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Proposed rezoning on the northeast corner of Whyte Avenue and 105 Street to allow for a mid-rise mixed-use building.

A planning application has been received to rezone 8207 105 Street NW. The applicant’s project name for the proposal is The Baron.

About the Application

The proposed rezoning is from the Historical Commercial (DC1) Direct Development Control Provision to a Site-Specific Development Control Provision (DC2).

The purpose of the existing DC1 Provision is to help preserve buildings which are of historic significance, and to ensure that future renovation and redevelopment of surrounding buildings result in developments which are compatible in architectural and built form with the historic buildings of the area. 

The existing building on the property, built in 1909 and known as the Archibald Block, is on the Inventory of Historic Resources in Edmonton. It would be demolished to allow for the proposed new building, if the rezoning is approved.

The purpose of the proposed DC2 Provision (9.5MB) is to accommodate a development with commercial and residential uses that provides for an active and inviting pedestrian-oriented streetscape fronting onto 105 Street NW and 82 Avenue NW.

It would allow for a mid-rise mixed-use building with the following characteristics:

  • A maximum height of 33.0 m (approximately 9 - 11 storeys)
  • A maximum floor area ratio of 5.0
  • Up to 473 square metres of commercial space at ground level 
  • Up to 65 residential dwellings

There is an associated application to amend the Strathcona Area Redevelopment Plan, which currently does not allow a building of this scale within the Heritage Character District of the Whyte Avenue Commercial Area.

The City is looking for your feedback on this proposal. 

Thank You for Your Feedback

From December 7-21, 2020 feedback was collected online through the Engaged Edmonton online virtual engagement tool, in lieu of an in-person engagement session.

A What We Heard Report has been created that summarizes the feedback received. This report will be shared with City Council if and when this application proceeds forward to a Public Hearing.

What We Heard Report