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Proposed rezoning for land northwest of 95 Avenue NW and 87 Street NW to allow for a high-density transit-oriented development.

Strathearn Heights Rezoning

A planning application has been received to rezone the properties located near the northwest corner of 95 Avenue NW and 87 Street NW. This proposal includes: 9518 and 9560 87 Street NW, 8720, 8722 and 8724 95 Avenue NW, 8728U 97 Avenue NW, and 8712U 96 Avenue NW as shown in the proposed rezoning map below.

This area is the site of the Strathearn Heights Apartments complex.

Associated applications to close portions of public roads (lanes) and updates to the Southeast Area Plan are also proposed to facilitate the rezoning.

Share Your Feedback

Edmontonians are invited to share their feedback on this proposed rezoning. To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and help keep Edmontonians and City staff safe, feedback is being accepted through the City’s online virtual engagement tool from June 7-25, 2021, in lieu of an in-person engagement session.

Input from Edmontonians will be used to inform conversations with the applicant about potential revisions to the proposal to address concerns or opportunities raised. 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.

About The Application

Rezoning Specifics

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.