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Proposed rezoning of the South Scona Parking Lot in Queen Alexandra at 8019 105 Street NW.

About The Proposal

A planning application has been received for land at 8019 105 Street NW. The application proposes the development of  three residential towers with commercial podiums, as well as publicly accessible parking. 

The development is proposed for land located along 105 Street, between 80 Avenue NW and 81 Avenue NW. The land is currently being used as a surface parking lot consisting of approximately 300 publicly accessible stalls.

This application, which was accepted by City Planning on July 20, 2018, includes a rezoning and proposed amendments to the Strathcona Area Redevelopment Plan.

Public Engagement

Public events and online opportunities will allow residents, communities, businesses and industry representatives to provide input throughout the process.

View the public engagement activities, history and reports.

Rezoning and Plan Amendment Details


The proposed rezoning would change the rules about which buildings and activities could happen on this site.

Existing Zoning 

General Business Zone (CB2)
Main Streets Overlay
Whyte Avenue Commercial Overlay 

Proposed Zoning

Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2) - DRAFT
Whyte Avenue Commercial Overlay

Plan Amendment

The Strathcona Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) is divided into six development areas. The subject site is currently within the Whyte Avenue Commercial development area. 

Three objectives, three policies and one map will require amending within the Strathcona ARP to accommodate the proposed rezoning. Current objectives and policies require the retention of low-rise built form and low density.  

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An artistic rendering of the proposed development as seen from the northeast.

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An artistic rendering of the proposed development as seen from 81 Avenue.

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Key Features

  • Northwest Tower (Tower A): approximately 18 storeys (60 metres) in height 
  • Southwest Tower (Tower B): approximately 15 storeys (50 metres) in height 
  • Southeast Tower (Tower C): approximately 20 storeys (66 metres) in height 
  • A maximum of 495 dwellings
  • Overall Floor Area Ratio of 5.0
  • Maximum Tower Floor Plate of 800 sq. m
  • A minimum of 1 vehicular and 0.5 bicycle parking stalls per suite with 1 visitor parking space for every 25 suites
  • 150 publicly-accessible parking stalls


Public Amenity Contributions
  • Affordable housing in line with the City’s Developer-Sponsored Affordable Housing Policy
  • Contributions in line with the City’s Community Amenity Contributions Policy. The development currently proposes a variety of contributions including:
    • A minimum of 10 three-bedroom units that are family-oriented
    • Streetscape improvements along 80 Avenue NW, 81 Avenue NW and 105 Street NW
    • A publicly-accessible corridor through the site
    • Public art contribution in the amount of $7.00 per sq. m of floor area (approximately $300,000 based on the current proposed Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 5.0 and the site size)

Land Uses

  • Apartment Housing 
  • Bars and Neighborhood Pubs
  • General Retail Stores
  • Health Services
  • Restaurants

For a complete list of proposed uses, please see the Draft Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2).


Technical Reports Under Review

Technical reports submitted by the applicant are currently under review by the City to determine the technical feasibility of the proposal.

They include a Traffic Impact Assessment, Servicing Report, Environmental Site Assessment, Sun Shadow Study and Pedestrian Wind Statement.

Once these reports have been accepted as accurate by City staff, they will be published on this webpage.

Public Hearing

City Council will make a decision about this application at a future Public Hearing which has not yet been scheduled. More information about Public Hearings and how to register to speak can be found on the Council and Committee Meetings webpage.

Council Public Hearing Date:

Thursday June 6, 2019

Reference File Number:


For More Information

Stuart Carlyle

Title Planner



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