is managing a Land Use Re-designation application for a parcel of land in eastern Inglewood at 740 – 19 Street SE. This land formerly operated as a Husky gas station from 1962 until its removal in 2011, and has sat vacant since. Our vision for the project, known as “The Grid”, is to transform the vacant lands into a vibrant residential development that will provide more opportunities to live, work and play in one of Calgary’s most desirable inner-city neighbourhoods.

Project Update

The original application proposed to re-designate the site from its current auto-oriented commercial corridor district to a multi-residential, high rise district (M-H3) to accommodate a 20-storey, approximately 170 unit residential tower surrounded by a base of 14 townhouse units.

As a result of the feedback received from the community, the project team refined its Land Use Redesignation application to The City for a Direct Control District, based on a Multi-Residential High Density Medium Rise District (M-H2) in recognition of the site’s locational characteristics.

As part of our land use amendment submission, we prepared development concepts to illustrate the anticipated development for the site and assist in better defining the Direct Control District (as seen below).

Prior to the approval of any building on the site, The City would require a development permit. This process would include a much more detailed design, which would be circulated in accordance with The City’s requirements.

  Land use concept proposed at Open House Application submitted to The City of Calgary
Land Use Multi-Residential (M-H3) – High Density High Rise District Direct Control District based on Multi-Residential  – High Density Medium Rise (M-H2) District
FAR (Floor Area Ratio) 5.21 5.0
Height 63m 49m
Conceptual Design
  • 20 – storey (63m) residential tower with 180 units
  • 14 townhouse units
  • Commercial opportunities at grade
  • 16 – storey (49m) residential tower on the northern portion of the site with 110 units
  • 6 – storey (17.1m) building on the east side with 34 units
  • 18 townhouse units at the base fronting onto 7 Avenue and the Bend in the Bow
  • Commercial opportunities at grade fronting 19 Street

Next Steps

The application is now in circulation with The City of Calgary. The City will determine the need for an additional public engagement opportunity prior to Corporate Planning Applications Group (CPAG) team preparing its Detail Team Review document and preparing recommendations to the Calgary Planning Commission (CPC) and Council for the consideration of the land use redesignation.

More Information

For more information about the project, please contact Tamille Beynon, Communications and Engagement Specialist – [email protected]

Click here to read the What We Heard Report that was created from feedback obtained during our February 10, 2018 Open House.

Click here to access the Open House Boards from the Public Open House on Saturday, February 10, 2018 [PDF – 17MB – file may take a few moments to download]

Click here to download the project brochure for The Grid in East Inglewood

[Article] “Common Ground” by Karen Durrie on the CREB website [March 23, 2018]

[Video] CTV coverage of the Public Open House [aired February 10, 2018]

[Video] Interview with Global TV regarding The Grid (Story starts at 5:27) [aired January 27, 2018]

“Residents, businesses weigh in on proposed 20-storey high-rise in Inglewood” – Global TV article

Metro News Article

[Video + Article] CTV News Article [aired February 7, 2018]

Team members on the project

Daniel MacGregor
Vern Hart
Tamille Beynon
Steve Morris