MONTGOMERY BIA MEMBERSHIP INFORMATION
There are currently 115 Montgomery businesses located within the Montgomery Business Improvement Area (BIA) boundaries. All businesses in Montgomery that are located within these boundaries are automatically BIA Members.
The Montgomery BIA is funded through a municipal levy. This levy is expressed as a percentage of business tax, and is applied through the “Business Tax Assessment” process, for all businesses located within the BRZ boundaries. The City of Calgary collects this levy on behalf of the BIA, however, Business Members are the primary source of funding for the BIA. The Montgomery BIA will endeavour to leverage Members’ investment in the BIA by applying for any available Municipal, Provincial and Federal grants.
As the tenth BIA in the City of Calgary, the Montgomery BIA is a member of CBIZ (Calgary Business Revitalization Zones). Calgarys’ BIA's independently and collectively strive to represent their member’s businesses by promoting and enhancing their respective business districts and the community at large. Recognition of the economic enhancement that BIAs provide to the City of Calgary has led to ongoing development of strong working relations between CBIZ and The City of Calgary. Our shared goal is to augment and promote economic development in Calgary's established business districts.
All Montgomery BIA members are automatically included in the online Shopping, Dining, Business and Service Directory.
To update or add your listing in the online directory please click here.
Montgomery BIA By-Laws
Montgomery's fight against graffiti - what are we doing about it? We are winning Montgomery - thanks to all of our business members and community volunteers, we are "ZERO TOLERANCE"!
Graffiti costs Calgarians millions of dollars annually. Graffiti hurts everyone. Graffiti suggests a lack of caring. Graffiti breeds other crimes and increases safety issues. Graffiti is a crime. Graffiti is not cool. Graffiti-free communities are more prosperous. Graffiti that is removed instantly has less chance of reoccurring.
The City of Calgary has been diligent at educating taxpayers about the advantages of keeping our communities graffiti-free. Now, thanks to their ongoing support, the Montgomery BIA is able to launch GRAFFITI BUSTERS ZERO TOLERANCE campaign. The launch of GRAFFITI BUSTERS ZERO TOLERANCE is a proud statement that we care about keeping our community clean and safe, and take pride in making this community the best it can be. Montgomery can be a poster community in the City’s fight against graffiti. Here is how you can help:
Call 311 to report graffiti. Record the location, type of property and if possible, take a photo. You will be provided with a case or "SR" number. Email the photos to firstname.lastname@example.org with the "SR" number.
Call 911 if you see the crime in progress.
Remove the graffiti if it is on your property, or with the permission of your property owner as quickly as possible. Studies show that removal within 24 to 48 hours results in a nearly zero rate of recurrence.
Visit The City of Calgary Police Services Graffiti Free Calgary at www.graffitifreecalgary.ca for additional info.
Contact the Montgomery BIA for additional info, and/or support, and ways you can help promote ZERO TOLERANCE in our community.
DID YOU KNOW?
Leaving graffiti will attract other graffiti vandals to the same location. If a property appears unkempt or uncared for, it will attract further criminal activities. Immediate removal of graffiti is a key to successful graffiti vandalism prevention. Studies show that removal within 24 to 48 hours results in a nearly zero rate of reoccurrence.
Discover one of Calgary's best kept secrets - an up and coming neighbourhood nestled along the Bow River in the inner-city - and a strategic location choice for any up and coming business.
Located in the N.W. quadrant in one of the most desirable locations in the City of Calgary, Montgomery retains many of its small-town charms. It boasts a highly walkable environment, a mixture of commercial, residential, and recreation amenities in close proximity, and a closely-knit community of residents and businesses. Currently experiencing a housing boom (Montgomery was among Calgary’s top ten communities for new infill developments in 2011-2012), the community has also enjoyed quality commercial and mixed-use commercial/residential mix developments over the past three years.
With 115 existing businesses, restaurants, shops and health and professional services, Montgomery is a self-contained community, with access to most day-to-day necessities within walking distance. It is also only a few minutes drive to downtown Calgary to the east, and an escape from the city to the west. Its close proximity to major educational and employment centers is particularly attractive to professionals and students. The community borders Market Mall to the north and the University of Calgary, Alberta’s Children Hospital and Foothills Hospital to the east.
The two important commuter corridors of Memorial Drive-Bowness Road and 16 Ave N.W. - TransCanada Highway travel through Montgomery only two blocks apart. The area is well served by a number of bus routes including an express route to the downtown core.
Montgomery’s population of approximately 3,600 is diverse, containing a mixture of long-time and new residents, with the proportion of 20-34 year olds in Montgomery higher than the City of Calgary average. Immediately surrounding communities include Varsity to the north, Bowness to the west and Parkdale to the east, housing approximately 25,000 additional 25,000 residents.
Montgomery Quick Stats
Population 2011- 3,686 residents
Number of businesses 2012 - 115
Types of businesses - Visit the Montgomery BRZ Business Directory here
Residential Housing - Among Calgary’s top ten communities for new infill developments in 2011-2012
Surrounding Communities - Varsity (12,021 residents, 2011), Bowness (10,700 residents, 2011), Parkdale (2,317 residents, 2011)
Public Transit - Route 1 (Bowness/Forest Lawn), Route 305 -BRT (Bowness/17th Avenue S.E.), Route 10 (Dalhousie/Southcentre), Route 40 (Crowfoot/North Hill), Route 407 (Greenwood/Brentwood), Route 408 (Valley Ridge)
Distance to Downtown - 7 km (11 minutes)
Nearby Institutions- University of Calgary, Alberta Children’s Hospital,Foothills Hospital
Nearby Shopping Malls - Market Mall
Community Association - Montgomery Community Association
These 10 neighbourhoods were identified in our survey as having the strongest potential for good resale.
July 31, 2014
Avenue's survey asked respondents to tell us if their neighbourhood has high property value. Answers were given on a scale of one (do not agree at all) to seven (agree completely). All responses were compiled to create this list.
1. Montgomery, 2. Mayland Heights, 3. Thorncliffe, 4. Bowness, 5. Mount Pleasant, 6. Britannia, 7. Canyon Meadows, 8. Ramsay, 9. Oakridge, 10. Lake Bonavista
Mike Ostafichuk - President
Leon Nellissen - Vice President
Marian Paslawski - Treasurer
Monika Jansen - Secretary
Wayne Kainu - Director
Patrick Seltsam - Director
The Montgomery Business Revitalization Zone (BRZ) has a diverse member base of 115 members, and unique in that it contains three distinct commercial areas that cater to a variety of clientele. The commercial area adjacent to Home Road and Bowness Road and the mixed-use commercial corridor along Bowness Road attracts a mixture of automobile commuters and local residents in a pedestrian oriented environment both house a variety of shops, businesses, restaurants and professional and health services. The 16th Avenue (TransCanada Highway) commercial corridor features a variety of additional businesses, retail outlets, shops, fastfood outlets, motels and health and wellness professionals.
The Montgomery BIA is the tenth and newest BRZ in the City of Calgary, established in January 2011. Its mission is to identify and promote safety, beautification and marketing initiatives that will encourage the growth of a vibrant commercial area within the Zone and works on behalf of its members on a variety of fronts. For more information on the Montgomery BRZ check out our website here or contact us.