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Happy New Year and welcome to Issue #19 of Zone In, Situate’s newsletter on what’s happening at Edmonton City Council public hearings on land development.

The next City Council public hearing is tomorrow, January 23. Below is our summary of what’s on the agenda. For a recap of the last public hearing on December 6, check out our Holiday Edition sent out in late December. 

THE ‘WHY’ BEHIND ZONE IN

We created Zone In to make it quicker and easier to find out what’s happening at City Council public hearings. Zone In focuses on applications related to infill and urban redevelopment.

 

JANUARY 23, 2023 PUBLIC HEARING AGENDA OVERVIEW

The January 23 public hearing agenda has a total of 12 applications (16 agenda items).

The agenda includes six applications in the redeveloping area (mature neighbourhoods), which are profiled below.

 

 

3.1/3.2    3.3    3.6    3.7    3.15    3.16

The applications proposing to rezone to the RF2 (low density infill) and RF3 (small scale infill development) zones are summarized below:

3.3 | Pleasantview | RF1 to RF2 & RF3 | 3,861 sqm | 110 St. & 60 Ave. | Applicant: City of Edmonton’s Real Estate Branch

3.6 |Calder | RF1 to RF3 | 697 sqm | 116 St. & 129 Ave. | Applicant: Mik-Tik Building & Design

Item 3.1/3.2 is an application to rezone a 1.3 hectare site in Ritchie and CPR Irvine along 102 Street between Whyte Avenue and 81 Avenue, and north and south of 81 Avenue east of 102 Street. The application was submitted by the City of Edmonton Local Economy and Investment Services department and proposes to rezone the site from a DC1 (direct development control provision) zone to a new DC1 zone. The primary purpose of the rezoning is to allow for more commercial uses on the site. The rezoning requires an amendment to the Strathcona Area Redevelopment Plan to reference the Main Streets Overlay instead of the Pedestrian Commercial Shopping Street Overlay, replace the West Ritchie Land Use Concept, and reflect other changes that have occurred in the area. The site is located within the Whyte Avenue and Gateway Boulevard/Calgary Trail Primary Corridors.

Item 3.7 is an application to rezone a 0.31 hectare site in Belvedere at the corner of 66 Street and 137 Avenue. The application was submitted by Clarity Development Advisory and proposes to rezone the site from the CNC (neighbourhood convenience commercial) and RF3 (small scale infill development) zones to the CB1 (low intensity business) zone. The rezoning would allow for the development of low intensity commercial, office and service uses, as well as limited residential related uses. The site is located within 137 Avenue Primary Corridor.

Item 3.15 is an application to rezone a 2,019 square metre interior site in Queen Alexandra on 78 Avenue between 105 and 106 Street. The application was submitted by Situate on behalf of BRASS III 78 Avenue Ltd and proposes to rezone the site from a DC2 (site specific development control provision) zone to the RA8 (medium rise apartment) zone. The rezoning would allow for mid-rise multi-unit housing (6 storeys) with limited commercial opportunities at the ground level. The site is located within the Gateway Boulevard/Calgary Trail Primary Corridor.

Item 3.16 is an application to rezone a 3,224 square metre site in McKernan on the corner of 114 Street and University Avenue. The application was submitted by Ardor Ltd on behalf of WerkLiv and proposes to rezone the site from a DC2 (site specific development control provision) zone to the RA8 (medium rise apartment) zone. The rezoning would allow for mid-rise multi-unit housing (6 storeys) with limited commercial opportunities at the ground level. The site is located within the University-Garneau Major Node and is within 350 metres of both the McKernan/Belgravia and Health Sciences LRT Stops.

The infill files have support from City of Edmonton Administration and align with City Plan.

 

HOW TO SHOW SUPPORT

Showing support is easy!¬†Simply send a quick email to Council at¬†city.council@edmonton.ca¬†and¬†city.clerk@edmonton.ca¬†with the subject line “SUPPORT re: Item #.##, January 23, 2023¬†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 with attainable housing options for all Edmontontians. For that reason I fully support the above referenced project.”

 

HOW TO WATCH PUBLIC HEARINGS

If you really love infill and municipal politics, tune in and watch the public hearing live on the City’s YouTube channel! The action starts at 9:30 AM MST tomorrow.

 

THAT’S A WRAP

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