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The Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative is a multi-year comprehensive overhaul of our current Zoning Bylaw.

Edmontonians are invited to share their feedback on proposed approaches to zones, uses and residential areas through a series of workbooks and workshops. Visit to participate.

The Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative will develop a strategic, simplified and streamlined Zoning Bylaw to enable people, places and businesses to thrive and prosper.

The Zoning Bylaw sets out the rules for the location and size of buildings constructed on private property, and the activities that will take place on those properties.

The City is conducting a complete review of Edmonton’s Zoning Bylaw, including analyzing current land use zones used in Edmonton. Through this work, the City is also asking how our built form can help us live out the values of ConnectEdmonton and the City Plan in an equitable way. Read more about the Zoning Bylaw and equity

About the Initiative

A Comprehensive Overhaul

The Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative is a multi-year comprehensive overhaul of our current Zoning Bylaw that includes rethinking how, what and why the City regulates in terms of zoning and land development. 

This is a rare opportunity to strategically align our city-building tools from the top down - from strategy to regulation — and empower all Edmontonians and property owners to build the city envisioned in ConnectEdmonton and as described in The City Plan.

This work is part of the actions outlined in the Strategic Planning Framework and included in the Corporate Business Plan

Initiative Goals

The Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative has five goals:

  1. Develop a user-friendly Zoning Bylaw that is aligned with City policies and directions
  2. Streamline and simplify Zoning Bylaw regulations and associated services and processes
  3. Rezone properties city-wide to align with the zones in the new Zoning Bylaw
  4. Ensure a smooth transition to a new Zoning Bylaw and new online tools (technology) for all stakeholders
  5. Implement a thorough and robust engagement and communication plan​​​

Initiative Projects

The Zoning Bylaw Renewal Initiative consists of four projects:

  1. Writing a New Zoning Bylaw
  2. Rezoning land to align with the new Zoning Bylaw
  3. Providing Technology for the interface of the new Zoning Bylaw, and improving the on-line customer experience for planning and development services
  4. Ensuring a smooth transition to the new Zoning Bylaw and technology through thoughtful Implementation

To see how these projects fit in our timelines please refer to the Initiative Phases.

Share Your Voice.

Use the General Feedback Form to submit your ideas.

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For More Information

Zoning Bylaw Team


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