The District Planning project is developing 2 new planning tools to guide how collections of neighbourhoods (districts) will redevelop and change as Edmonton reaches its next population milestone of 1.25 million people: 

  1. District Policy: provides policies that apply across all districts and other planning directions like urban design, energy transition and climate adaptation.
  2. Fifteen district plans: contain district-specific context, area-specific policies and maps showing how the citywide District Policy directions are applied in a particular district

The District Policy and district plans will be used together. While the District Policy sets the policy foundation across the city, district plans tell us what is currently in the district and how it will change.

District plans are not like other plans — they set out broad policy statements to provide more flexible planning direction. Many of Edmonton’s existing plans are overly prescriptive, and residents feel discouraged when their plans change. District plans will still provide clear direction, but they allow a wider range of development opportunities without requiring frequent changes (amendments) to the plans.

2023 Revised Plans

Thank you to everyone who shared feedback on the revised draft district plans. A What We Heard Report summarizing the phase 3 advise-level engagement and feedback received will be available in spring 2024. 

Note: The draft district plans and District Policy listed below were prepared in 2023 and are maintained here for reference only. Finalized plans will be available in spring 2024.