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The Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative consists of 4 projects.
Creating a New Zoning Bylaw
Writing a New Zoning Bylaw
Creating a new Zoning Bylaw is a rare opportunity to rethink what we regulate in terms of land development and whether we are regulating the right things.
In September 2022, Edmonton’s draft Zoning Bylaw was shared for public feedback. View the draft bylaw and public comments. A What We Heard report summarizing the engagements will be available in Q1 2023.
Rezoning land to align with the new Zoning Bylaw
The rezoning project will help realize the vision of the new Zoning Bylaw by applying new zones to all properties in Edmonton.
Guiding Principles were created to provide stakeholders and Edmontonians with a degree of transparency and predictability throughout the rezoning process.
The City has also created a “Know Your Zone” Rezoning Map. Explore the Rezoning Map and get to
Know Your Zone by pulling up your residence, local coffee shop or business.
Providing technology to manage the new Zoning Bylaw, and improving the online customer experience for planning and development services.
Technology will help Edmontonians access the Zoning Bylaw to better understand how its regulations affect properties and allow them to view in-progress development applications.
Ensuring a smooth transition to the new Zoning Bylaw and technology through thoughtful implementation.
Transitioning to the new Zoning Bylaw will involve updates to land development processes and services, as well as thoughtfully planned education, training and awareness opportunities for affected homeowners, applicants, staff and more.
Zoning Bylaw Renewal Timeline
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Implementation (November 2023 - January 2024)
Test and Refine Automation, New Processes and Workflow Updates
New Zoning Bylaw and Map in Effect
Launch Education Sessions for Public, Industry and Staff
Launch Content Management System
Launch Interactive Zoning Map
Launch Development Activities Map
Finalize (May 2023 - October 2023)
Design and Build Automation, New Processes and Workflow Updates
Build Content Management System
Build Interactive Zoning Map
Build Development Activities Map
Final Review and Refinement of Draft Zoning Bylaw (Final Draft)
ZBR Report #6 to Urban Planning Committee - Draft Zoning Bylaw (June 2023)
Notification Period for Public Hearing
New Zoning Bylaw and Map to Public Hearing (October 16, 2023)
Build (February 2021 - April 2023)
Write and Refine Draft Zoning Bylaw (First Draft)
Write and Refine Draft Zoning Bylaw (Second Draft)
Prepare and Refine Equivalency Table and Zoning Map
Build and Launch Content Management System
Build and Launch Interactive Zoning Map
Build and Launch Development Applications Map
Review Impacts of Zoning Bylaw on Land Development Services
Evaluate and Design Automation, New Processes and Workflow Updates
Stakeholder Engagement on New Zoning Bylaw and Technology
Public Engagement on New Zoning Bylaw and Zoning Map
Public Hearing for Public Notification Bylaw 18826
ZBR Report #3 to Urban Planning Committee - Approaches and Structure of the New Zoning Bylaw
ZBR Report #4 to Urban Planning Committee - Proposed Zones and Initiative Update
ZBR Report #5 to Urban Planning Committee - Draft Zoning Bylaw
Research (2018 - February 2021) - Completed
Research and analysis to support the new Zoning Bylaw
Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative Update and Next Steps (February 2, 2021) Discussion Paper Engagement (July-October 2020)—Completed
Zoning Bylaw Renewal Principles and Approach (April 9, 2019) In-depth Workshops, Surveys and Events (2019) and The City Plan Pop-Up Events (2018) — Completed
2018 and 2019 Public Engagement Events:
Read all of the
technical studies and guiding reports.