Scope of Work
In 2018 Haynes Homes acquired a corner lot in Edmonton’s Glenora neighbourhood, with the intention of redeveloping the existing single detached house into “missing middle” multi-unit housing in the form of row housing. Situate was hired as the planning consultant to manage the rezoning process.
One of the early challenges of the project was to determine the rezoning strategy. Situate analyzed the site under the conventional row housing zones in the Edmonton Zoning Bylaw and presented rezoning options to the client, together with associated opportunities and challenges. After much consideration, deliberation on risk tolerance, and a referral back from Council, it was determined that rezoning to the RF3 (small scale infill development) zone was the optimal choice.
Situate shepherded the project through significant community opposition, policy challenges, and the City’s Infill Fire Protection Assessment (IFPA) process. The rezoning was ultimately approved by Edmonton City Council on March 10, 2020 (see Item 3.1 in the meeting minutes).
The new row housing project will add significant housing diversity and choice to one of Edmonton’s most desirable mature neighbourhoods.
Building Design and Rendering by Design Two Group.
Honoured to be recognized for this research. Like so much of our work, it was a collaborative effort. In particular, thank you @BC_Housing @RethinkUrban @situateinc @EsquimaltBC @townofsidneybc @CityOfVictoria @TalktoARYZE and my own children, who lovingly illustrated the book. https://t.co/LBQEvid09Q
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