About The Application
The proposed rezoning is from an existing Site-Specific Development Control Provision (DC2.917) and Public Parks Zone (AP) to a new Site-Specific Development Control Provision (DC2), and conventional residential zones: Medium-Density Multiple Family Zone (RF6), Low-Rise Apartment Zone (RA7), Medium-Rise Apartment Zone (RA8), and High-Rise Apartment Zone (RA9).
The proposed rezoning would allow for the development of a primarily residential transit oriented urban village with a range of housing types complemented by local, small scale commercial uses. The intent of the application remains similar to the current DC2.917, with a full project build-out of approximately 2,000 dwellings, but proposes the use of conventional residential zoning (RF6, RA7, RA8, and RA9) throughout the majority of the site while establishing a new and smaller DC2 Provision on the southern site adjacent to the future Strathearn LRT station.
The proposed DC2 Provision seeks to develop mid-rise and high-rise buildings, including a mix of residential and commercial uses. The proposed DC2 Provision would allow for a building with the following characteristics:
- A maximum height of 81 metres (approximately 20 storeys)
- A maximum Floor Area ratio of 5.0
- Up to 500 residential dwellings
- Up to 6,505 square metres of gross floor area for commercial uses
- Underground parking
According to the applicant, this approach will provide flexibility for future development to respond to future market and housing needs.
Road (Lane) Closures
The second component of the application proposes to close portions of laneways located between 95 Avenue NW and 96 Avenue NW, and west of 87 Street NW. These laneways portions were previously closed by bylaw in 2008, but were never physically closed to traffic, and new road closure applications are required (see Proposed Road Closure below).
Southeast Area Plan Amendment
The application generally conforms with the intent of the Southeast Area Plan, which supports the redevelopment of the Strathearn Heights Apartments site into a mixed-use urban village, primarily residential, with a range of housing types complemented by local small-scale commercial uses. Updates to the Southeast Area Plan are proposed to reflect the proposed rezoning.