Calgary relaxes rules on gated communities

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Back in 2001 Calgary talked about banning gated enclaves in the city and in 2007 there was a clear statement in the land-use by-laws that gates across condominium driveways were not allowed. However last week Calgary Planning Commission voted 5-3 in favour of allowing a gated community at Mahogany, a new southeast lake development. It will be the sixth gated development in the city but the only one to have been approved since 2001 and developers Hopewell are planning to apply for more. Among the opponents to the whole concept is councillor Druh Farrell who has told the Calgary Herald that a gated community “doesn’t fit with Calgary values” but those in favour say there is little difference between a gate and a concierge desk in a condo tower. Read the full story.

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