Hello and welcome to our special edition of Zone In! It’s “special” because there’s no mid-month public hearing this month (the next public hearing isn’t until December 6), so instead we’re letting you know about two things:
- what happened at the last public hearing on November 1 on the infill files, and
- some new, long-awaited blog articles that are hot off the press!
The next City Council public hearing is tomorrow, Tuesday, November 1. Below is our summary of what’s on the agenda. But first—find out what Council approved at the last public hearing on October 18.
NOVEMBER 1, 2022 PUBLIC HEARING RECAP
Let’s start with a recap of what happened at the November 1 public hearing.
The November 1 public hearing agenda had a total of nine applications (fourteen agenda items). All four redeveloping area (infill) applications were approved unanimously without debate, two of which were Situate files in High Park and Idylwylde.
If you’d like to review the details of those applications, check out the last Zone In Issue #15. The Idylwylde application took three tries to get approved–read Chelsey’s take on it in her LinkedIn post.
NEW ARTICLES ON RA7 AND RA8 ZONES
We often get asked about Edmonton’s residential zones and about the benefits and drawbacks of each one. In our “How To” series, we explain what you can do and how to work within Edmonton’s standard residential zones.
The series includes articles on the RF1, RF3, RF5 and UCRH zones, and our newest editions in the series feature what you can do in the RA7 (low rise apartment) and RA8 (medium rise apartment) zones. Until fairly recently the RA7 and RA8 zones didn’t work very well for infill, but both were overhauled in 2019 and since then they’ve become quite popular for infill and urban redevelopment sites in mature neighbourhoods.
In the RA7 article, we talk about what you can build and what to consider if you’re thinking of rezoning your property to the RA7 zone. In the RA8 article, we talk about how the RA8 zone is different from the RA7 zone, and what to consider if you’re thinking of rezoning a property to the RA8 zone. Have a look and please send us your feedback!
UPCOMING ARTICLES ON THE NEW DRAFT ZONES
Have you been wondering about the draft new zones proposed in the Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative (proposed to be in place by 2024), and how the new zones will differ from the current ones?
We’re working on a new series of articles where we explain the proposed new zones, distill the new regulations, and explain what you need to know about what’s changing. Stay tuned for the next edition of Zone In!
BREAKING GROUND IN SPRING 2023? START YOUR REZONING NOW!
It may feel like winter is just beginning but in reality spring is right around the corner! If you think you’d like to break ground in the spring and you haven’t yet rezoned your site (or you’re not sure if you should), now is the time to start that process.
If you’d like to chat with our team or get started on your next project, contact us!
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There’s only one more City Council public hearing this year and it’s on Tuesday, December 6. Watch your inbox for our next issue!
THAT’S A WRAP
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