Southwood Corner Redevelopment
Southwood's official statement on the current Land Use Application for Southwood Corner (LOC2017-0255)
As part of the Land Use Application process, the Southwood Community Association has submitted a letter to City Council stating the Association's position on the proposal (per the results of the January 22, 2018 General Meeting). You can read the letter here.
results OF GENERAL MEETING REGARDING SOUTHWOOD CORNER
A General Meeting was held on Monday, January 22, 2018 regarding Sable Development’s Land Use Application for Southwood Corner.
After a short presentation, Community Association Members were asked to vote on whether they supported or opposed the two components of the current Land Use Application for Southwood Corner (LOC2017-0255): an increase to the allowable height, and an increase to the allowable floor area ratio (FAR). Members could choose to support or oppose each component.
Results were as follows:
There were 87 votes (and one spoiled vote)
Increase height: Support 23 votes (26%), Oppose 64 votes (74%)
Increase FAR: Support 30 votes (34%), Oppose 57 votes (66%)
These results are now the Southwood Community Association's official position on Land Use Application LOC2017-0255. Becky Poschmann, Director of Development, will capture these results in a letter that will be submitted to City Council on the Community Association's behalf.
Sable Developments is planning to redevelop Southwood Corner. They have submitted a land use application to the City of Calgary. The Land Use Application is looking to increase the allowable height from 15 m to 24 m and the allowable Floor Area Ratio from 0.32 to 2.0. The land use will remain as Community-Corridor 2.
Information provided by Sable Developments and Rick Balbi Ltd. in a number of meetings with the Community shows that they are looking to build an additional three stories of 55+ seniors independent living above the No Frills to Fabricland portion of the mall, as well as a two storey (three storeys including the ground level) parkade to the south of the building.
The application is in submission with the City of Calgary as work is being completed on the Traffic Impact Assessment. Continue checking the City’s website for any updates on when comments may been presented to the file manager. The application number is LOC2017-0255.
A redevelopment of this nature will require a series of applications and approvals by the developer. At this point in time, the Community Association is only focusing on what is being applied for with the current land use application - the increase to the allowable height and floor area ratio. Any information regarding the future redevelopment or subsequent applications (i.e. Development Permit and Building Permit) is speculative and will only move forward should the developer receive approval from City Council on the current land use application.
Click on the image below to download project renderings:
Project FAQ and additional drawings
Rick Balbi, the architect for the Southwood Corner redevelopment project, has provided information related to questions and concerns raised by the community at a number of meetings. The information is related to what is being sought for the redevelopment of the property, as well as additional drawings showing the project's shadow study and other figures. Read the letter and view the drawings here.
In the November 2017 Newsletter, the description for the Southwood Corner Redevelopment read as follows:
"...Their proposal is to add an additional 3 storeys of seniors independent living above the No Frills to Fabricland portion of the mall; as well as a 2 storey (3 storeys including the ground level) to the south of the building."
The 2 storeys (3 from ground level) to the south of the building will remain as the parkade. The plans for this have not changed.
January 22, 2018 - The Southwood Community Association held a General Meeting to determine the Association's position on the Southwood Corner land use application. There was a short presentation followed by a vote by Association members. View the presentation here.
September 28, 2017 - Sable Developments Inc. attended a Southwood Community Association Board of Directors meeting and took questions from attendees. Read the report here.
September 7, 2017 - There was an initial meeting between Sable Developments Inc., the Southwood Home Owners' Committee, and other affected neighbours. Read the report here.
August 30, 2017 - Becky Poschmann, the Director of Development for the Community Association, along with the Southwood Committee Pat Befus, Brooke Dillon, and Rick Vigrass, held a meeting with neighbours in close proximity to the site to provide information regarding the project and discuss their questions and concerns. Read the report here.