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Proposed rezoning along 108A Street NW, north of 86 Avenue NW, and near the corner of 109 Street NW and Saskatchewan Drive NW.

A planning application has been submitted to rezone land within the Garneau neighbourhood along 108A Street NW, north of 86 Avenue NW and near the corner of 109 Street NW and Saskatchewan Drive NW. The specific street addresses are 8630, 8632, 8634, 8638, 8642, and 8650 108A Street NW, and 8715 109 Street NW.

The applicant's name for the project is The Hive Residential Tower.

Thank You for Your Feedback

From August 5-26, 2020, feedback was collected online through the new Engaged Edmonton online virtual engagement tool in lieu of an in-person engagement session.

A What We Heard Report has been created that summarizes the feedback received. This report will be shared with City Council if and when this application proceeds forward to a Public Hearing.

What We Heard Report

About The Application

The proposed rezoning is for two sites. The first, on 109 Street NW, is from a Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2.528-Area A) to the Low-Intensity Business Zone (CB1) with the Main Streets Overlay. The purpose of the CB1 Zone with the Main Streets Overlay is to provide for low intensity commercial, office and service uses that encourage and strengthen the pedestrian-oriented character of Edmonton’s main street commercial areas that are located in proximity to residential and transit-oriented areas, by providing visual interest, transparent storefront displays, and amenities for pedestrians.

The second site, on 108A Street NW, is proposed to change from two Site Specific Development Control Provisions (DC2.128 & DC2.528-Area B) and the Low-Rise Apartment Zone (RA7) to a new Site-Specific Development Control Provision (DC2). The proposed DC2 Provision would allow for a residential high-rise building with the following characteristics:

  • A maximum height of 70-75 metres (approximately 22-25 storeys)
  • A maximum floor area ratio of 10.0
  • Up to 271 dwellings (including at least eleven with 3 bedrooms)
  • A tower floor plate of 855 square metres
  • Townhouse style dwellings at the ground level facing 108A Street NW and the lane to the north
  • Underground and enclosed surface parking accessed from the lane to the
    west

There is an associated application has been made to amend the Garneau Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) to revise policies and maps that effectively limit development on the 108A Street NW site to 4 storeys. Policy 2.2a currently directs high-rise development to the north of the rail right-of-way along Saskatchewan Drive only. The proposed amendment would allow a tower to be built on the 108A Street site.

Application Details

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City Council Public Hearing Date

To be determined

Reference File Number

LDA19-0103

For More Information

Andrew McLellan

Title Planner
Telephone

780-496-2939

Email andrew.mclellan@edmonton.ca

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