Elbow View Area Structure Plan



On February 11, 2020 Rocky View County Council approved a Terms of Reference for an applicant-led Area Structure Plan for the Highway 8 area. A group of landowners within the plan area are leading the Elbow View Area Structure Plan (ASP), and have retained O2 Planning + Design to assist in the preparation of the ASP. Once drafted, the ASP will be presented to Council for consideration.

Located along Highway 8, between the Tsuut’ina Nation and the Elbow River, and next to the communities of Elbow Valley West and Springbank, Elbow View has been identified as a Growth Corridor in the City of Calgary-Rocky View County Intermunicipal Development Plan. The new Elbow View ASP will include over 900 hectares of land, taking a big-picture approach to developing the remainder of this highly valued landscape. At full build-out, which will be a multi-decade planning and development process, Elbow View could provide a range and mixture of housing types, as well as community-supportive services and commercial opportunities to serve the larger regional area.

The Elbow View ASP will outline future land use, development phasing, transportation, environmental protection, emergency services, general design, and utility service requirements, to guide the community to accommodate future growth in an environmentally and fiscally sustainable manner.

Project Timeline

  • Phase 1: Site Analysis & Concept Development
    March – May 2020
    The first of two engagement opportunities takes place in this phase to identify initial land use concepts and existing conditions, including opportunities and constraints. Public feedback will inform the ASP land use concepts and draft policies.
  • Phase 2: Concept Refinement
    June – November 2020
    The second engagement opportunity takes place in this phase based on the draft ASP that is presented. Public feedback will help to finalize the preliminary concept for the Elbow View ASP and formulate the necessary policies to guide the community’s growth. 
  • Phase 3: Presentation and Public Hearing
    December 2020 – Early 2021
    The ASP is presented to Council for consideration of first reading. This would not be a public hearing. If passed, the plan would proceed to public hearing and second reading. This would be the final opportunity for public input. If approved by Rocky View County Council, the ASP would then be reviewed by the Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) and evaluated against the Interim Regional Evaluation Framework. If approved by the CMRB, the ASP would return to Council for third and final reading. This is when the ASP would be adopted by Council.

Get Involved

The landowner’s group has retained O2 Planning + Design to facilitate the public engagement for the Elbow View ASP.

The Phase 2 survey closed on Friday, November 13, 2020.

If you have any questions about the project, please email Jessica Anderson at janderson@rockyview.ca or Adam Harrison at adam.harrison@o2design.com.


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