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Description/Purpose

The Edmonton Design Committee reviews and provides recommendations to applicants and the City regarding development applications.

Information about Serving on the Board

Meetings

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 4pm, unless otherwise indicated. Agendas are available one week prior to the meeting date.

For past minutes and agendas, please contact the Edmonton Design Committee Administration.

2017 Meetings Agendas Minutes
December 5, 2017    
November 28, 2017 Agenda  
November 21, 2017 Agenda  
November 7, 2017 Agenda  
October 17, 2017 Agenda Minutes
October 3, 2017 Agenda Minutes
September 19, 2017 Agenda Minutes
Septemper 5, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 15, 2017 Agenda Minutes
August 1, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 18, 2017 Agenda Minutes
July 4, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 20, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 13, 2017 Agenda Minutes
June 6, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 16, 2017 Agenda Minutes
May 2, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 18, 2017 Agenda Minutes
April 4, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 21, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 14, 2017 Agenda Minutes
March 7, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 21, 2017 Agenda Minutes
February 7, 2017 Agenda Minutes
January 24, 2017 Agenda Minutes

 

2016 Meetings Agendas Minutes
December 6, 2016 Agenda Minutes
Members

Citizen Members

Name of Appointees First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Marcelo Figueira Jun 28/16 Apr 30/18
Adam Zepp
(Development Industry Background)
May 01/17 Apr 30/18

Externally Nominated Representative Members

Name of Appointees First Appointed

Term Expiry Date

Svetlana Kaznacheeva
Alberta Association of Architects
May 01/16 Apr 30/18
Robert Labonte (Chair)
Alberta Association of Architects
Jan 01/13 Apr 30/18
Wesley Sims (Vice-Chair)
Alberta Association of Architects
May 01/15 Apr 30/18
Carol Craig (Vice-Chair)
Alberta Association of Landscape Architects
Jan 01/12 Apr 30/18
Heidi Mapstone
Alberta Association of Landscape Architects
Jun 14/16 Apr 30/18
Dnyanesh Deshpande
Alberta Professional Planners Institute
May 01/16 Apr 30/18
Frank Cavaliere
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
Jun 14/16 Apr 30/18
Aidan Rowe
Edmonton Arts Council
Aug 01/16 Apr 30/18
Tim Antoniuk
University of Alberta, Fine Arts or Industrial Design
May 01/17 Apr 30/18
Resources

Submission Requirements

  • A minimum of 15 hardcopies (11" x 17" format, single-sided, printed in colour, and bound) of the submission package must be delivered to Administration a minimum of two weeks in advance of the scheduled meeting date. Deliveries can be sent to:

Attn: Edmonton Design Committee Administration
2nd Floor Mail Desk, Edmonton Tower (10111 - 104 Avenue NW)
Edmonton, AB  T5J 0J4

  • ​An electronic copy of the submission booklet must be sent to Administration a minimum of two weeks in advance of the meeting date
  • A digital presentation file (PDF file is preferred) is due a day in advance of the meeting date
     

Scheduling/Cancelling

If an applicant is unable to attend the scheduled hearing, it is imperative that Administration is notified at least two weeks in advance of the hearing date. By cancelling, there is no assurance that the next EDC meeting date will be available.​

Pre-Consultation Meetings

Though not mandatory, the Edmonton Design Committee (EDC) strongly encourages a “pre-consultation” screening of proposed developments.  The intent of this step is to offer information and guidance regarding the formal presentation.  A letter from the EDC is not provided after a pre-consultation meeting, and it is the responsibility of the applicant to take notes at this meeting.  


Pre-Consultation Submission Requirements

The pre-consultation process allows the EDC to engage with the proponent at an early and conceptual stage of development.  

Information required for a pre-consultation submission for a development permit application, rezoning application, or public project:

  • Indication of the type of submission (Rezoning, Development Permit, etc.)
  • Municipal address of the property
  • Written description of the project
  • Responses to Principles of Urban Design
  • Site plan
  • Landscape plan
  • Preliminary elevations, drawings, and renderings of the proposal
 
Additional Information
If required by the EDC or development planner, the proponent shall provide the following information:
  • Additional perspectives 
  • Detailed landscape plan complete with hard and soft landscaping details
  • Public art provision, including specifics
  • An exterior lighting plan illustrating how the building’s architectural and sculptural characteristics have been highlighted
  • Building sections
  • Existing and proposed site grading
  • Wind impact analysis
  • Detailed Comprehensive Sign Design Plan to comply with Section 59 of the Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800
  • General analysis of how the development has addressed Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) and 
  • Zoning Bylaw Compliance analysis
Please note that there may be a development that requires a special submission, such as a rezoning application, digital sign application, or exterior alterations such as a façade improvement. Please contact Administration or the file planner in order to discuss these requirements.

 

Formal Meetings

The Edmonton Design Committee (EDC) Bylaw requires formal presentation reviews for major development applications submitted to Sustainable Development. A development permit application must be applied for, and discussion with a development planner should take place before a formal presentation to the EDC is made.

Please note that the EDC will not review a Development Permit submission in conjunction with a Rezoning application. A Rezoning Application must be approved prior to the EDC review of a Development Permit submission.


Formal Submission Requirements
Administrative Walk-On

After a formal review by the EDC, a project which receives a letter of "support with conditions" may be required to return to the EDC as an "Administration Walk-On" presentation.

 

An Administrative Walk-On requires:

  1. The applicant to address the letter of recommendation by providing:
    • A response in the form of a brief cover letter
    • Corresponding materials (a full package resubmission is not required)
  2. The applicant to submit the response to the Development Planner electronically for initial review/approval
  3. The applicant to provide 15 hardcopies of the materials to administration two weeks prior to the scheduled Administrative Walk-On date
  4. Administration to present the response before the EDC
  5. Administration to respond to the applicant with the outcome

For More Information

Edmonton Design Committee Administration

City of Edmonton, Sustainable Development
6th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 - 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton, AB  T5J 0J4

Telephone

780-944-0076

Email EdmontonDesignCommittee@edmonton.ca

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