Infill is important to building a sustainable city, and the City of Edmonton recognizes the need to support more and better residential infill.
The Evolving Infill team has expanded to include partners across the City of Edmonton, and we are hard at work implementing the 23 actions in Edmonton’s Infill Roadmap. The City has committed to starting all 23 of the actions within the next two years.
New Changes Allow More Infill
On Monday, April 13, 2015, City Council approved Zoning Bylaw changes to allow the subdivision to create narrow lots in the RF1 Zone (to a minimum of 25 feet or 7.6 metres) and removed location criteria for garage and garden suites, permitting them to be built at any location on a street in residential areas. You can view the agenda and minutes from the March 16 (which continued on April 13) .
Effective immediately, these Zoning Bylaw changes (two of 23 actions in Edmonton's ) will provide opportunities for new housing developments in mature and established neighbourhoods, help make the best use of existing infrastructure and amenities, and support a range of housing choices.
Get the skinny on narrow lots
We heard from more than 1,000 Edmontonians who shared different ideas related to residential infill in our city. One strong theme is to support the subdivision of Single Detached Residential (RF1) Zone properties into two ‘narrow’ lots. There are currently 54,833 RF1 lots that could potentially be subdivided in these mature and established neighbourhoods. To share information about these lot locations, the City has created neighbourhood maps of RF1 lots greater than 50 feet wide.
View your neighbourhood
To view these maps, click on the area of the City your neighbourhood falls under (we recommend using Internet Explorer). Once the pdf is open, click on your neighbourhood name to open the related RF1 narrow lot map. This may take a few seconds to load.
NOTE: The neighbourhood-level maps linked with each pdf are intended to visually demonstrate the location and proportion of RF1 lot subdivision potential. These maps are a guide and should not substitute a formal planning inquiry. There are many variables and factors that should be considered in detail and which have not been accounted for here. If you are interested in subdividing your lot, or want more information on a specific property, please contact 311.
Start Talking Infill
Action 7 in Edmonton’s Infill Roadmap is to provide tools and resources to make infill easier to talk about. The Infill Conversation Toolkit (updated March 12, 2015) will help you organize and run your own infill talk. It includes tips for facilitating and participating in conversations and activities about infill in your neighbourhood.
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