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Celebrating and protecting the historic character of Westmount.

Background

Through the preparation of the West-Ingle Area Redevelopment Plan in 1983, it was identified that there were a significant number of properties in the Westmount area that were historically and architecturally significant. Many of these properties were located on 125 Street and 126 Street between 107 Avenue and 111 Avenue, in the present day Westmount Architectural Heritage Area.

Following the adoption of the Area Redevelopment Plan, efforts continued in the community to recognize and protect the historic character of Westmount. These efforts resulted in the formal recognition of the Westmount Architectural Heritage Area in 1997 and the implementation of a Direct Development Control (DC1) Provision. The intent of the DC1 Provision is to ensure that new development and renovations reflect the architectural character of the area’s historic homes. The DC1 Provision includes voluntary architectural guidelines to support this intent.

Heritage Area Rezoning Project

The City is currently facilitating a project to build consensus around appropriate amendments to the West-Ingle Area Redevelopment Plan and the Westmount Architectural Heritage Area Direct Development Control (DC1) Provision.

Project Objectives

  • Encourage the retention of and appropriate alterations to historically and architecturally significant properties
  • Implement architectural controls to guide new development
  • Ensure that, where feasible, the Direct Development Control (DC1) Provision is consistent with current zoning standards and broader City policies and objectives
  • Clarify development requirements in order to provide certainty to the community and developers and mitigate the potential for conflict

Public Engagement History

September 25, 2018: Rezoning Drop-in Workshop 2

The City held the second Rezoning Drop-In Workshop for Phase 2 of the Westmount Architectural Heritage Area Rezoning exercise.

The drop-in session outlined the concept amendments to the West-Ingle Area Redevelopment Plan and Westmount Architectural Heritage Area Direct Development Control Provision for the purpose of preserving the unique historic character of the Westmount Architectural Heritage Area.

City Planning staff were available to discuss the project and there were opportunities to provide feedback throughout the evening.

Phase 2 -Information Boards - September 25, 2018

March 13, 2018: Rezoning Drop-In Workshop 1

The public was invited to discuss what they value about the area, the opportunities and challenges related to preserving the neighbourhoods historic character. They also discussed what zoning options they would like the project team to consider.

Phase 1 - Information Boards - March 13, 2018

Phase 1 - What We Heard Report - March 13, 2018

For More Information

Scott Ashe

6th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 - 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton AB T5J 0J4

Title Principal Heritage Planner
Telephone

780-442-5045

Fax 780-401-7052
Email scott.ashe@edmonton.ca

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