Planning applications received by the City in the Ritchie neighbourhood.

Proposed

9903-9907 80 Avenue NW and 9919 80 Avenue NW

planning application (map) has been received for properties at 9903 80 Avenue NW, 9905 80 Avenue NW, 9907 80 Avenue and NW 9919 80 Avenue NW.

The application proposes to rezone the properties from an existing Site-Specific Development Control Provision (DC2.940) and the Low-Rise Apartment Zone (RA7) to a Site-Specific Development Control Provision (DC2).

The  proposed DC2 Provision would allow for a development with the following characteristics:

  • Two buildings, separated by a public open space/plaza area
  • Maximum building heights:
    • East building (at 99 Street NW corner) - 49 metres (approximately 14 storeys) 
    • West building - 23 metres (approximately 6 storeys) 
  • A maximum floor area ratio (FAR) of 5.2
  • Up to 230 new residential dwellings, at least 30% of which would have 2 or more bedrooms
  • Up to 500 square metres of commercial floor area in the east building
  • A maximum tower floor plate of 827 square metres for the east building

This application also includes the  following proposed amendments to the Strathcona Area Redevelopment Plan:

  • Residential Objective #7: Proposed exemption for this site
  • Commercial Objective #1: Proposed exemption for this site
  • Historic Preservation and Urban Design Objective #3: Proposed exemption for this site
  • West Ritchie Area Land Use Policy 4: Proposed exemption for this site
  • West Ritchie Area Built Form Policy 1: Proposed exemption for this site
  • Figure 9: Change rezoning site from Low-Rise Apartment to a new Mid-Rise and/or Commercial/Residential Mix category

Technical Documents

Note: these documents are still under review and subject to change

Draft Drainage Servicing Report

Draft Mobility Assessment

Draft Sun Shadow Study

Draft Urban Design Brief

Draft Wind Impact Study

Artist Rendering of Proposed Development

Artist rendering of proposed development at 80 Avenue NW and 99 Street NW


Council Public Hearing Date: To be determined

Reference File Number: LDA22-0070

Planner: Email Andrew McLellan or call 780-496-2939 for more information

Approved

10103 and 10115 to 10150 81 Avenue NW, 8015, 8109 and 8128 102 Street NW

planning application (map) has been approved for properties at 10103 and 10115 to 10150 81 Avenue NW, and 8015, 8109 and 8128 102 Street NW.

This application is a rezoning and plan amendment to update the existing Historic West Ritchie Direct Development Control Provision (DC1). The current DC1 Provision is from 2011 and is restricted to allowing Zoning Bylaw uses that were available at that time, which is resulting in newer uses being denied permits for operating here.

The main purpose of the  proposed DC1 Provision is to modify the allowable uses to introduce new business opportunities such as breweries, wineries and distilleries, cannabis retail sales (subject to separation distance requirements), markets and urban indoor farms (this list of uses is not complete).

The allowable uses are also being adjusted to ensure those allowed are compatible with the main intent of the DC1 Provision, to preserve the unique architectural character of this portion of 81 Avenue NW, or restricted appropriately to ensure this. 

Development regulations are proposed to be as prescribed in the General Business Zone (CB2) and as modified by the Main Streets Overlay (MSO) with some specific adjustments mainly to preserve the unique architectural character of the avenue, such as false fronts. A new regulation is also proposed for the revised DC1 Provision to allow the existing building west of 102 Street NW to have residential uses at ground level.

The current DC1 Provision references the 2011 version of the CB2 Zone and the Pedestrian Commercial Shopping Street Overlay (PCSSO). The Pedestrian Commercial Shopping Street Overlay was replaced by the Main Streets Overlay in September 2017. The CB2 Zone with the MSO is the zoning for the majority of the surrounding commercial area and along 82 (Whyte) Avenue NW (outside of the historic core).

There is a proposal to amend the Strathcona Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) to update the direction for the West Ritchie Area to reference the Main Streets Overlay instead of the Pedestrian Commercial Shopping Street Overlay, amend Figure 9 for the West Ritchie Land Use Concept, and reflect other changes that have occurred in the area since 2011. As well, the existing DC1 Provision is embedded within the ARP and the proposed amendment would remove it from the plan, with the DC1 Provision to be maintained within the Zoning Bylaw instead, based on current standards.

For more details about the impacts of changing from the 2011 CB2 Zone and the Pedestrian Commercial Shopping Street Overlay to the current CB2 Zone and Main Streets Overlay, or to provide feedback or opinions on this application, please contact the file planner (contact information below).


Council Approval Date: Monday January 23, 2023

Council Referred Back Date: March 15, 2022

Reference File Number: LDA21-0518

Planner: Email Andrew McLellan or call 780-496-2939

9923 76 Avenue NW

planning application (map) has been received for a property at 9923 76 Avenue NW.

The application proposes to rezone the property from a Direct Control Provision (DC2) to the Industrial Business Zone (IB).

The proposed Industrial Business Zone (IB) zoning would allow for the continued use of the existing building but with an updated list of uses, including breweries, wineries and distilleries. The existing Direct Control Provision (DC2.874) was based on the IB and Medium Industrial Zones (IM) and was used in 2014 to incorporate a Risk Management Plan (RMP) to deal with environmental contamination that was present on the site at the time. Environmental Planning has now confirmed that there are no risks remaining on the site.


Council Approval Date: February 8, 2022

Reference File Number: LDA21-0511

Planner: Email Heather Vander Hoek or call 780-423-7495 for more information