Technical Report Summary
To support the land use vision and maximize the potential of the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park (EETP), three specialized eco-industrial zones are in place:
- Research and Development 709 ha (315 ha net developable)
- Petrochemical Cluster - 1,841 ha (1,134 ha net developable)
- Medium Industrial - 2,668 ha (1,591 ha net developable)
In the Petrochemical and Medium Industrial precincts, 720 ha of land has been rezoned from agricultural zoning (AG) to specific EETP industrial zonings.
The Petrochemical Precinct offers over 1,100 ha of greenfield development. Offering a range of petrochemical-related and other medium to heavy industrial opportunities, this location has 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 Chemical Cluster Zone – 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.
Medium Industrial Precinct
The Medium Industrial Precinct offers over 1,500 ha of developable land located within all the perimeter areas of the EETP (except for the area of the Research and Development Precinct, located north of Manning Drive). The eco-industrial zoning (EETP Medium Industrial – EETIM) supports a wide range of light to medium industrial operations. It also allows for service commercial nodes to serve the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park.
The Precinct has easy access to all major highways including Anthony Henday Drive via Manning Drive and a direct connection from the northeast part of the Precinct to the key North East Alberta High Load Corridor from Highway 37 north to Highway 63.
Approximately 165 ha of land has been rezoned to (EETM) Edmonton Energy and Technology Park Manufacturing Zone and 120 ha has been rezoned to (EETL) Edmonton Energy and Technology Park Logistics zones within the southwest and northeast corners of the Park. A new EETP (EETIM) Medium Industrial Zone combines the uses in these two zones and will be applied in future rezonings within the Medium Industrial Precinct.
Additional uses within this precinct are listed under Section 970.11 of Edmonton Zoning Bylaw.
The R&D precinct has over 300 ha of developable land 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 and 2018 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, changed the arterial road network to more closely follow the grid pattern of section boundaries and existing road right-of-ways, 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 in 2014 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.
In 2018 the (EETL) Edmonton Energy and Technology Park Logistics and (EETM) Edmonton Energy and Technology Park Manufacturing zones were merged into a new (EETIM) Edmonton Energy and Technology Park Medium Industrial Zone that combines the uses of previous zones to increase use opportunities, as well as providing an opportunity for service commercial nodes to serve the Park.