Review of Parking Rules for New Homes & Businesses (Off-Street Parking)
The Zoning Bylaw sets out how many on-site, off-street parking spaces are required for new homes and businesses. These spaces are intended to accommodate the people visiting or living at the property and to reduce the parking spillover onto other properties or onto the street.
These parking requirements also play a powerful role in shaping how our communities look and feel, and how we get around. They can make homes more expensive, create empty spaces or prevent new businesses from opening.
Many of Edmonton’s existing Zoning Bylaw rules for how much on-site parking must be provided with new homes and businesses were put in place in the 1970s. Edmonton has changed considerably since then and the rules need to be updated to make sure they make sense for today.