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Planning applications received by the City in the Griesbach neighbourhood.

Proposed

5340 Admiral Girouard Street NW

The City has received a planning application to rezone property at 5340 Admiral Girouard Street NW.

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.

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.


Council Public Hearing Date: To be determined

Reference File Number: LDA21-0090

Planner: Email Vivian Gamache or call 780-944-0122

Approved

10555 153 Avenue NW

A planning application (map) has been received for a portion of a property at 10555 153 Avenue NW.

The application proposes to rezone the property from the Griesbach Row Housing Zone (RF5g) to Griesbach Low-Rise Apartment Zone (RA7g)
The proposed rezoning would allow for the development of a Multi-unit Housing up to a maximum height of 18 metres. 

The applicant intends to develop the site with four-storey, low-rise apartment uses. The proposed rezoning conforms to the approved Griesbach Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan, which designates the site for Medium Density Residential uses.

City Council Approval Date: April 20, 2021

Reference File Number: LDA21-0030

Planner: Email Kenan Handzic or call 780-496-6193 for more information.

5304 Admiral Girouard Street NW, 5340 Admiral Girouard Street NW, and 13703 Castle Downs Road NW

A planning application (map) has been received for properties at 5304 Admiral Girouard Street NW, 5340 Admiral Girouard Street NW, and 13703 Castle Downs Road NW. 

The application proposes to rezone the properties from an existing Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2) to General Business Zone (CB2) and Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2).

The purpose of the rezoning from Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2) to General Business Zone (CB2) and Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2) is to allow for a variety of commercial and office uses, with opportunities for residential mixed-use in the form of Multi-unit Housing and Live Work Units, up to a maximum height of 16 metres (4 storeys.) The proposed rezoning conforms to the approved Griesbach Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan, which designates the site for mixed-use development.


Council Approval Date: January 26, 2021

Reference File Number: LDA20-0263

Planner: Email Carla Semeniuk or call 780-496-1582 for more information.

13715 Castle Downs Road NW

The application proposed to amend the Griesbach Row Housing Zone (RF5g), Griesbach Low Rise Apartment Zone (RA7g) and Griesbach Low Density Residential with Garden Suites Zone (GLG), as well as the text of the Section 86 (Secondary Suites) and Section 87 (Garden Suites) of the Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 12800.

The purpose of the application is to align the Griesbach Special Area Zones with the “Missing Middle” amendments that were approved by City Council on August 29, 2019 (Bylaw 18967). Approved Bylaw 18967 allowed for single detached housing to have both secondary suites and garden suites within the Single Detached Residential Zone (RF1), Low Density Infill Zone (RF2) and Small Scale Infill Development Zone (RF3) Zones.

The applicant asked to update the GLG, RF5g and RA7g Zones to align with these recent changes to allow both secondary suites and garden suites where single detached housing is allowed within Griesbach.

City Council Approval Date: Tuesday November 03, 2020

Bylaw Numbers: Charter Bylaw 19424 and Charter Bylaw 19434

Reference File Number: LDA20-0157

Planner: Email Carla Semeniuk or call 780-496-1582 for more information.

503 Griesbach Parade NW

A planning application (map) has been received for a property at 503 Griesbach Parade NW. 

The application has two components. The first is a rezoning: the applicant proposes to rezone the property from the Griesbach Village Centre Zone (GVC) to a proposed new zone, the Griesbach Medium Rise Apartment Zone (RA8g).

There is also a proposed text amendment to the Griesbach Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan (NASP) because the maximum height currently allowed in the Village Centre is 4 storeys and the applicant is proposing a 6-storey building.
An amendment to the Zoning Bylaw, Section 940 is also required to allow for the new Griesbach Medium Rise Apartment Zone (RA8g) zone.


Public Engagement Session

Edmontonians were invited to a drop-in public engagement session on January 22, 2020 at Glengarry School to learn more about the proposed rezoning.

The engagement session was an opportunity to learn more about the proposal and provide feedback to the City and the applicant. Feedback will be summarized in a report for City Council for when the proposed rezoning goes to City Council Public Hearing.

Session Materials

Display Boards (14MB)

What We Heard Report


The rezoning and plan amendment would allow for Multi-Unit Housing up to 6 storeys (23.0 metres) with a reduced front setback to 3.0 metres or 1.0 metres for dwellings with direct ground-level access.

City Council Approval Date: July 7, 2020

Reference File Number: LDA19-0486

Planner: Email Carla Semeniuk or call 780-496-1582 for more information

13715 Castle Downs Road NW

A planning application (map) has been made to rezone a portion of 13715 Castle Downs Road NW. The current zoning is Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2).

The proposed zoning is for Griesbach Row Housing Zone (RF5g) to allow for the development of medium density housing, including row houses or townhouses that may have a second-storey unit.

The rezoning conforms with the associated Griesbach Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan (NASP).

City Council Public Hearing Date: March 11, 2019

City Council Approval Date: March 11, 2019

Reference File Number: LDA18-0533

Planner: Email Sean Conway or call 780-496-5809 for more information.

13715 Castle Downs Road NW and 14606 97 Street NW

A planning application (map) has been received to rezone properties at 13715 Castle Downs Road NW and 14606 97 Street NW.

The application proposes to rezone the properties from Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2) to Griesbach Low Density Residential with Garage Suites Zone (GLG), Griesbach Row Housing Zone (RF5g) and Public Utility Zone (PU).

The purpose of the application is to allow for Griesbach-specific row housing, street-oriented low-density housing, and a stormwater management facility.


Existing Zoning

Site Specific Development Control Provision DC2.964-C

Site Specific Development Control Provision DC2.964-E

Existing Development Plan

Griesbach Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan


City Council Approval Date: September 17, 2018.

Reference File Number: LDA17-0655 

Planner: Email Carla Semeniuk or call 780-496-1582 for more information.

6865 Ad Astra Boulevard NW

A planning application has been submitted to rezone a property at 6865 Ad Astra Boulevard NW. The site is located east of Castle Downs Road NW and south of Ad Astra Boulevard NW in the Griesbach neighbourhood. This would allow for a greater range of low intensity commercial, office, and service uses.


City Council Public Hearing Date: Monday April 23, 2018

City Council Approval Date: Monday April 23, 2018

Reference File Number: LDA17-0293 

Planner: Email Carla Semeniuk or call 780-496-1582 for more information.

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.

Planning Applications in Other Neighbourhoods

For information on all current and recent planning applications across other neighbourhoods in Edmonton, visit Planning Applications.

Using City Maps Tool for Zoning Information

The maps.edmonton.ca tool provides information on in-progress rezoning applications received before April 1, 2017.
To use it, follow these steps:
  1. Go to maps.edmonton.ca, and select "Zoning” from the menu
  2. Navigate to an area on the map or enter an address to search
  3. In the top right legend, select the green checkbox for “In progress rezoning applications”
  4. Information like the application date, status and a link to the current (more detailed) document(s) is shown in the box at the bottom of the page

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