Town of Canmore

800 3 Ave

What is Happening?

An application has been submitted on a privately owned parcel of vacant land in South Canmore located at 800 3rd Avenue. 

The application proposes up to six single-family homes and a new hospice facility on the site. The map below is broken into subdistricts, with details on each below.

Subdistrict A:

  • (0.91 ha / 2.0 ac) 
  • Will be gifted to the Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley to construct a 15,000 SF hospice for end-of-life care.

Subdistrict B:

  • (0.62ha / 1.5 ac) 
  • Will be divided into a maximum of three lots for residential development.

Subdistrict C:

  • (1.14 ha / 3.0 ac)
  • Will be divided into a maximum of two lots for residential development.

Subdistrict D:

  • (5.51 ha / 13.5 ac)
  • Will be held by the landowners for their own home. The majority of this subdistrict will be open, natural space.

The application triggers the need for three amendments to the Municipal Development Plan (MDP) and one amendment to the Land Use Bylaw (LUB). The amendments needed to the Municipal Development Plan include:

  1. Amend the Growth Boundary to include the subject site,
  2. Change conceptual land use from “Conservation” to “Neighbourhood Residential”,
  3. Remove the subject site from area shown as “Habitat Patch”.

The amendment to Land Use Bylaw is requesting a new Direct Control District be added for the site to establish the regulations for the proposed development.

The applicant has more information on their website www.800canmore.com

Application Supporting Documents

pdf 800 3 Ave Supporting Report Amendments to MDP & LUB 3rd Ave South Land (2.96 MB)

pdf 800 3 Ave Appendix A Conceptual Site Plan (2.93 MB)

pdf 800 3 Ave Appendix B EIS Version 4 0 (15.82 MB)

pdf 800 3 Ave Appendix C Technical Memo Conceptual Servicing Report (3.75 MB)

pdf 800 3 Ave Appendix D Letter of Support from Palliative Care Society of the Bow Valley (119 KB)

pdf 800 3 Ave SSR Narrative & Matrix 3rd Ave South Land (882 KB)

pdf 800 3 Ave Draft DCD Bylaw 3rd Ave South Land 2021 04 08 2 (342 KB)

Next Steps - Updated July 5, 2022

The application triggers the need for both updates to the Municipal Development Plan and the Land Use Bylaw. The two amendments are separate Bylaws, but are being processed concurrently. Next steps include:

  • Council gave first reading to bylaws 2022-09 and 2022-10 on May 3, 2022 and held a public hearing Tuesday, May 24, 2022. You can view a copy of the amending bylaws on this webpage.
  • Council directed administration to return no later than Nov. 1, 2022, to allow for further discussions with the applicant regarding Council’s specific direction following the May 24 Public Hearing to prepare wording for potential amendments that Council could consider at second reading. 
  • If Council defeats the bylaws at any point in this process, then the existing rules remain in place.

Questions

Please fill out the Contact Planning Form and a member of the Planning & Development team will respond to you.

The Town of Canmore is located within Treaty 7 region of Southern Alberta. In the spirit of respect, reciprocity and truth, we honour and acknowledge the Canmore area, known as “Chuwapchipchiyan Kudi Bi” (translated in Stoney Nakoda as “shooting at the willows”) and the traditional Treaty 7 territory and oral practices of the Îyârhe Nakoda (Stoney Nakoda) – comprised of the Bearspaw First Nation, Chiniki First Nation, and Goodstoney First Nation – as well as the Tsuut’ina First Nation and the Blackfoot Confederacy comprised of the Siksika, Piikani, Kainai. We acknowledge that this territory is home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3, within the historical Northwest Métis homeland. We acknowledge all Nations who live, work, and play and help us steward this land and honour and celebrate this territory. We commit to working to live in right relations and to advance Truth and Reconciliation.

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