LDA20-0363 Concordia University UI Rezoning Virginia Park
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Why are major facilities being considered in relation to these specific bylaws: 1-Bylaw 18146 February 26, 2018 to reduce or eliminate on-street parking problems in the area by requiring a certain standard of parking in new development; protect existing historically significant structures, and preserve the historic flavour of the Viewpoint community; 2- Bylaw 9257 April 10, 1990 To define appropriate land uses and any areas of potential expansion for Borden Park. We would appreciate any feedback on these projects as they plan to go forward. Who is being identified as when we access this information on the CUE website we are being asked to contact the City of Edmonton. If the receipt of this information is addressed why isn’t the Community Engagement and Relationship Policy AD3000 being accepted in the policy by these engagement surveys? It is only available if you access it on the CUE website.?Dangergirl asked 4 months ago
Thanks for your questions.
The application is being reviewed by the City for compliance with applicable policies in the Cromdale/Virginia Park Area Redevelopment Plan.
On June 23, 2020, City Council approved Open Option Parking, which provides developers’ flexibility to choose the amount of parking that they feel is appropriate for their projects. The parking supply for this project will accordingly be determined at the development permit stage. It’s important to note that this approach to parking doesn’t necessarily mean that no parking will be provided. It is actually more likely to result in the “right” amount of parking as developers know the parking needs of their potential customers better than the City and have an interest in ensuring they are met.
Future plans for Borden Park can be found in the Edmonton Exhibition Lands Planning Framework. These plans are not impacted by this proposed rezoning.
Public engagement for this application is being conducted in accordance with the City’s current Public Engagement Policy C593. This is a City process and separate from the University’s engagement policies and process.
Within the City’s policy, there is a Public Engagement Spectrum (see right sidebar) that explains the 4 roles the public can have when they participate in City of Edmonton public engagement activities. As you move within the spectrum, there is an increasing level of public influence and commitment from the City and the public.
For rezonings, the role of the public falls within the Advise portion of the spectrum. Advise means that the public is consulted by the City to share feedback and perspectives that are considered for policies, programs, projects, or services.
Feedback will be used to ensure Administration’s review of the proposed rezoning is as complete as possible. It will also be summarized in the Council report to ensure they are aware of the public’s perspectives prior to making a decision.
With that said, it is ultimately up to the applicant what, if any, changes they decide to make to their proposal before advancing it to City Council Public Hearing for a decision. It’s City Administration’s role to ensure that the process is publicly transparent, follows legislated requirements, and to work with the public and the applicant to try to bring the best possible proposal forward to Council for consideration.
City Council considers both City Administration’s review and recommendation and the public’s feedback when making decisions on proposed rezonings. Public Hearings are an important part of the engagement process for rezonings. Edmontonians can share their feedback on the proposed rezoning directly with Council by registering to speak at the Public Hearing.process,public engagement,parkingprocess public engagement parking
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Are we able to hold off on the closing date on input from community member's. According to the notification, the process closes today Sunday February 21st when notification was only received this past Tuesday. There has been no time to discuss the process or the impact on the re-zoning application from the community. Rick McAdie, President, Bellevue Community LeagueRichard asked 4 months ago
Thank you for your question.
We are extending the engagement period by a week to March 1, 2021.timing,engagementtiming engagement
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ROLE OF THE PUBLIC
What We Heard Report
How Your Feedback Will Be Used
We appreciate your feedback and will use it 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; and
- summarize feedback for City Council so that they know your perspective prior to making a decision.
A summary of what we hear from this engagement will be posted on this webpage and provided to City Council when the application advances to Public Hearing for a decision. When the applicant is ready to take the application to Council, notices of the Public Hearing date will be sent to surrounding property owners. You can register to speak at the City Council Public Hearing or listen online. Click here for more information about how to speak to Council. You can also submit written comments to City Council through the Office of the City Clerk (email@example.com).
Information about Rezoning
Zoning regulates what types of buildings are allowed on a site (eg. residential or commercial) and the basic size and shape of those buildings. It does not control who can live or work in the buildings or whether the property is rented or owned.
The City's Development Services Branch reviews the rezoning application based on:
- Approved policies, plans and guidelines;
- Planning analysis (how the proposed zone fits into the neighbourhood);
- Technical information (traffic impacts, water and sewer capacity, etc.); and
- Public input (feedback from the public will be summarized in the final report to Council)
November 12, 2020LDA20-0363 Concordia University UI Rezoning Virginia Park has finished this stage
Complete rezoning application accepted for processing.
December 9, 2020LDA20-0363 Concordia University UI Rezoning Virginia Park has finished this stage
Notification postcard mailed out to over 200 property owners in the area surrounding the site and the Community League providing information about the application and inviting feedback.
February 8, 2021LDA20-0363 Concordia University UI Rezoning Virginia Park is currently at this stage
Launch of Engaged Edmonton webpage. Feedback being accepted until February 21, 2021. Target date for City Council Public Hearing and decision by City Council to be determined.
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