Southwood Corner Redevelopment


A General Meeting is being called by the Community Association President regarding Sable Development’s Land Use Application for Southwood Corner.

Monday, January 22, 2018 from 7-8:30 p.m. 
Chateau Room, upstairs in the Community Hall at 11 Sackville Dr SW

The Association’s Director of Development, Becky Poschmann, will make a brief presentation. A vote, by members in good standing, will follow to determine the Community Association’s position on what is being applied for. You must have a current membership in order to vote - they are available for $15 at or can be purchased at the meeting. Each membership allows up to two (2) votes per household by members of the household who are 18 or older. Each member must be present to vote.

Project overview

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.


Meeting Reports

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.