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A proposed Neighbourhood Structure Plan establishing a development framework for 145 hectares of land.

A Land Development Application has been submitted to the City of Edmonton. 
This application has two components: An amendment to the Horse Hill Area Structure Plan (ASP) and a new neighbourhood level plan for the east portion of Neighbourhood 1 in Horse Hill.

Amendment to the Horse Hill Area Structure Plan

The Horse Hill ASP divides the area into 5 neighbourhood units, numbered 1 through 5. The amendment proposes to divide neighbourhood 1 into 2 areas along Meridian Street NE to create Neighbourhood 1A to the east of Meridian Street NE and Neighbourhood 1B west of Meridian Street NE.

*Please note that “Neighbourhood 1A” is a placeholder name while the naming committee reviews the potential name for the new NSP area.*

Horse Hill Area Structure Plan Development Concept Amendment

Proposed Horse Hill Neighbourhood 1A

Share Your Feedback

Edmontonians are invited to share their feedback on this proposed Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP). 

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep Edmontonians and City staff safe, feedback is being accepted for this proposed NSP through the City’s online virtual engagement tool from April 6–27, 2021, in lieu of an in-person engagement session.

Input from Edmontonians will be used to inform conversations with the applicant about potential revision to the proposal to address concerns or opportunities raised. Feedback will also be summarized in the report to City Council when the proposed NSP goes to a future City Council Public Hearing for a decision.

The Need for a Neighbourhood Structure Plan

The Horse Hill area is one of Edmonton’s Urban Growth Areas. City Council approved the Horse Hill Area Structure Plan (ASP) in spring 2013.

The Area Structure Plan outlines land uses and policies in each of its planned neighbourhoods. Neighbourhood Structure Plans (NSPs) provide more detailed direction for development.

A landowner in the Horse Hill Neighbourhood 1A has submitted an NSP proposal. This is a key step in developing in this area of the city. 

This NSP will establish a development framework for 145 hectares of land. The NSP will include:

  • A range of housing options to accommodate a population of approximately 3,200 people
  • Areas for neighbourhood commercial development intended to provide low intensity commercial, office and service uses
  • A variety of parks and open spaces to meet the recreational needs of residents
  • The maintenance and preservation of private agricultural uses

What's included in the Neighbourhood Structure Plan

Neighbourhood Structure Plans (NSP) describe the general pattern of development for a new residential neighbourhood.

The policies of the NSP guide the next stages of neighbourhood development, including zoning, subdivision, infrastructure design and construction.

The Horse Hill Neighbourhood 1A NSP must also address the Designing New Neighbourhoods Outcomes.

The Horse Hill Neighbourhood 1A NSP includes the following elements:

  • Design vision and development objectives
  • Type and location of residential, commercial and other land uses
  • Transportation, cycling and pedestrian (active modes) network
  • Size and configuration of parks and natural areas
  • Expected populations and densities
  • Servicing scheme including water, sewer and stormwater management facilities
  • General staging pattern for development

The draft Horse Hill Neighbourhood 1A Development Concept Map outlines general area layout.

The draft Horse Hill Neighbourhood 1A Detailed Maps include information about servicing.

The draft Horse Hill Neighbourhood 1A Statistics include population forecasts. 

The NSP Preparation, Review and Adoption Process

Reviewing and adopting a new Neighbourhood Structure Plan can take some time. This application will go through the following steps:

  • Submission and initial intake review - completed
  • Circulation to all review agencies, including:
    • Transportation
    • Drainage
    • Parks and Biodiversity - in progress
  • Virtual open house to gather public input (Engage Edmonton Website) - spring 2021
  • Revisions to the proposed NSP as necessary - ongoing
  • Final circulation to all review agencies - date to be determined
  • Presentation at Council - date to be determined

The New NSP Process Chart shows the application process in more detail. 

Information Reviewed by the City as Part of the NSP Application 

  • Draft Neighbourhood Structure Plan Document
  • Document explaining how the NSP will achieve the outcomes in the City’s Designing New Neighbourhoods Guidelines
  • Range of technical reports

Refer to the table of stakeholders and table of technical reports for more information about who is involved in the NSP and what technical reports are reviewed with this application.

City Council Public Hearing Date 

To be determined

Reference File Number 


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