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Rezoning for the Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre site at 8715 85 Street NW, 8420 85 Street NW, and 1 Bonnie Doon Shopping Centre NW

Planning and Environment Services review and applicant work on this major rezoning has now concluded. This rezoning has been scheduled for a City Council Public Hearing:

Date: Monday April 15, 2019 at 2pm
Location: City Council chambers, Edmonton City Hall

The proposed rezoning would accommodate the redevelopment of the shopping mall site into a high-density, mixed-use, transit-oriented development.

Proposed Zoning Documents

Bonnie Doon Mall - LDA18-0184 - Proposed DC2 Zone
Bonnie Doon Mall - LDA18-0184 - Proposed DC2 - Appendices (14.5 MB)

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 Planning and Environment Services 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.

Meeting Materials

Display Boards (19.8MB)

Feedback Reports

What We Heard Summary Report

Public Engagement

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

Public Engagement Activities, History and Reports

About the Proposal

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
  • Underground parking
  • 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:

Existing Zoning

The shopping centre area is currently zoned under Site Specific Development Provision (DC2.485). This allows for a large format shopping centre with a variety of permitted uses. The adjacent property at 8420 85 Street NW is currently zoned Low Rise Apartment Zone (RA7), and is used for a recycling depot.

There is no statutory plan in effect for the Bonnie Doon neighbourhood.

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Application Details

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.”


  • Sustainable Development
  • Healthy Streets
  • Distinct and Authentic Design
  • Inclusive Public Space
  • Evolve Bonnie Doon as a regional hub connected to Downtown and surrounding communities offering a distinct lifestyle

Application Contents

Revised Submission - September 20, 2018

A revised Transportation Impact Assessment has also been provided, and will be posted once it has been reviewed and accepted by the City.

Initial Submission - April 4, 2018

City Council Approval Date

Monday April 15, 2019 

Request to Speak at a Council or Committee Meeting

Agendas are available approximately 3 weeks before the public hearing date. Anyone who wishes to speak at a public hearing can register online or call the City Clerk’s office at 780-496-8178.

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