On May 13, 2015, Calgary City Council unanimously approved the city’s first zero-parking condominium, a condo without any car parking in the building. The development, to be located in the East Village, will be primarily residential with street-level commercial spaces for potential shops and restaurants. Tenants are to be provided with incentives to choose alternative modes of transportation, such as car share memberships. This approval highlights a shift in new housing development and transportation choices for Calgarians.
Zero-parking buildings have been appearing in other North American cities including Portland and Vancouver as car ownership is seen to decline as a trade off to other costs of living.
With emerging shifts in travel choices, such as an increase in cycling and transit use, The City of Calgary wants to know if you would ever consider living in a building with zero parking. Please complete our short survey before July 24, 2015 and let us know what you think. Your input will continue to help provide a general indication of interest in zero-parking buildings.
For more information on Calgary’s newly adopted parking policy and zero-parking development, check out the following links: