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Community amenity contributions are public benefits or amenities provided by private developers through certain forms of redevelopment. They include things like park and sidewalk upgrades, new park space, public art, family oriented housing and heritage preservation.

These contributions are required when rezoning land to a direct control zone (DC1 or DC2) to allow a larger building to be built. They help offset the impacts of growth and encourage high-quality development that contributes to the community in which it is located.

Basic infrastructure such as pipes and roads and private amenity space available only to residents of a new building are not community amenity contributions.

Policy Development

The City of Edmonton is developing a policy to establish clearer rules and expectations for community amenity contributions.

The policy will help improve outcomes for communities and developers by increasing the transparency and predictability of the amenity contribution process. It will establish how much must be contributed, the types of development that must have contributions, and what is considered an amenity.

On March 27, 2018, the City hosted two public engagement drop-in sessions to discuss the draft policy and its implementation.

Public Engagement

Share your feedback on the draft policy and how it will affect you as a community member or as a developer.

For More Information

Sean Bohle

Title Senior Planner



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