Infill isn’t new to Edmonton, but it’s seen a massive increase in popularity in recent years. At the City of Edmonton, we want to make sure it’s done in a way that’s best for our city, both today and in the future.
In 2013, we launched a project called Evolving Infill. From this, we created our Infill Roadmap: 23 actions that comprise the City’s work plan for advancing infill development. Today, most of that Roadmap has been completed, but there’s still more to do.
In July 2018, we adopted Infill Roadmap 2018, which contains a set of 25 more actions to enable and encourage infill, and welcome more people and new homes into Edmonton’s older neighbourhoods. The Infill Roadmap 2018 takes a more strategic focus on the "missing middle" - multi-unit, medium-density housing such as row housing, courtyard housing and low-rise apartments.
In the coming years, we envision an Edmonton where neighbourhoods and builders collaborate to unveil the infills of tomorrow: sustainable homes, built through smart design, that bring our established communities even closer together. We’re excited to see how the design innovations and best practices that come out of this competition will improve the quality of infill development in Edmonton.