WHAT HAPPENED AT THE LAST #YEG PUBLIC HEARING
And they’re back! Edmonton City Council’s summer vacay was over in a flash.
Though it seems like a century ago, the July 10 public hearing had a total of fifteen applications (twenty-one agenda items), including nine infill applications. Get this: every single one of the infill applications passed with no debate! Now if that’s not cause for a summer celebration we don’t know what is. 🎉☀️
Three of the nine infill applications were small scale residential rezonings (RF1 to RF3) 🏠🏠🏠, which, by the way, probably won’t be around for much longer (but you should already know that).
Another three applications did a variety of things: one application to fix the zoning on an ambulance station in Glenora (changing it from residential to public utility 🚑), another to preserve the historic Balfour Manor (which was already designated on the municipal register), and another to rezone a couple of lots on 99 Street in Strathcona to allow for new businesses.
Then there were three applications for medium scale residential: four storey applications in Queen Alexandra and Clareview (RA7) and a six storey application in Highlands (RA8). Done!
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WHAT’S UP AT PUBLIC HEARING ON MONDAY
The August 21 public hearing has a total of eleven applications (sixteen agenda items), including five infill applications.
In the mix of the infill files we’ve got two RF3 applications and a few more interesting ones, too. 👇
WHAT WE’RE WATCHING 🍿
There’s a commercial rezoning in Glenora that might be interesting, as well as two RA7 applications, one in Ritchie and one in Pleasantview. We’d pop some popcorn for that (especially if it had dill pickle salt on top).
WHAT SITUATE’S TAKING TO COUNCIL
This time around we’re taking an industrial file to Council. (Yes, industrial can be infill too 😊🚧).
👀 Watch it live on Edmonton City Council’s YouTube channel; the action starts at 9:30 am on Monday, August 21.
NEWS FROM THE CITY
📣 The latest versions of draft district plans just dropped, with public engagement scheduled to kick off October 23. We’re busy reading it all and will have more to say in the next few editions of Zone In–stay tuned!
The new Zoning Bylaw is still slated to go to Council for approval in October.
In other news public engagement on the Old Strathcona Public Realm Strategy has been delayed with no stated deadline. 🤷
Just released! Get your tickets now for Infill Connect, IDEA’s second annual infill symposium being held on October 12. This year’s event features engaging panels, a tradeshow, and an interprovincial keynote dialogue. Find out more and get your tickets.
Since this is the summertime edition of our newsletter, we’re skipping this section to advise you to go visit an outdoor pool and read a silly novel while you still can. 😉🔅
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