LDA24-0149 Dunluce Surplus School Site Rezoning Application

Engagement has concluded

***The discussion has concluded and a What We Heard Report will be posted here when available.

Thank you for providing feedback for consideration.

The application is expected to go to City Council Public Hearing for a decision, with the exact date still to be determined. For more information, please visit these FAQs(External link) for Council meetings.***

Get involved!

You are invited to learn more about the application and share feedback online. The following engagement opportunities are open from May 13, 2024 until May 26, 2024.

What Happens Next

We will use feedback shared to make sure our review of the application is as complete as possible. After engagement is closed, feedback received will be summarized in a What We Heard report for City Council so that they know your perspective prior to making a decision.

***The discussion has concluded and a What We Heard Report will be posted here when available.

Thank you for providing feedback for consideration.

The application is expected to go to City Council Public Hearing for a decision, with the exact date still to be determined. For more information, please visit these FAQs(External link) for Council meetings.***

Get involved!

You are invited to learn more about the application and share feedback online. The following engagement opportunities are open from May 13, 2024 until May 26, 2024.

What Happens Next

We will use feedback shared to make sure our review of the application is as complete as possible. After engagement is closed, feedback received will be summarized in a What We Heard report for City Council so that they know your perspective prior to making a decision.

Engagement has concluded

Submit a question below to the file planner or see what others have been asking. Answers are posted within 5-10 business days. When needed, we will also work with the applicant to provide an answer. 

Please note you must register on Engaged Edmonton to ask a question.

You may wish to review these Frequently Asked Questions on Surplus School Sites prior to posting your own question. If you have not found the answer to your question, please ask a question below that will go directly to the City file planner who is processing the application.

If you are unable to provide feedback on this site, you may also provide feedback to the Project Planner directly via the contact information under the "who's listening" section of the page.  Please avoid asking your question in two different places, such as emailing the planner as well as posting on this site. It is not necessary to do both in order for feedback to be captured, and may delay response times.


  • Dunluce Neighbourhood renewal is set for 2025-2026-2027, how will this proposed affordable housing development work with this neighbourhood renewal project?

    CGK asked 27 days ago

    Ongoing discussions with the Building Great Neighbourhoods team have taken place, ensuring any future development for affordable housing is not in conflict with the work proposed for the Neighbourhood Renewal project. This includes specific details on the Herb Link Park design features, including shared use pathways, pedestrian lighting and possible realignment of the baseball diamonds. 

    This post was responded to on 13 June, 2024. 

  • For this proposed development what amount of discount is going to be offered: 10% or 15% or 25% or 50% discount of proposed rent? How is this decided? Affordable housing is rental housing offered at below-market rates for individuals and families that earn less than the median income for their household size. Affordable housing is operated, funded, or created through direct government subsidies. Affordable housing itself is very diverse, ranging from social housing to near-market housing: ● Social housing: rent-geared-to-income for very low to low income households. ● Non-market affordable rentals: Shallow subsidy (less than 80% market rent) and deep subsidy (less than 50% market rent) for moderate income households. ● Near-market affordable rentals: 80-90% market rent for moderate income households.

    CGK asked 27 days ago

    At this stage, developers have not yet been selected for the surplus school sites. 

    Before the sites are listed for sale below-market, the City needs to prepare the land for sale. That includes rezoning, subdivision, and municipal reserve removal, where required. 

    The intent is to select developers with proposals for some form of affordable housing, ranging from deep subsidy to a mix of rentals offered at both market rent and below-market rent. 

    The depth of affordability is considered when reviewing proposals, alongside other considerations, including number of affordable units, time to market, unit mix, and financial viability. 

    This post was responded to on June 13, 2024. 

  • Affordable housing is not housing for drug rehabilitation or needing other supports correct? This development is just for an apartment block not a full on support centre correct?

    CGK asked 27 days ago

    Affordable housing is not drug rehabilitation or any other type of transitional housing. Supportive housing is a type of affordable housing that combines below-market rent with tailored on-site support. Residents of supportive housing sign a lease and pay rent and can receive a range of on-site support services, ranging from medical support, disability support, life skills support, or cultural programming. The type of affordable housing has not been selected at this stage of the development process, but other surplus school sites have been used for mixed-market housing, which combines units offered at market rent and units offered below-market.

    This post was responded to on May 30, 2024.

  • When the land is sold below market value to a developer, does the city follow through to make sure the value of discount for affordable housing matches the discount of the land value to the developer? Or does the developer just make out with a huge sum of money and make a bundle on the backs of taxpayers?

    CGK asked 27 days ago

    When the City sells land at below-market value to an affordable housing developer, the developer enters into an affordable housing agreement that guarantees the land will be used for affordable housing for a period of up to 40 years. Annual reporting and compliance are built into the agreement to ensure that the site is operated as affordable housing during the term of the agreements.


    This post was responded to on May 28, 2024.

  • If this application is approved, when will the citizens of Dunluce Edmonton be informed as to the specific details of the proposed site, the developer of the site, the proposed start/end dates of the development of the proposed site?

    CGK asked 27 days ago

    The City will share information throughout the development process, particularly ahead of milestones such as a below-market land sale, property listing, and selection of a developer. To stay up to date, visit Edmonton.ca/HousingDevelopments and sign up to receive email updates.

    This post was responded to on May 28, 2024.