Riverbend/South Hill Land Use Application

Councillor Kourtney Penner - Ward 11 Statement

Public Hearing of Council July 16, 2024

On May 23, 2024, The South Hill land use application for the east side of Riverbend was at Calgary Planning Commission.

Per the notice from the City (below), residents will note that the Commission chose to remove the barricade on Riverstone Road for bus and emergency access, which would allow for all vehicle use.

Based on conversations with residents, I advocated to maintain this condition at Planning Commission, however this was not supported and an amendment to the Outline Plan was passed.

You can watch video of the presentation by Administration, my debate, and changes by Commission here:

Knowing this was important to nearby residents, I am working with Administration to understand if there is another opportunity to give direction to have Riverstone Road open to only transit and emergency access. It is my hope to have this plan in place for public hearing on July 16, 2024.

I encourage residents to consider writing to Council or presenting to Council to voice concerns at the July 16 Public Hearing of Council

Find more information on the public submission and presentation process here:

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