This application was initiated by the City of Edmonton, Real Estate Branch, and proposes the rezoning of a parcel of vacant City-owned land located at 13007, 13019, 13023 and 13107 - 128 AVENUE NW for the purposes of creating a site for supportive housing and protecting park space. In addition to the rezoning, there are associated applications to close the undeveloped portion of the 131 Street NW road right-of-way located on the parcel and to subdivide two new lots while consolidating the adjacent land, to ultimately create one public park lot and one multi-unit residential lot.
The parcel is approximately 2.6 hectares in size and is currently zoned (AJ) Alternative Jurisdiction Zone and (AP) Public Parks Zone. The City is seeking to create one lot that is 0.6 hectares zoned (RA7) Low Rise Apartment Zone with the remaining 2.0 hectares being rezoned to AP (Public Park Zone) and ultimately dedicated as Municipal Reserve.
The proposed (AP) Public Park Zone will allow for recreational uses for the use and enjoyment of residents city-wide. Dedicating the parcel as Municipal Reserve through the subdivision ensures that the AP parcel can only be used for public park, recreation areas or school board purposes as defined in the Municipal Government Act.
This application will also retain a greenway buffer between the northern property line of the existing CN rail parcel and the proposed RA7 parcel, to enhance the connection to the existing park parcels located along 127 Ave to the east and west.
The proposed RA7 Zone allows for residential uses up to 16 metres in height (approximately four storeys) such as multi-unit housing (apartment) and supportive housing, with limited ground-level commercial uses that may include child care services, convenience retail stores and specialty food services.
Supportive housing is a type of affordable housing that combines below-market rents with on-site support services tailored to the health and social needs of its residents. It provides long-term stable housing for people who may have experienced homelessness, domestic violence or other circumstances which make it difficult to maintain conventional housing.
Supportive housing is typically owned and operated by dedicated non-profit organizations, with the City playing a key role in turning projects into reality. By providing serviced land at low or no cost, as well as construction grants, the City helps housing partners direct their resources where they are needed most: supporting vulnerable Edmontonians.
Affordable and supportive housing is a core social infrastructure that the City is committed to creating in all areas of Edmonton. To learn more about supportive housing visit edmonton.ca/supportivehousing, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 311.
If these applications are approved, they will support Breath: Edmonton’s Edmonton's Green Network Strategy by adding and preserving greenspace and the Updated Affordable Housing Investment Plan (2019-2022) by adding supportive housing.
The City will update the community ahead of any development milestones, such as the selection of a housing partner and sale of the land, through additional mailouts and updates to edmonton.ca/supportivehousing.
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The role of the public when participating in engagement activities for proposed rezonings is at the ADVISE level of the City’s Public Engagement Spectrum. This means that the City will use any feedback that you share to:
- Inform the City’s planning analysis and ensure all factors are taken into consideration
- Help inform conversations with the applicant about making revisions to address concerns
- Summarize feedback for City Council so they are aware of the public’s perspectives prior to making a decision at Public Hearing
A What We Heard report that summarises the feedback received is posted online and provided to the Ward Councillor as well as anyone who registers and provides feedback through this page or by contacting the file planner directly.
City planners use the Public Engagement Charter for rezonings as a guide when determining what type of engagement activities are most appropriate to help inform rezoning proposal reviews.
Please Note: Because standard zones apply to multiple sites across the city, the City cannot adjust or customize the individual regulations within these zones for a specific site. When rezoning to a Direct Control zone (DC1 or DC2), there is opportunity for public engagement to inform adjustments to the proposed regulations because these zones apply to a specific site or area only.
Once the City completes its review and recommendation and the applicant is ready to take the application to City Council for a decision, the City sets a Public Hearing date. Notices are sent to all property owners within a minimum of 60 metres of the lands being rezoned, as well as affected community leagues and business associations advising them of the Public Hearing date.
Register to Speak to Council or Submit Comments
Public Hearings are an important part of the engagement process for rezonings. Members of the public can share their views on the proposed rezoning directly with Council by registering to speak at the City Council Public Hearing once the hearing agenda is posted.
Written comments can also be submitted to City Council through the Office of the City Clerk. Edmontonians can also watch the Public Hearing online.
If the Application is Approved
If the rezoning is approved by Council, the next step is for the developer to apply for development and building permits to start construction. Timelines for submitting these applications and starting construction are typically at the developer’s discretion.