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People see our city as a great place to live, work, and invest in. With a new municipal development plan, Edmonton is poised to grow to a city of 2 million people — and a big part of this is increasing housing choices to welcome new people at every stage of life and income level, into our older neighbourhoods. 

Learn about the status of the City’s work plan to enable infill, and direct links to relevant resources to support knowledge building around the permitting and construction processes for redevelopment.


Thank You

Edmontonians are saying “Hello!” to more neighbours in their older and mature neighbourhoods. To coincide with the conclusion of the City of Edmonton's Infill Roadmap and to serve Edmontonians better, this webpage ( will be retired in the first half of 2022. Builders, homeowners and next-door neighbours can now easily find more information about housing redevelopment using the links below.

Building a Home:

Learn about Edmonton’s permitting and construction processes for redevelopment.

Development in Your Neighbourhood:

Find useful, relevant resources to help clarify the redevelopment process, and key contacts to provide additional channels of support.

Infill Roadmap

The Infill Roadmap 2018 is the City’s workplan that has an intentional focus on medium and high scale infill and laneway housing.

The Infill Roadmap 2018

Infill Roadmap - Status of Actions

What’s happening with action…?

The 25 actions of the Infill Roadmap were developed through an in-depth engagement process with a wide variety of stakeholders, including citizens, public institutions, businesses and community organizations and are categorized into five areas of improvement: (1) knowledge (2) collaboration (3) advocacy (4) process and (5) rules. 

Detailed Summary of the Status of Each Infill Roadmap Action

Related Information

Action 1 - Prioritize infill at key nodes and corridors
Action 3 - Investigate opportunities for tiny homes
Action 4 - Re-examine collective housing regulations
Action 5 - Partner to pilot innovative housing
Action 7 -  Address land assembly and mixed use
Action 10 - Incentivize accessible laneway homes
Action 13 - Monitor and address construction issues
Action 14 - Improve permitting process timelines and consistency
Action 15 - Review, update or retire plans and policies
Action 16 - Develop infrastructure costs sharing system
Action 18 - Improve medium scale zones
Action 20 - Reduce parking requirements
Action 21 - Increase opportunities for semi-detached housing
Action 22 - Create opportunities for small apartment buildings
Action 23 - Create opportunities for more suites on a property  

Engagement and Events

The Infill Roadmap 2018 is the result of a collaborative engagement process that involved citizens, community organizations, the building and development industry and City Administration.

As Edmonton continues to grow and change, we expect to continue welcoming more people and new homes into our communities and neighbourhoods. Providing housing for a diverse population requires ongoing engagement to ensure the best possible outcomes for current and future residents.

Continuing infill conversations, can help build mutual understanding between stakeholders, residents and the City about current issues as well as the long-term benefits of thoughtful re-investment in our core, mature and established communities. The City is dedicated to providing continued infill engagement opportunities through various events and outreach to ensure that a diversity of voices contribute to the conversation.

Want to be involved in Edmonton’s infill conversations?

Get involved with partners such as Infill Development in Edmonton Association (IDEA), YEGarden Suites, Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA), and Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL).

Creating the Infill Roadmap

The Infill Roadmap 2018 is the result of the Evolving Infill project, a comprehensive and collaborative planning process that was driven by in-depth public engagement and supported by detailed technical reports. The Evolving Infill project was made up of 5 Phases and took place from September, 2016 to June, 2018:

  • Phase 1: Start-up
  • Phase 2: Listening and Learning
  • Phase 3: Putting the Draft Together
  • Phase 4: Public Review and Discussion
  • Phase 5: Implementation (where we are now!)

The primary mandate of the Evolving Infill project was to focus on supporting infll as it related to “missing middle” housing forms. This mandate was established by City Council to ensure that options for multi-unit housing forms were explored. With this mandate in mind, the project team created a unifying question to capture the goal of the project: “How can we welcome more people and new homes into our older neighbourhoods?”

Public Engagement

Public engagement was undertaken during two phases. Over 3,000 people participated in Evolving Infill through 50 in-person events and two online surveys over 20 months. During engagement, four high level areas of interest emerged:

  • The built form of infill development
  • The infill development process
  • The community experience of infill
  • Infrastructure and amenities required by infill

The Evolving Infill Stakeholder Engagement Results (14MB), provides a detailed summary of public engagement events, as well as what we heard from participants.

Infill Working Group

An internal City of Edmonton working group was established to provide in-depth support creating the 25 Infill Roadmap Actions.

The Infill Working Group identified potential actions to address what was heard during engagement, refine draft actions, and identify administrative capacity for implementation.

Technical Reports

To support the information obtained during the public engagement, three technical reports were prepared:

  1. Edmonton’s Urban Planning, Neighbourhood and Housing Evolution (15MB)
  2. Municipal Tools Review
  3. Market Housing and Affordability Study (17MB)

These technical reports provided a deeper level of understanding and knowledge on a specific set of infill topics and informed the development of the Infill Roadmap 2018


Regulations and Planning


Infill Stories

Choosing Infill

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