A Land Development Application to amend the Griesbach Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan (NASP) has been submitted to the City of Edmonton. The application was made by B&A Planning Group on behalf of Canada Lands Company.
The proposed amendment is to facilitate redevelopment of 65 hectares (160 acres) of land in the northeast corner of the community. The plan amendment proposes a mix of new housing that includes low density and medium density residential development. It also includes local commercial areas facing 153 Avenue NW and 97 Street NW. The maple trees along 97 Street NW are to be preserved as part of the proposal and new park space is spread throughout the redevelopment area. Rezoning and construction happens at a later stage and are not part of this proposal.
The land developer, Canada Lands Company, presented a draft Master Plan to the community on February 9th, 2023. The proposed Griesbach NASP amendment is the same concept that was presented at that time. The master plan is a document that Canada Lands Company will use for their own planning, and the Griesbach NASP is a City of Edmonton document that is part of the approval process.
The City has not yet taken a position of support or non-support on this application. The City’s position will be determined by a thorough analysis of the proposal that includes technical considerations (e.g., traffic, drainage, and ecological impacts) and alignment to applicable City land use-related plans and policies (e.g., The City Plan).
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 will be sent to all property owners within 200m of the Griesbach neighbourhood, as well as affected community leagues and businesses 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.
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.