These documents will be considered by City Council on April 15, 2019. Changes have been made since the proposals were last received in September 2018, based upon further review and discussion between City Planning and the applicant.
The fundamental development proposal and statistics continue to reflect the September 2018 submission.
Public Engagement Session October 17
Citizens were invited to a drop-in engagement session on Wednesday October 17, at La Cité Francophone, to learn about revisions to the proposed rezoning of the Bonnie Doon Mall shopping centre located at the northwest corner of 82 Avenue and 83 Street.
Approximately 225 people attended the session, which was an opportunity to learn more about what’s changed since the initial proposal in May 2018 and to provide feedback to the City and applicant.
Feedback received will be used to inform discussions with the applicant about potential revisions to the proposed rezoning. Feedback will be summarized in a report to City Council when the proposed rezoning goes to Public Hearing for a decision.
The proposed rezoning from a Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2) and Low Rise Apartment Zone (RA7) to a new Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2) would facilitate a major redevelopment of the site into a mixed-use, transit-oriented development consisting of:
A mix of row housing, mid-rise, and high-rise development with up to 4,000 units (revised from 6,000 in May 2018)
Retail, office, and other commercial space up to 140,000 sq.m (revised from 93,000 sq.m in May 2018)
Publicly-accessible parks and open space
New streets throughout the site, including bicycle lanes and pedestrian priority
A variety of uses and services which take advantage of proximity to the Bonnie Doon LRT stop on the Valley Line Southeast
While there is no statutory plan in effect for the Bonnie Doon neighbourhood, the proposed zoning will be reviewed against City guidelines and policies related to:
The new zone would designate sub-areas or precincts across the site, with varying heights and densities as appropriate.
“The new Bonnie Doon will evolve over the next 30 years to become a sustainable, integrated, compact, mixed-use urban community that leverages transit, complements Edmonton’s thriving core and offers a range of open space, amenities, housing, employment, services and activities that fosters a high quality of life for all and continues as a community hub responsive to the changing demands of the community.”
Distinct and Authentic Design
Inclusive Public Space
Evolve Bonnie Doon as a regional hub connected to Downtown and surrounding communities offering a distinct lifestyle