Recent stories about infill

Rice Howard Way in downtown Edmonton.
city council police

On the agenda: Police annual report, rezoning, Rice Howard Way

This week, council will consider creating a permanent clean energy retrofit program, review the Edmonton Police Service's annual report, and decide if it will establish a pedestrian-friendly entertainment district downtown.

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Edmonton firefighters spray water on a fire.
city council infill

On the agenda: Infill fire assessments, EPCOR, waste surplus

This week, council is scheduled to discuss improved timelines for fire assessments on infill developments, EPCOR's performance measures, and a surplus in the waste services department.

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A photo of a multifamily house construction site.
region business

Bill 20 offers power to accelerate housing through property tax breaks

While Bill 20 has drawn heat for changes to local governance and elections in Alberta, it also contains measures that will for the first time allow municipalities to offer property-tax breaks or deferments for up to 15 years on all residential properties.

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Councillors Sarah Hamilton, Erin Rutherford, and Ashley Salvador at a council meeting.
city council budget

On the agenda: Potential tax increases, Windsor Park rezoning, supportive housing

This week, council will make adjustments to the city's operating budget, look at a rezoning in Windsor Park, and discuss supportive housing projects at risk of losing funding.

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Row housing in the Blatchford neighbourhood.
city council infill

On the agenda: Climate and Blatchford audits, board recruitment

This week, council will look at audits on climate action and Blatchford redevelopment, as well as get an update on civilian recruitment for boards and committees.

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A photo that shows an LRT running beside a tall residential building in Edmonton
housing transit

As Ottawa pushes for density near transit, research shows Edmonton has challenges

The federal government's recent push for cities to change rules that have limited dense housing near high-frequency transit has underlined new research, which shows Edmonton has not added population in many of these areas for decades.

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An aerial view of a multifamily housing development next to a single-family home.
business technology

Neighbours who developed multifamily 'gem' look to replicate success

A group of North Glenora neighbours who collaborated to build multifamily housing in their own backyards have already netted an Urban Design Award and are now looking to repeat their climate-focused success in another mature neighbourhood, just with a smaller footprint.

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Cover art for In Development, featuring a drawing of two funky buildings with vibrant street life and a bus, with IDEA's lightbulb logo on the front
podcast development

Podcast pick: In Development

If you're a nerd for how our city is put together, In Development from the Infill Development in Edmonton Association (IDEA) is aimed squarely at you.

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Windsor Terrace Mixed-Use Tower
city council infill

Rezoning applications propose increased density in Windsor Park and Westmount

Two rezoning applications that would allow more dense mid-rise buildings will be considered at a public hearing on Tuesday, May 18.

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