The City of Edmonton has received a draft plan for the Gorman Neighbourhood. This neighbourhood is located in northeast Edmonton, east of Manning Drive, north of 153 Avenue, and inside Anthony Henday Drive.
The proposed Gorman Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP) outlines:
- Future land uses
- Proposed population densities
- The location of major roads and utilities
- Future parks space and school sites
The draft plan will allow for the zoning, subdivision, and future development of the area.
Key Features of the Plan
- A future LRT stop, connecting from Clareview Station
- A Town Center, located around the LRT stop, with a mix of commercial and residential development and an urban plaza
- A district park in the west and a pocket park in the east
- Space for a future community league building and high school
- Connecting greenways and pathways to support walking and biking
- A mix of housing types, from high rises to single-detached homes
- Business industrial uses to the north
- A future population of approximately 8,200 people
- A residential housing density of 100 Dwelling Units per Net Residential Hectare
The draft Gorman Neighbourhood Structure Plan land use map illustrates the development concept. (Note: the draft map will be updated if and when changes are made during the review process.)
The review process diagram for the Gorman NSP outlines a series of specific steps.
June 10, 2015
Pre-consultation held as a public Open House. Landowners within 100 m of Gorman were notified by mail, as well as the associated community leagues and area councils.
November 7, 2016
Technical review started. Reports and draft plan circulated to City departments and external agencies. Reviewers include Transportation, Drainage, Parks, Biodiversity, EPCOR Water, and the School Boards.
Technical documents provided to support the plan include:
- Traffic Impact Assessment
- Neighbourhood Design Report (drainage)
- Hydraulic Network Analysis (water)
- Parkland Impact Assessment
- Community Knowledge Needs Assessment
- Environmental Overview Report
- Environmental Network Report
- Risk Assessment
- Geotechnical Report
- Noise Assessment
- Commercial/Retail Market Needs Assessment
November 17, 2016
Notice sent to neighbours. Information about the plan sent to all landowners within 100 m of the Gorman area, as well as the associated community leagues and area councils.
December 6, 2016
Public Open House to provide feedback on the Gorman plan. The following documents were provided to attendees of the Open House:
- What We Heard Report (record of public feedback received after the Open House)
- City of Edmonton Poster Display Boards
- City of Edmonton Presentation Slides & Notes
June 1, 2017
Full review of the Neighborhood Structure Plan and technical documents has started.
Public Hearing Schedule
A Public Hearing date is not yet scheduled, because the plan is still under review. Once the review is complete, a Public Hearing date will be set and landowners will be notified by mail. The decision to approve the plan will be made by Council.