Introducing Zone In, Situate’s new bimonthly newsletter
February 22, 2022
Welcome to Zone In, our new bimonthly newsletter designed to provide a synopsis of upcoming agendas for Edmonton City Council public hearings on land development (with some other tidbits on infill and urban development thrown in too).
Our intention is to deliver something valuable in these newsletters, and we’d love to hear what you’d like to read about (let us know by hitting reply to this email). Of course, if you don’t want to receive emails from us, please unsubscribe anytime by using the link in the footer.
THE ‘WHY’ BEHIND ZONE IN
Chelsey recently gave an interview for the Infill Development in Edmonton Association’s podcast, In Development. Her call to action at the end of the interview was for people to chime in at City Council on projects and initiatives worth supporting. (Supporters are so rare, yet so necessary!)
However, we know that most people, most of the time, don’t have time to monitor public hearing agendas. So we thought we’d try and do something to make it easier to find out what’s going on at Council. And voila—Zone In was born.
Our synopses will focus on applications related to infill and urban redevelopment, and we’ll highlight Situate’s client files in orange.
FEBRUARY 23, 2022 PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA OVERVIEW
Alright, let’s cut to the chase! There are eighteen items on tomorrow’s public hearing agenda. Three items pertain to industrial land, nine items are in the developing area (new neighbourhoods), and six items are in the redeveloping area (mature neighbourhoods).
Of the applications in the redeveloping area, one application is to bring an existing religious assembly building into compliance with the zoning bylaw, one is a DC2 to DC2 rezoning to allow for cannabis sales, and one would allow West Edmonton Mall to have additional signage.
The two notable infill files are Items 3.14 and 3.15 (to be dealt with together) and Item 3.17.
Item 3.14/3.15 is a rezoning application in the Boyle Street neighbourhood located at 9002 Jasper Avenue NW. The rezoning is from the CNC (Neighbourhood Convenience Commercial) zone to the CB1 (Low Intensity Business) zone. The rezoning would allow for a moderate intensification of commercial uses on the site, and would create the potential for future mixed use redevelopment.
Item 3.17 is a rezoning application in Windsor Park at 11603 89 Avenue NW. The rezoning is from the RF1 (Single Detached Residential) zone to RF3 (Small Scale Infill Development) zone. The rezoning would allow for row housing in a neighbourhood that has barely any small scale multi-unit housing.
Items 3.13/3.14 and 3.17 align with City Plan.
If you’d like to show your support for these projects, you can register to speak here or send a quick email to City Council at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “Support re: Item #.##, February 23, 2022 Public Hearing” and body text along the lines of “I am an Edmontonian who supports the City Plan goals of creating a more livable, sustainable and compact city. For that reason I fully support the above referenced project.”
THAT’S A WRAP!
Thank you for reading this far! We’d love to know what you thought and what we could do to make Zone In something you can’t wait to read. Reply to this email and let us know!
The next City Council public hearing is March 15. Stay tuned.