The redevelopment of The Quarters Downtown is guided by the following Council-approved documents. These documents outline the Vision for the neighbourhood, the zoning in place in the Quarters, and information about the Community Revitalization Levy which is funding a large portion of the redevelopment.
Plans and Bylaws
Quarters Rezoning Bylaw
The Quarters Rezoning Bylaw (Bylaw 15039) was adopted on April 15, 2009. Current Zoning information (as amended) is available at the list of Direct Control Development Provision (DC1) areas, listed under "The Quarters".
Five distinct districts make up The Quarters Downtown, each having their own unique character and design.
The Quarters Urban Design Plan provides direction on urban form, height and floor area ratios, streetscapes, parks, pedestrian walkways, uses, building footprints, setbacks, massing, scale, and architectural focus points. Information is also provided on streets, parks and plazas.
The Quarters Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) provides a planning framework to guide development and revitalization in The Quarters consistent with the Council-approved vision and guiding principles. It provides policy and objectives for The Quarters in the following areas: transportation and parking, parks and open space, access, circulation and parking, development concept and implementation.
The Quarters Statutory Plan Overlay (Bylaw 15038) includes common regulations for a number of Direct Control Provisions within the Quarters Area.
Adopting the Quarters Area Redevelopment Plan required several amendments to the Boyle Street/McCauley Area Redevelopment Plan (Bylaw 14982).
Community Revitalization Levy
A community revitalization levy (CRL) is a way municipalities can dedicate future property tax revenue in a specific area to pay for a new public facility or new infrastructure in that area.
In this way, the general property taxes in the rest of the city do not pay for the new public facility or infrastructure.
A CRL can be used to fund public projects designed to encourage new development and revitalize a specific part of the city. A new public project would encourage private sector investment that otherwise would not occur. The resulting new development generates tax revenue that would not otherwise occur, and raises property value within the area.
A map and legal description of the Quarters Community Revitalization Levy Boundary.
A 96-page plan for the Quarters Community Revitalization Levy Area (Bylaw 15800), including the need for the Plan, redevelopment measures and phasing, plan benefits, plan costs, and anticipated revenues.
Prior Public Information Sessions/Workshops
Quarters Streetscape Information Session
A public information session was held on March 27, 2013 on the design and construction details of Phase 1 of The Quarters Downtown Streetscape Project.
The following information was available at the meeting:
- Project Background
- Site Plan
- Construction Schedule
- Project Renderings
- Video Rendering of the Armature
- Open House Summary Report
New City Park Open House
An Open House was held on December 3, 2012 to share information about a new park proposed as part of The Armature on the east side of 96 Street, north of 102A Avenue.
Chinatown Community Workshop
On September 22 and 23, 2012, approximately 40 individuals participated to discuss future changes coming to the southern Chinatown area, which is located along 102 Avenue in the Quarters Downtown.