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Skateboard Ramps Open House Is Nov. 18

posted Nov 17, 2015, 5:58 PM by Geoffrey Vanderburg
Skateboard Ramps and Sports Ramps Open Houses & Survey

In June, Calgary's City Council directed the administration to engage with Calgarians on sports ramps (skateboard ramps) on private residential property. As part of the consultation, the City of Calgary invites you to complete an online survey (Oct 19, 2015) or drop in to the open house below. The questions asked in the survey and at the open house will focus on:

1. Confirmation a proposed maximum size, 1.5 metres (5 ft) high by 5 metres (16 ft) wide by 6 metres (20 ft) long is appropriate for private residential property, 
2. Whether or not a development permit should be required for sports ramps within the allowable size (3D box), and
3. Confirmation the noise provisions of the Community Standards Bylaw will address excessive noise related to sports ramps.

The Land Use Bylaw defines skateboard ramps as a structure that is used to provide a surface upon which an individual may use or operate a skateboard, bicycle, roller skates or other similar device. A development permit is currently required to put a skateboard ramp on private residential property. Skateboard ramps are allowed in residential neighbourhoods as a park or Skatepark and as indoor or outdoor recreational uses. Information on the project, the remaining open house dates and updates on engagement will be posted here. Consultation is also occurring through this survey.

Open house date:

Wednesday, November 18, 2015 6-9 p.m. Lakeview Community Association-6610 34 Street SW
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