Technical Report Summary
To support the land use vision and maximize the potential of the EETP, four specialized eco-industrial zones are in place:
- EETB (Edmonton Energy and Technology Park Business Park Zone) )- 663.2 ha
- EETC (Edmonton Energy and Technology Park Chemical Cluster Zone) - 1,672.7 ha
- EETL (Edmonton Energy and Technology Park Logistics Zone) - 1,134.8 ha
- EETM (Edmonton Energy and Technology Manufacturing Zone) - 1,287 ha
In the Petrochemical, Logistics and Manufacturing Precincts, 720 ha of land has been rezoned from agricultural zoning (AG) to specific EETP industrial zonings.
The petrochemical precinct offers almost 1,700 ha of greenfield development. Industries locating here have easy access to feedstocks available from Alberta’s Industrial Heartland and Northern Alberta’s rich natural gas and shale gas fields.
The eco-industrial zoning (EETP Petrochemical – EETC) supports heavy industrial uses such as petrochemical production, as well as medium industrial uses found in other manufacturing operations.
Within this precinct the City of Edmonton has approved the rezoning of almost 440 ha to EETC. Additional uses within this precinct are listed under Section 970.7 of Edmonton Zoning Bylaw.
The manufacturing precinct offers about 1,300 ha of land located in three corners of the EETP. The eco-industrial zoning (EETP Manufacturing – EETM) supports a wide range of light to medium industrial operations.
Approximately 165 ha of land has been rezoned to EETM from Agricultural (AG). These rezoned lands are located in the northeast corner and the southwest corner of the EETP and are well suited to general metal manufacturing.
Additional uses within this precinct are listed under Section 970.9 of Edmonton Zoning Bylaw.
The two logistics precinct defined areas within the EETP provide access to all major highways via Manning Drive and Anthony Henday Drive as well as direct connection to the key North East Alberta High Load Corridor from Highway 37 north to Highway 63.
The eco-industrial zoning (EETP Logistics Zone– EETL) supports all light to medium industrial uses. Almost 120 ha located in the northeast corner of the EETP have been rezoned to EETL.
For additional uses allowed in this precinct, please refer to Section 970.8 of Edmonton Zoning Bylaw.
The R&D precinct has almost 665 ha for light industrial development geared towards firms serving the engineering, technical and business service needs of companies located in or near the EETP and Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.
The eco-industrial zoning EETB (EETP Business Park Zone) supports a full range of business park or light industrial uses.
Additional uses within this precinct are listed under Section 970.6 of Edmonton Zoning Bylaw.
Area Structure Plan Amendments
The EETP Area Structure Plan (ASP) guides the development of the EETP.
The EETP ASP was approved in 2010 and amended in 2014 to better reflect market opportunities.
The amendments recognized the EETP as part of Alberta's Industrial Heartland, acknowledged natural gas as a logical feedstock within the EETP, and increased flexibility for investors.
The ASP continue to respect the original principles and directions of ASP by focusing eco-industrial development, environmental protection, compatible land use and effective transportation.
Zoning Bylaw Amendments
The zoning bylaw was amended to add additional industrial uses within the EETP and removed the height and footprint size restrictions in order to accommodate a select number of petrochemical anchor tenants.