Recent stories about planning

An architectural rendering of a multi-family housing development.
city council housing

New city team aims to accelerate housing construction

The City of Edmonton has established a housing action team with the goal of scaling up investment in affordable housing and accelerating construction.

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Proposed districts in the City of Edmonton's district policy.
city council planning

On the agenda: District planning, Horse Hill, Belvedere

This week, Edmonton's city council will hear from the public on district planning, and debate rezoning applications.

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A rendering of a possible built form for a rezoning in the Windsor Park neighbourhood.
city council planning

Lack of clarity in district plans could erode trust, councillors say

As a public hearing approaches for a new policy that is meant to shape the development of the city as its population grows, some city councillors are worried the proposed plans could erode trust between Edmontonians and council.

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Entrance sign for Castle Downs Park, with icons indicating the park's amenities, including a skating rink, picnic tables, and sports fields
city council engagement

Calls for public engagement: Castle Downs Park, Blue Quill, Belmont

Here are opportunities to help shape municipal planning on several issues, including planning for a Sturgeon County development, surplus school sites in some Edmonton neighbourhoods, and the future of Castle Downs Park.

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An excavator digs through the remnants of a building that has burned down
history city council

Hangar 11 loss called a crucial moment for Edmonton architecture

Dan Rose swore as he watched the flames destroy Hangar 11 on April 22. "I was like, 'For Christ's sakes, we just can't catch a break,'" he told Taproot.

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A grassy field in a residential area, viewed from the street, with three small trees in the foreground
city council engagement

Calls for public engagement: Dunluce rezoning, St. Albert comms, shopping local

Here are opportunities to offer feedback on a proposed rezoning for affordable housing in Dunluce, Edmonton's local shopping scene and 311 services, and St. Albert's communication efforts. Please only answer surveys from municipalities where you are a resident.

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Aerial view of 11343 76 Avenue NW, which shares an intersection with McKernan School and the McKernan/Belgravia LRT station.
engagement planning

Calls for public engagement: Animal control bylaw, McKernan rezoning

Here are opportunities to add to discussions on civic matters that include rezonings in Woodcroft and McKernan, and renewing the city's animal licensing and control bylaw.

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An aerial view of a residential neighbourhood made up mostly of row houses and low-rise apartments, with the TELUS World of Science visible in the distance.City
business engagement

Calls for public engagement: BIAs, Woodcroft rezoning

Here are opportunities to offer your thoughts on civic matters, including a survey on business improvement areas, a project that could increase affordable housing units in Woodcroft, and a draft design of neighbourhood renewal in Overlanders/Homesteader.

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Councillors Ashley Salvador, Tim Cartmell, and Jennifer Rice in council chambers.
city council budget

On the agenda: Budget adjustments and rezonings

This week, council returns from a break to start its deliberations on the fall supplemental budget adjustment on Nov. 21, with continuations if required.

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