The City of Calgary is changing several planning, development approvals and building safety processes as a public safety measure during the COVID-19 pandemic. We also remain focused on efforts that will improve service delivery. Here are updates covering both.
Note: If you've received this newsletter from a friend or colleague, subscribe to receive future editions directly and in real time.
Paper inspector sets go digital this week
CAC-Public Infrastructure will no longer request paper inspector sets for subdivision construction inspections as of Apr. 9. No action is required by consultants as this is an internal process change. We ask for your patience as we transition to the new digital process.
If you have issues with the performance of inspections as a result of this change, please let us know by email to Approvals@Calgary.ca.
CCC and FAC now email compatible
In March we introduced a new email process for Construction Completion Certificates (CCC) and Final Acceptance Certificates (FAC). Replacing the use of paper and traditional delivery methods will:
speed up document delivery to/from The City
create faster review times
eliminate time spent photocopying and scanning
save you, and The City, paper and postage/courier costs
The documents – now in Word format for digital editing – are available on this web page. Some additional criteria is required to maintain the integrity of the process. Please see the Mar. 23 bulletin posted on calgary.ca for those details.
And as always, we welcome your feedback. Email that as well, to email@example.com
Public input on applications remains a priority
Public input on development and land-use applications is an essential part of The City’s approval process. While we continue notifying communities and neighbours through our usual channels, we’re also actively promoting awareness and use of our Development Map through other City channels.
The Development Map is a convenient way to inform citizens and community associations of applications in their areas. They can also submit their comments, concerns or support through the email function embedded in the map. Emails submitted through the map go directly to the Planner reviewing the file.
We also continue working on improvements to the map, along with our current focus on adapting the tool to users’ changing needs.
Notice to developers and consulting engineers using UDO
Urban Development Online (UDO) system updates are temporarily delayed while our IT department focuses on business continuity priorities. This includes system updates reflecting the recent Tiering and Securities (T&S) enhancements announced in early March.
Developers and consulting engineers logging into UDO will not see the newly revised T&S tier structure and securities amounts. However, a manual process to apply the revised structure and amounts is in place.
Securities amounts will be calculated by the development industry and applied manually to the agreements.
Tiering will be evaluated by the Public Infrastructure team and manually added to the Development Agreement document.
For additional information, or if you have questions or concerns about your application, please contact your Infrastructure Strategist. Note, this information is visible in the tombstone tab for all applications in process, and was posted on our Bulletins page and Development Agreements page on Apr. 3.