How Does District Planning Affect Rezoning?
Zoning sets regulations (the rules) for what can be built on your property through the development permit process, including what activities and businesses can happen there, as well as building height, location and footprint controls (among other things).
Zoning determines the development potential of a site today. If the zone allows single-detached, duplex or row housing, that is what can be built there. As new homes and businesses are developed to welcome more Edmontonians, the City’s Development Planners will ensure that all proposed developments follow these rules.
District plans will set the policy direction to guide Edmonton’s gradual redevelopment as our city grows to 1.25 million people. They will provide direction for future development by informing rezoning, which is a formal public process.
When an application to rezone a property is made, the City’s Development Planner will determine if the proposed development aligns with policies in the relevant district plan (and any other relevant statutory plan) as part of their analysis. They will recommend to City Council whether the rezoning should be approved. City Council makes the final decision.
The District Planning project is not proposing to rezone any land across the city. This means that your property’s current zone will not change if district plans are adopted at the City Council Public Hearing in May 2024.