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Description/Purpose

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

Edmonton Design Committee Bylaw 14054

EDC Policies and Procedures Review

The City of Edmonton is currently undertaking a review and update of Edmonton Design Committee's governing policies and procedures. One of the key areas of this review is to evaluate the current geographical scope of the Committee and the types of projects that are reviewed by the Committee.

This ensures the Committee continues to make a valued contribution to high-quality urban design in Edmonton.

Drop-in Sessions

Owners, developers, consultants and other interested parties are invited stop by one of the drop-in sessions and share their opinions and ideas. 

Date: Monday October 29, 2018 
Time: 2-6pm
Location: Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue, Room 03-365

Date: Thursday November 1, 2018
Time: 2-6pm
Location: Edmonton Tower, 10111 104 Avenue, Room 03-365

An online survey will also be available following the drop-in sessions.  For more information contact Peter Spearey, Lead Urban Designer at 780-508-9503.

Information About Serving on the Board

Edmonton Design Committee - 2017-18 Term Recruitment Profile

Meetings

Meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of each month at 4pm at the Edmonton Meeting Centre (3rd Floor Edmonton Tower 10111 104 Avenue NW) unless otherwise indicated. Agendas are available one week prior to the meeting date, and minutes are posted once approved.

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

2018 Meeting Dates Agendas Minutes
January 16, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes
February 20, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 6, 2018 Agenda Minutes
March 20, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 3, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 10, 2018 Agenda Minutes
April 17, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 1, 2018 Agenda Minutes
May 15, 2018 Agenda Minutes
June 5, 2018 Agenda Minutes
June 12, 2018 Agenda Minutes
June 19, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 3, 2018 Agenda Minutes
July 17, 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 7, 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 21, 2018 Agenda Minutes
August 28, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 4, 2018 Agenda Minutes
September 18, 2018 Agenda Minutes
October 2, 2018 Agenda Minutes
October 16, 2018 Agenda  
November 6, 2018    
November 20, 2018    
December 4, 2018    

 

2017 Agendas Minutes
December 5, 2017 Agenda Minutes
Members
Council Advisor
Name of Appointee First Appointed Term
Councillor Sarah Hamilton Dec 5, 2017 2017-2021 Council Term
Citizen Members
Name of Appointees First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Marcelo Figueira (Vice-Chair) June 28, 2016 April 30, 2019
Adam Zepp (Vice- Chair)
(Development Industry Background)
May 1, 2017 April 30, 2019
Externally Nominated Representative Members
Name of Appointees First Appointed Term Expiry Date
Svetlana Kaznacheeva
Alberta Association of Architects
May 1, 2016 April 30, 2019
Robert Labonte
Alberta Association of Architects
January 1, 2013 April 30, 2019
Wesley Sims (Chair)
Alberta Association of Architects
May 1, 2015 April 30, 2019
David Brown
Alberta Association of Landscape Architects
May 1, 2018 April 30, 2019
Brian Nolan
Alberta Association of Landscape Architects
May 1, 2018 April 30, 2019
Dnyanesh Deshpande
Alberta Professional Planners Institute
May 1, 2016 April 30, 2019
Carma Holmes
Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta
May 1, 2018 April 30, 2019
Janice Mills
Edmonton Arts Council
May 1, 2018 April 30, 2019
Tim Antoniuk
University of Alberta, Fine Arts/Industrial Design
May 1, 2017 April 30, 2019
Resources
Submission Requirements
  • A minimum of 10 hard copies (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 Edmonton Design Committee Administration 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)
  • Zoning Bylaw Compliance analysis

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 Edmonton Design Committee (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 hard copies 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, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic 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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