Previous Projects

Russell RED’s 2 Avenue NW Project in Sunnyside
LOC application for re-designation of parcel to M-C2 designation and subsequent Development Permit. Public engagement for DP, applicant for Land Use (successful), DP was appealed at SDAB recently (appeal upheld).

Canterra Custom Homes – Confederation area, a land swap with City of Calgary for a closed laneway for a road setback

227 10 Street NW – BP Applications for Elevator Addition and Medical use Interior Partitioning

Bombay Beauty Loft – Redesignation from R-C2 to M-U1 to repurpose an existing home to commercial use for a salon, West Hillhurst area

227 – 10 Street NW Change of Use, Medical with 90% Parking Relaxation
With the support and assistance of many Departments at the City of Calgary this application was approved for a substantial parking relaxation allowing a new use in the Kensington area.  A further DP application was approved for the additional of an elevator to the building.

City of Calgary – MainStreets Review Report 
Commissioned by Harvey Russell of CBRE for a review of the City’s early MainStreets program and potential implications for which areas they would target for increased density.


Memorial Drive NW, Hillhurst (now in development by Anthem Properties)
This Direct Control (DC) Guideline involved development of a heritage assessment matrix and heritage value exchange negotiation with the Community and City of Calgary over a two year engagement and participation in the HSCA Multi-stakeholder Task Force on Developer Engagement. The outcome was a successful rezoning based on M-C2 that saw the registration of two commercial buildings in Kensington as Municipal Heritage Buildings: the Smith (Cuzzubbo) Residence (encapsulated within the Kensington Pub); and the Smith Block (locally known as the Starbucks Building). Jennifer managed all public engagement, City negotiations, heritage research and negotiations.

The Carpenter’s Hall/10 Street NW (developed by Bucci, The Kensington)
This Direct Control (DC) Guideline was completed in May 2013. This rezoning paved the way for development of the properties at the maximum height and FAR of the HSCA ARP and TOD guidelines. In addition to the required community consultation on the rezoning, Jennifer hosted a Laneway Roundtable Discussion at the request of the ward Councilor to engage the community in addressing concerns about the busy commercial-residential laneway.

10A Street / Starbucks Patio project design & implementation
Jennifer designed this public realm amenity in Kensington addressing a raised curb by creating a patio with custom designed bench & chair forms and colourful bistro-style patio & umbrella sets. As part of the project the light control box was painted by our very own Jennifer Dobbin as a TARDIS, featuring major themes from Doctor Who. You can read a little more about this project in the article by Mike’s Bloggity BlogCity of Calgary application for patio, land lease negotiation, design custom furniture and patio layout (Sketch-up), project and materials management through to build-out completion.