The City is reviewing an application to rezone 11133 - 60 Street NW in Highlands neighbourhood from an existing (RF1) Single Detached Residential Zone to (CB1) Low Intensity Business Zone.
The proposed CB1 Zone would allow for a development with the following characteristics:
- A maximum height of 12.0 metres (approximately 3 storeys)
- A maximum Floor Area Ratio of 2.0
- Limited residential related uses
- Commercial uses such as general retail stores, health services, professional, financial, and office support services, etc. (the list of uses is not exhaustive)
The purpose of the CB1 Zone is to provide for low intensity commercial, office and services uses, and limited residential-related uses located along the arterial roadways that border residential areas. The CB1 Zone requires an interior setback of minimum 3.0 metres when abutting a residential zone, and minimum 3.0 metre setback where a site abuts a public roadway. Vehicular access is required from the abutting lane and parking, loading and facilities are required to be located at the rear of the building.
When reviewing the rezoning application for a standard zone, the planner review includes an analysis of the proposed rezoning's impacts on surrounding infrastructure (i.e., roads, water and sewer systems), overall compatibility of the proposed zone with surrounding land uses, alignment with land use policy and guidelines such as The City Plan.
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.