Your responses to these survey questions will provide important information that the EPRA Board will use to determine the direction it takes when responding to development permits and City policy regarding the future development in Elbow Park.


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* 1. Do you own or rent your home in Elbow Park?

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* 2. What is your age bracket?  Please only continue the survey if you are 18 or older.

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* 3. When was your home originally built?

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* 4. How long have you lived in Elbow Park?

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* 5. Do you feel you have enough information on the Guidebook for Great Communities from the City of Calgary to understand the implications it will have on community development?

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* 6. Future development should allow for semi-detached homes in Elbow Park.

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Example of semi-detached home.

Example of a semi-detached home.

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* 7. Future development should allow for row houses in Elbow Park.

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Example of row housing.

Example of row housing.

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* 8. Future development of any of these mentioned above should be restricted to busier roads, such as Elbow Drive, 14th Street or Sifton Blvd.

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* 9. Please indicate where you would support the development of mixed-use, three-story buildings in Elbow Park.

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Example of three-story building

Example of three-story building

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* 10. All homes in Elbow Park are currently single-family homes. Elbow Park should remain a neighbourhood that is exclusively single detached homes and no other types of buildings should be allowed.

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* 11. Small Group Seniors homes, such as 8-10 seniors living in a house like structure, should be allowed in Elbow Park

According to current Land Use Bylaw, new lots in Elbow Park must be a minimum of 40 feet wide, however, there are some original lots that are 25 to 37.5 feet wide that currently exist in Elbow Park.  Please answer the next questions with this in mind.

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* 12. Subdivision of all 100 foot lots into two 50 foot lots should be allowed.

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* 13. Subdivision of 100 foot lots into two 50 foot lots, excluding riverfront lots should be allowed.

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* 14. Subdivision of all 75 foot lots into two 37.5 foot lots should be allowed.

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* 15. Subdivision of 75 foot lots, excluding riverfront lots, should be allowed.

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* 16. Subdivision of all 100 foot lots into four 25 foot lots should be allowed.

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* 17. Subdivision of 100 foot lots should not be allowed anywhere in Elbow Park.

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* 18. Currently City Bylaws allow for:
- the maximum lot coverage of 45%
- minimum side setbacks of four feet (two feet for garages)
- minimum front setback which is the greater of 10 feet or the average of the adjacent homes, less five feet (the risk here is that deep front yards slowly will disappear if every new home can be five feet forward of adjacent homes)
- maximum height is the greater of 28 feet or the average of the adjacent homes plus five feet to a maximum of 30 feet.

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* 19. Homes with flat roofs should have a lower maximum height allowance than a sloped roof.

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Example of flat roof.

Example of flat roof.

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* 20. Front setbacks of a new house should be restricted to the setback of the original home.

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* 21. The minimum side setbacks for homes that are higher than 26 feet should be proportionately increased.

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* 22. Currently the Elbow Park Charter stipulates that garages should be separate from the house, positioned to the rear of the property and accessed from the alley where one exists.  Front garages should only be allowed if there is no alley.

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* 23. Backyard garages should be allowed to be connected to the house even though it creates a long wall along the entire side yard.

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* 24. Commercial development such as a coffee shop, neighbourhood pub or small grocery store would be welcomed on my residential street in the future.

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* 25. Commercial development as described above should be allowed on busier streets such as 14th Street, Elbow Drive or Sifton Blvd.

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* 26. Secondary suites on top of garages should be allowed in Elbow Park.

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* 27. Secondary suites in the basement of a home should be allowed.

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* 28. Laneway tiny homes (as in small cottages) should be allowed.

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* 29. The empty lots in Elbow Park that exist as a result of the Provincial buyout from the 2013 flood should be:

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* 30. Maintaining the character streetscapes and green spaces is important. Are there certain streets that you feel should be preserved. Please specify.

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* 31. Elbow Park Residents Association should support opposition to development permits in our neighbourhood that do not meet the guidelines outlined in the 2005 Elbow Park Charter.

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* 32. Tell us what you like about living in Elbow Park and anything else that's important to you.

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