The Alberta Municipal Government Board has ruled in favour of the claim of appeal filed by the City of Calgary against Rocky View County regarding the Omni Area Structure Plan. In a process that lasted more than a year, the Province’s Municipal Government Board ruled on December 18, 2018 that Calgary’s challenge to the County’s Plan indeed has merit. The ruling is outlined below, along with a media release by the County.
Submissions and reports related to the Municipal Government Board Merit Hearing held Monday, July 30 to Friday, August 3, 2018 are listed below, including the final documents and closing submissions submitted by all parties.
- Rocky View County Summation - August 8, 2018 (PDF)
- City of Calgary Written Summary - August 8, 2018 (PDF)
- Genesis Closing Submissions - August 8, 2018 (PDF)
- Rocky View County Summation - August 10, 2018 (PDF)
- City of Calgary Response Summation - August 10, 2018 (PDF)
- Genesis Closing Response - August 10, 2018 (PDF)
- Notice of Hearing (PDF)
- May 25, 2018 – Calgary filed submissions and reports
- July 6, 2018 – County files responding submissions and reports
- July 12, 2018 – Affected Parties File
- July 18, 2018 – City files rebuttal
- July 24, 2018 – County files surrebuttal
- July 30, 2018 – Merit Hearing begins
At the Preliminary Hearing of April 11, 2018, the Municipal Government Board finalized dates for a Merit Hearing and information exchange, with respect to the City of Calgary’s appeal of the Omni Area Structure Plan.
As part of the Municipal Government Act 690 appeal filed against the Omni Area Structure Plan, the City of Calgary and Rocky View County entered into formal mediation during the week of February 12, 2018 to resolve the City’s concerns. Unfortunately, the parties were unable to reach a resolution. Although the County and the City are continuing discussions, the Municipal Government Board will hold a Preliminary Hearing on April 11, 2018 to set dates for a potential Merit Hearing on the appeal. You can view the Notice of Preliminary Hearing below.
November 17, 2017
The Municipal Government Board has set a date for a preliminary hearing to discuss the appeal filed by The City of Calgary. You can view details of the hearing below.
Rocky View County has filed its statutory declaration to the Municipal Government Board, in response to the appeal by The City of Calgary.
October 23, 2017
The City of Calgary filed a notice of appeal with the Municipal Government Board against the Omni Area Structure Plan (ASP), which was passed by Council on September 26, 2017. This means that the Omni ASP is not in effect.
The appeal process requires the City of Calgary to outline the specific concerns it has with the ASP, and give Rocky View County the opportunity to address those specific concerns.
You can view the appeal below:
The Omni Area Structure Plan and supporting technical studies can be viewed here:
The County anticipates that the appeal will take a number of months to be resolved, and until the appeal process is over, the Omni ASP is not in effect. This means that any development applications for the Omni area will be evaluated using the County Plan, and not the Omni ASP.
The purpose of the Omni Area Structure Plan (ASP) is to guide future development by establishing appropriate land uses and a phasing plan for development. The Omni ASP, if approved, will provide a vision for the area that identifies appropriate land uses and servicing strategies, in accordance with the policies of the Rocky View County Plan and Rocky View County/City of Calgary Intermunicipal Development Plan.
This will be a developer-funded Area Structure Plan, which will support the County Plan’s vision for highway business development on the subject lands. The project boundary will cover two sections: 18 & 19-25-28-W4M or ± 518 hectares (± 1280 acres) of land; bounded by Highway 564 to the north, Township Road 252 to the south, 84th street and the City of Calgary to the west and Range Road 285 to the east.
There are several background documents that will inform the Omni ASP review process. Links to these documents are provided below:
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