The City Plan is about change, but the rate of change depends on where you live, council direction and priorities, and building and development trends. While the plan will be realized when Edmonton reaches 2 million people, there are benchmarks and targets that will help ensure our growth aligns with The City Plan’s vision.
The first benchmark is the 1.25 million population horizon. Much of the work currently underway is intended to guide Edmonton’s growth to this horizon. This will help make sure change is gradual and in line with current development patterns.
That being said, there will be pockets of change before we hit the 1.25 million population horizon, particularly along
, which are key areas of activity in the city.
The City Plan provided the general location of nodes and corridors. District Planning will consider existing development and plans in effect to solidify nodes and corridors' boundaries.
The Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative will create new zones that enable a greater mix of uses and development types in the nodes and corridors locations. Investment in mass transit and active modes will also be more prominent along nodes and corridors.