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The City has received a planning application to amend the Griesbach Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan and rezone property at 5340 Admiral Girouard Street NW. 

The proposed rezoning will allow for the development of a 6-storey apartment with the opportunity for limited street-level commercial uses.

About the Application

The proposed rezoning from Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2.1144) to the Griesbach Medium-Rise Apartment Zone (RA8g) would allow for the development of a 23-metre tall (approximately 6 storey) apartment with the opportunity for limited street-level commercial uses, such as child care services, general retail stores, health services, and professional, financial and office services.

Rezoning Map

An associated application to amend the Griesbach Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan is also being proposed to re-designate a portion of the Mixed-use Centre to Medium Density Residential land use. If approved, this change would increase the maximum height allowed on the site from 4 storeys to 6 storeys.

 

Share Your Feedback

Edmontonians are invited to share their feedback on the proposed rezoning online from April 26-May 18 through the Engaged Edmonton website.

Input from Edmontonians will be used to ensure the City’s review of the application is as complete as possible. Feedback will also be summarized in the report to City Council when the proposed rezoning goes to a future City Council Public Hearing for a decision.

Site and Policy Context

The site is located within the southwestern portion of the Griesbach neighbourhood. The site is currently zoned DC2.1144 and allows for a limited range of low-intensity interim land uses, as explained in the Griesbach Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan.

The site is next to lands zoned General Business Zone (CB2) to the south and DC2.1144 Provision to the west. The CB2 zone allows for commercial uses with limited residential uses, while the DC2 Provision allows for a limited range of low-intensity and interim land uses.

This site is within a 200-metre radius of the future Metro Line NW LRT Extension at Castle Downs Road and 137 Avenue. The Metro Line will extend from Churchill LRT Station in downtown Edmonton to Campbell Road near St. Albert. The future station development will be guided by the Transit-Oriented Development Guidelines (TOD). The Castle Downs Road and 137 Avenue sites are identified as neighbourhood LRT stations within the guidelines. The guidelines will help residents and community groups understand the nature of development that could occur close to LRT stations and transit centres.

Edmonton’s new City Plan sets the strategic direction for growth, mobility systems, open spaces, employment, and social networks, generally touching most aspects of Edmonton's life. The City Plan identifies 137 Avenue as a primary corridor: a prominent urban street designed for living, working and moving. It serves as a destination in itself but also provides critical connections throughout the city and beyond. Primary corridors include a wide range of activities supported by mixed-use development and mass transit.

Information the City Considers When Reviewing Applications

The City has not yet taken a position of support or non-support on this proposed application.

The administration’s position will be determined by a thorough review of the application, which involves:

  • Alignment with approved City land-related plans and policies (including the City Plan, Area and Neighbourhood Development Plans, Transit-Oriented Guidelines, and other relevant information)
  • Planning analysis (how the proposed zone fits into the neighbourhood)
  • Technical information (traffic impacts, water and sewer capacity, and other analysis)
  • Public input (feedback from the public will be summarized in the final report to Council)

Zoning regulates which types of buildings are allowed on a site (such as residential or commercial) and the basic size and shape of those buildings. It does not regulate building operations, including who can live or work in the buildings or whether the property is rented or owned. As a result, these factors cannot be taken into consideration as part of the rezoning application review.

City Council considers the City’s review and recommendation when making decisions on proposed rezonings. The City’s role is to ensure the process is publicly transparent, follows legislated requirements, and to work with the public and the applicant to bring the best possible proposal forward to Council for consideration.

Maps and Technical Documents

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City Council Public Hearing Date

To be determined

Reference File Number

LDA21-0090

For More Information

Vivian Gamache

Title Planner
Telephone

780-944-0122

Email vivian.gamache@edmonton.ca

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