Garneau Community League

Planning & Development

Current Appeals
And Permits

The Planning and Development Committee of the Garneau Community League endeavours to inform those residents who are interested, about matters related to City of Edmonton Bylaws, zoning changes, and development proposals. Information about relevant pending development applications requiring consultation can be found below. This list may not contain all applications. Development applications requiring consultation are those requiring variances to the bylaws, or those on a Direct Control zoned property.

Many development applications requiring variances can be approved by demonstrating consultation with affected neighbours, and the Garneau Community League can assist with that effort. We can host consultation meetings with area residents and can circulate plans for comments, making it easier for developers to demonstrate that they have consulted with affected residents.

Some developers may fear sharing plans before they are finalized, hoping instead to avoid the consultation process. Consultation is a part of the City of Edmonton development permit process. We can assure you that our aim is not to prevent changes to the neighbourhood, but to ensure that everyone can be happy with a new development. This is achieved through open dialogue. As you will see on a walk through the neighbourhood, there are many different sizes and styles of development. We take pride in the historic nature of many of the neighbourhood buildings, but this is also one of the most eclectic neighbourhoods in the City!


Update to the High Rise Apartment Zone and High Rise Residential Overlay


Report Title:
Update to the High Rise Apartment Zone and High Rise Residential Overlay

Circulation Duration:
4 Weeks, Closing end of day Monday April 9, 2018

Target Council Date:
June 25, 2018

The Zoning Bylaw Implementation team has prepared a proposed text amendment regarding the High Rise Apartment Zone (RA9). The report is attached for your review and comment. Proposed changes to the Zoning Bylaw 12800, contained in this amendment include the following highlights:

·  Increasing the base height, floor area ratio, and residential density, in order to achieve a modest high rise of approximately 18 storeys;

·  Adding urban design and architecture regulations to improve building aesthetics and interface with the public realm at ground level;

·  Removing low-density uses, adding supportive non-residential uses and more use-specific regulations;

·  Updating the High Rise Residential Overlay to harmonize with the changes to the underlying zone. Including expanding the area of application in Garneau.

We invite you to review the text amendment report and provide feedback prior to end of day Monday April 9, 2018.

Proposed amendments are tentatively scheduled to be presented at the June 25, 2018 City Council Public Hearing meeting.

Previous Circulations

Related reports have previously been circulated to stakeholders on December 21, 2017, and were presented to Urban Planning Committee on January 30, 2018.

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Danielle Soneff