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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.

City Council also passed a second motion directing Administration to provide a report to Urban Planning Committee on the next steps and resources required to amend the scope of the Edmonton Design Committee to include review of all large-site infill rezoning and significant Transit Oriented Developments.

City Administration is working with the applicant and community representatives to respond to City Council's motion and eventually return the application to a Public Hearing. The original proposal, outlined below, is therefore subject to change.

About the Proposal

The proposed development is for a mixed use, high density, transit oriented development. This will include up to 1,200 dwelling units, with several medium and high-rise buildings. Seven buildings are proposed in total:

  • Four medium density residential buildings (six storeys)
  • Two high density mixed use buildings (6-18 storeys) at the intersection of 93 Avenue and 85 Street with small-format local commercial development on the ground level
  • One high density residential building (8-22 storeys) at the northeast corner of the 85 Street/90 Avenue traffic circle

All required parking would be provided onsite, and will primarily be underground.

Public Engagement

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

View the Public Engagement activities, history, and reports


In order for the development to proceed, a rezoning is required. The proposed zoning for the site is DC2 (Site Specific Development Control Provision); 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.

The following information about the proposed zoning was recently updated by the applicant and is available to be viewed:


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: 

The applicant sent notices of their proposal to property owners near the Holyrood Gardens site on October 26, 2016. Pre-application open houses were also held on November 9, 2016, January 19, 2017, and September 6, 2017, at the South East Seniors Association located at 9350 82 Street NW.

The rezoning application was received on March 7, 2017. The City hosted an open house information session on September 6, 2017, where residents were given an opportunity to learn more about how previous public feedback was incorporated into the final proposal.

A Public Hearing was held on November 27, 2017. City Council referred this rezoning proposal back to Administration for additional work.

City Council Public Hearing Rescheduled Date

To be determined.

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


For More Information

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