The Zoning Bylaw Implementation Unit and Responsible Hospitality Edmonton are reviewing the way in which bar and restaurant uses may be refined to ensure the planned and balanced growth of night-life throughout the city.
The purpose of the review is to assess the current state of regulations relating to eating and drinking establishments, as well as to anticipate the growth of future entertainment districts.
Topics of consideration include clarifying existing use category definitions and occupancy limits, as well as exploring the possibility of regulating spatial concentration of bars.
The City is considering Zoning Bylaw amendments that will:
- Enhance the clarity and flexibility of eating and drinking establishment use definitions
- Promote the responsible growth of eating and drinking establishments
- Clarify occupancy limits of eating and drinking establishments.
This project is in the draft amendment stage of the text amendment process. There is no target date for this amendment to go to the City Council Public Hearing at this time.