Use and share this petition link to tell City councillors and Administration that the “Inglewood Heritage Village” is worth saving!
Inglewood is the oldest community in Calgary with Ninth Avenue as its longest heritage main street. It is a destination enjoyed by Calgarians and visitors year-round for its village feel, quirky shops and great music venues and was named Best Community in Canada in 2014 by the Canadian Institute of Planners.
But now, it is under an assault that could destroy it forever.
Three separate land use change applications have been proposed, each more than twice the existing bylaw limit of 65 feet or about six storeys. We welcome developments that do not exceed 6 stories (22 meters) and fit within the character of Inglewood. The City of Calgary Planning Department wants to approve buildings that are more than double the density of downtown (from 3 FAR to 7 FAR).
If built, any of these three properties would forever change the face of the community, leaving behind another bland, commercial wind tunnel – instead of a people-centric avenue, where things are built to a scale that is enjoyable and inviting for pedestrians.
We strongly believe the history of Calgary belongs to the people. The last time Inglewood was faced with a serious threat was in 1974 (https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1974/1/1/calgary) when the City decided they would build a freeway through Inglewood. Thanks to Jack Long and many volunteers our community stopped it.
Please help us prove that history, community character, and our main streets belong to all of us. Help us show that we care and we will stand up for and respect our heritage.
Use and share this petition link to tell City Councillors and Administration that the “Inglewood Heritage Village” is worth saving!
You can also write to your Councillor:
The City of Calgary Office of the Councillors (8001)
P.O. Box 2100, Station M
Canada T2P 2M5
You may submit your comments to all of the Councillors by indicating that you wish to distribute your comments to all within the form field.