Scope of Work
In 2022, BRASS III hired Situate as their planning consultant to conduct a zoning analysis for their property in Queen Alexandra and to manage the rezoning of the site to allow for a six-storey multi-unit housing development. The site had been previously rezoned in 2018 to a direct control provision to allow for a five-storey building. This was less than one year before significant amendments were made to Edmonton’s missing middle zones to make them work better for more types of development.
Situate determined that rezoning the site to the RA8 (medium rise apartment) zone would be optimal, based on:
- City Plan policy that encourages higher density near Calgary Trail; and
- The surrounding development context that was largely low-rise apartments.
Rezoning to RA8 would also allow the flexibility to change the building design as market needs and material costs change, facilitating the development of a site that had been vacant for years.
Situate’s rezoning application was unanimously approved by City Council on January 23, 2023 (see Item 3.15 in the meeting minutes). As a result, BRASS III will be able to construct a building that will provide housing for a variety of Edmontonians looking to live in a mature neighbourhood near schools, parks, and commercial amenities.