Evolving Infill

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Infill is important to building a balanced and sustainable city, and the City of Edmonton recognizes the need to support more and better residential infill.

The City of Edmonton is hard at work implementing the 23 actions in Edmonton’s Infill Roadmap, and has committed to starting all 23 of the actions within the next two years.

Expanding Penalties for Land Use Offences

City Council has approved changes to Edmonton’s Zoning Bylaw to expand the list of development regulation and permit violations, and make penalties more proportionate to the offence (item 5.6). The new list of offences and penalties will come into effect on May 2, 2016, allowing time for the City to communicate the changes to Edmontonians and the development industry.

Changes to the schedule of offences (section 23A) include:

  • Expanding the list of offences and penalties to better capture the range of violations.
  • Making penalties more proportionate to the offence by increasing penalties for more serious offences and reducing penalties for less serious offences.
  • Implementing an escalating scale of specified penalties for repeat offences, or offences that recur or continue after conviction or a guilty plea, to provide greater deterrence.

The changes in land use penalties and offences is just one of several initiatives the City is working on to help foster a clear understanding of the rules and good practices for infill construction.

Infill Design Competition

Infill Design Competition Launches

The City of Edmonton is proud to be launching our first ever Edmonton Infill Design Competition.

This is an open, ideas competition intended to give the design community a chance to showcase design innovation and best practices that improve the quality of infill development in the City of Edmonton.

Architects, architectural technologists, designers, planners, students and creative thinkers are invited to submit proposals. 

Early registration opens on Thursday, March 3, 2016, and all participants must register online by Tuesday, May 31, 2016, (11:59 pm MST).

Visit the competition website to learn more.

New Development Permit Notification Signs

For development permit applications approved as of April 1, 2016, development permit notification signs will be required on the sites of residential construction in mature and established neighbourhoods. 

Development permit applicants will be responsible for manufacturing, posting, and maintaining the signs, which will be generated from a City-approved template and include: 

  • contact information for contractor, development permit holder and/or landowner
  • the site address
  • a brief plain-language description and/or graphic of what has been approved
  • the City file number
  • contact information for 311

The mandatory signs must be posted in close proximity to the sidewalk within 14 days of the issuance of a valid development permit and remain posted until final occupancy is granted by the City. 

Learn more about sign production and installation here

The signs are action 4 on Edmonton’s Infill Roadmap.

Community Infill Panel launches

The Community Infill Panel is a volunteer advisory committee comprised of a diverse group passionate about neighbourhood change in Edmonton. Members include residents at large, community league representation and individuals from the development industry. 

Read the Meeting Notes from the January 13 Community Infill Panel meeting

Read our Membership List to learn about each panel member 

Read the Terms of Reference

Lot grading plan submission changes

Lot Grading plans are now required at the time of submission of a Development Permit Application for construction of Single Detached, Semi Detached, and Duplex Dwellings in mature and established neighbourhoods.

This process change is intended to support infill activities by ensuring positive drainage patterns and mitigating impacts for neighbouring lots. 

Review the requirements of an infill lot grading plan.

Download the Infill Roadmap Progress Report for more details.

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