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Proposal to redevelop 8310 and 8311 on 93 Avenue NW.

The City has received an application to redevelop land located at 8310 and 8311 93 Avenue NW in the Holyrood neighbourhood.

Proposal Status

On November 27, 2017 City Council voted to refer the application back to Administration and the applicant for further study. This includes: mitigating traffic backing up into the community, reconsidering the height and shape of the buildings, addressing transition to the surrounding neighborhood, and referring the revised proposal to the Edmonton Design Committee for review.

After working with the City and the Holyrood Development Committee, the applicant presented a revised version of the proposal at a public engagement session on May 2, 2018.

Based on feedback from that session and the Edmonton Design Committee, more revisions were made that have resulted in the final version that is going to Public Hearing on Monday July 9, 2018 for a decision.

Public Engagement

Information Session

Citizens are invited to a drop-in information session about the final version of a proposed rezoning at 8310 and 8311 93 Avenue NW, known as Holyrood Gardens. 

Date: Wednesday June 27, 2018
Time: 5:30-8:30pm
Location: Holyrood School, Gymnasium, 7920 94 Avenue NW, Edmonton, AB

The information session will be an opportunity to learn more about how feedback previously gathered from the public, the Holyrood Development Committee and the Edmonton Design Committee informed the final version of the proposal.

Attendees will also have a chance to learn more about the City Council Public Hearing process and how to participate when the rezoning proposal goes to Public Hearing on Monday July 9, 2018 for a decision.

About the Proposal

The revised proposal would allow for the development of a mixed-use, transit-oriented development with the following key characteristics:

  • A maximum of 1200 residential units in 8 buildings, ranging in height from 4 to 25 storeys
  • A minimum of 10% affordable housing units and 10% family housing units
  • Select commercial uses in the base of the residential buildings around the future Holyrood LRT stop
  • Publicly accessible park and transit plaza
  • Four walkways and two shared-use paths connecting the future Holyrood LRT stop with the rest of the community

Rezoning

Proposed Zoning

In order for the development to proceed, a rezoning is required. The proposed zoning for the site is Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2), a zone that allows for a high degree of control over the development.

DC2 zones are used when a proposed development cannot be accommodated under any existing standard zone, or where special development regulations are required.

Technical Studies

Updated technical studies based on the revised proposal will be available following the May 2 engagement session.

Holyrood Gardens Sun Shadow Study (May 2018)

Holyrood Gardens Proposed DC2 Regulations (May 2018)

Holyrood Gardens Proposed Site Plan Layouts (May 2018)

Holyrood Gardens Proposed Cross Sections (May 2018)

Holyrood Gardens Transportation Impact Assessment (TIA) (July 2017) - A supplemental 2018 submission has been submitted and will be available when reviewed and approved by the City.

Site

The existing development for the Holyrood Gardens site is comprised of approximately 160, two-storey townhouse units. The site is adjacent to the planned Valley Line LRT Holyrood Stop, and is designated as a Neighbourhood Station in the City of Edmonton's Transit Oriented Development Guidelines. This means that higher density residential development with some neighbourhood commercial uses is desirable. The Holyrood Stop will be located at the intersection of 85 Street and 93 Avenue. The aerial image shows the site location, outlined in blue.

The mid-rise apartment site to the north, adjacent to the 85 Street and 95 Avenue intersection will not be redeveloped. 

The site is bound by 85 Street to the west, 90 Avenue to the south, a rear lane to the east, and a mid-rise apartment site to the north, adjacent to 95 Avenue.

Current Zoning

The site is presently zoned DC2 and permits a mixed-use development with a maximum of 460 units made up of four-storey apartments and townhomes.

The current zoning has been in place since it was approved in 1996, but development has not yet taken place. The current zoning regulations for these areas are: 

City Council Public Hearing Rescheduled Date

Monday July 9, 2018

Bylaw Number: 18178

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.

Reference File Number

LDA17-0132

For More Information

Kristen Rutherford

Title Planner
Telephone

780-442-5047

Email kristen.rutherford@edmonton.ca

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