Rezoning of the sites located at 11416; 11419; 11420; and 11423 - 78 Avenue NW from (RF1) Single Detached Residential Zone to (DC2) Site Specific Development Control Provision

About the Project

The purpose of the rezoning application is to allow for the development of two mid-rise residential apartment buildings:

  • Building height up to six storeys (maximum 23 metres)
  • DC2 regulations based on (RA7) Low Rise Apartment Zone and (RA8) Medium Rise Apartment Zone
  • Fifth and sixth storeys stepped back from the levels below
  • 71 units in each building
  • Total of 11 family-oriented units
  • 50 m2 children-oriented play area
  • Parking limited to visitors
  • Carshare available on site
  • One bicycle parking space per unit
  • 10 years subsidized transit passes program for residents (one per unit at 50%)

Pinto Properties has contracted GSA Consulting Inc. (Green Space Alliance) to assist the Project Team with the Land Use Planning and public engagement process.

Timeline

The project was redesigned and relaunched on September 17, 2020 and is organized in four phases, each of which includes opportunities to input.

  • Phase 1

    June – August 2020
    Revise project design and address City’s comments

  • Phase 2

    September – November 2020
    Resubmit Rezoning Application, Relaunch Project, and Consult with the Community

  • Phase 3

    December 2020 – January 2021
    Resolve Technical

  • Phase 4

    February 2021 – TBD
    Finalize Revisions to the Rezoning application and request Public Hearing date

Project Information

Site Context

Development on this location is informed by several municipal documents:

  • The site is within the of the 114 Street Corridor Precinct of the McKernan-Belgravia Station Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP).
  • It is also within the University of Alberta Major Node “A” and a Secondary Corridor as outlined in The City Plan (Edmonton’s new municipal development plan).
  • The site also qualifies as a Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) as it is located within the ‘Station Core’ of the McKernan-Belgravia LRT Station and within 800 metres of the Health Science LRT Station.

ARP Amendment

These two Site Specific Development Control rezoning applications support the implementation of many aspirational features of the vision for the 114 Avenue Corridor contained in the McKernan-Belgravia Station Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP).

However, we have submitted an amendment to the ARP because the amount of off-site improvements for developing this site sends a clear message that the terminus of 78 Avenue at the shared-use path and the LRT wall is more relevant to the ARP than what its policies convey in terms of the urban design and development rights. It is our submission that the balance between development rights and off-site improvements is missing.

Community Amenity Contributions (CAC)

The following public amenities will be implemented on city-owned properties at the developer expenses and will remain public lands:

  • plaza/park between the buildings (700 m2);
  • green spine along the share-used path (213m2-south, 217m2-north);
  • new north-south lanes (6 metres wide) to be dedicated to the City through a land transaction and subdivision and then built as part as the CACs.

On-site Community Amenities Contributions include:

  • Total of 11 family-oriented units with a 50m2 children play area

Infrastructure Improvements

A new water-main will be constructed at a total cost of $1.1 Million 100 per cent funded by the developer

Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Strategy

Pinto properties will implement the following strategies to encourage future residents of the building to seek for alternative modes of transportation rather than privately-owned automobiles:

  • Carshare available on site
  • One bicycle parking space per unit
  • 10 years subsidized transit passes program for residents (one per unit at 50%)

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Upcoming Consultation Events

Given the ongoing situation around the COVID-19 pandemic, in-person public engagement events for this project will be limited to a maximum of 50 people (indoor social gatherings). Online public engagement opportunities will be available for each in-person public engagement event.

For more information visit: https://www.alberta.ca/alberta-relaunch-strategy.aspx#toc-1

Check back soon for more details of upcoming consultation events.

Zoom Meeting #1

Date: Tuesday, September 29

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

Zoom Meeting #2

Date: Wednesday, October 14

Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm

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Zoom Meeting #3

Date: TBD

Time: TBD

Contact Us

Contact Us

For more information contact:

Marcelo Figueira
Associate, Green Space Alliance
C: 780-860-3053
Email: marcelo@greenspacealliance.com

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Tell Us

Check back soon to tell us what you think about the rezoning application.

Formal Rezoning Application Resubmission – September 17, 2020

The City Planning and Development Coordination will be sharing the formal rezoning application here and seeking public feedback in addition to the consultant’s engagement activities.

https://www.edmonton.ca/residential_neighbourhoods/neighbourhoods/mckernan-planning-applications.aspx

Final Rezoning Application and Public Hearing – TBD (2021)

Public feedback will be used to refine the formal rezoning application into a final rezoning application. The final rezoning application will also be shared here for public input prior to being submitted to City Council at Public Hearing.

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