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The High-Rise Apartment Zone (RA9) is the tallest and highest density standard zone in Edmonton’s Zoning Bylaw. The zone is typically located in central neighbourhoods, as well as along existing and planned LRT routes. In summer of 2018, City Council passed a substantial update to the High-Rise Apartment Zone (RA9).

The properties that are zoned High-Rise Apartment Zone (RA9) are shown in this map. The purpose of the project is to update the regulations to address the barriers and issues that were identified by applicants. 

Project Stage

Project Stage: Information Gathering

This project is currently at the information gathering stage.

Following the information stage, draft amendments will be developed and available for public comment. It is anticipated these changes will be presented to Urban Planning Committee in June 2019.

What We’re Thinking

The barriers and issues identified for consideration include:

  • Exempting  rooftop indoor amenity space from the calculation of maximum height
  • Increased flexibility for landscaping above parkade structures
  • Increasing height  to account for structural beams where the tower transitions into the foundation
  • Reducing visitor parking requirements
  • Small increases in maximum allowable density (50 additional dwellings per hectare)
  • Options for reducing the side setback for row housing or podium development less than three storeys; and
  • Removing regulations that refer to other sections of Zoning Bylaw 12800

For More Information

James Veltkamp

Title Planner, Zoning Bylaw



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