LDA18-0690 King Edward Park Rezoning and Plan Amendment (8120 - 93 Street NW)

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Engagement has concluded

***The discussion has concluded and a What We Heard Report has been prepared. The rezoning advanced to Public Hearing on December 8, 2020 (Items 3.6 and 3.7), and was approved by City Council.***

Thank you for participating in engagement activities for this rezoning application.

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 for Council meetings.

Due to COVID-19 public health restrictions, the City is unable to host its usual in-person public engagement event to share information and collect feedback on this proposed rezoning. This page has been created in lieu of an in-person event to help you find out information about the proposed rezoning application and tell us what you think.

Please review the information on this page. Tell us what you think and ask any questions below, before September 22, 2020.




The application proposes to rezone a portion of 8120 - 93 Street NW from the (A) Metropolitan Recreation Zone to the (PU) Public Utility Zone to accommodate the existing drainage facility, and to rezone a separate portion of the property from (A) Metropolitan Recreation Zone to (RA7) Low Rise Apartment Zone to enable the development of a low-rise apartment building.

If approved, the proposed (RA7) Low Rise Apartment Zone would allow for a 16 metre high (approximately 4 Storey) apartment building with limited commercial opportunities at ground level, such as child care services, general retail stores and specialty food services.

An associated application has been made to amend the North Saskatchewan River Valley Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) to remove the subject site from the plan boundary.

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. Please see the sidebar for more information on what factors are considered when processing rezoning applications and how feedback will be used.

The City of Edmonton Social Housing Branch is accepting feedback separately on the building design and a good neighbour agreement. To provide comments on those aspects of the development, visit King Edward Park Supportive Housing Good Neighbour Plan and Building Design.

***The discussion has concluded and a What We Heard Report has been prepared. The rezoning advanced to Public Hearing on December 8, 2020 (Items 3.6 and 3.7), and was approved by City Council.***

Thank you for participating in engagement activities for this rezoning application.

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 for Council meetings.

Due to COVID-19 public health restrictions, the City is unable to host its usual in-person public engagement event to share information and collect feedback on this proposed rezoning. This page has been created in lieu of an in-person event to help you find out information about the proposed rezoning application and tell us what you think.

Please review the information on this page. Tell us what you think and ask any questions below, before September 22, 2020.




The application proposes to rezone a portion of 8120 - 93 Street NW from the (A) Metropolitan Recreation Zone to the (PU) Public Utility Zone to accommodate the existing drainage facility, and to rezone a separate portion of the property from (A) Metropolitan Recreation Zone to (RA7) Low Rise Apartment Zone to enable the development of a low-rise apartment building.

If approved, the proposed (RA7) Low Rise Apartment Zone would allow for a 16 metre high (approximately 4 Storey) apartment building with limited commercial opportunities at ground level, such as child care services, general retail stores and specialty food services.

An associated application has been made to amend the North Saskatchewan River Valley Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) to remove the subject site from the plan boundary.

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. Please see the sidebar for more information on what factors are considered when processing rezoning applications and how feedback will be used.

The City of Edmonton Social Housing Branch is accepting feedback separately on the building design and a good neighbour agreement. To provide comments on those aspects of the development, visit King Edward Park Supportive Housing Good Neighbour Plan and Building Design.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

We will work with the applicant when needed, and respond within 4 business days.


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    As well, you state that Homeward Trust will select operators for each site through an open Request for Proposals (RFP) process. Shouldn’t the RFP be prepared in conjunction with all the stakeholders including the community to ensure that the facility is operated with a delivery model and accredited staff that is acceptable to all stakeholders?

    KP Resident asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question.

    Homeward Trust will select an Operator through a rigorous, competitive process.  Operators are required to follow standards that are common across all supportive housing developments to ensure they are run effectively, safely and securely using evidence-based approaches. This includes abiding by legislative requirements, Homeward Trust’s policies and standards, and the description of how they provide support and services are approved as part of their contract.

    The delivery model for supportive housing is grounded in the belief that everyone has a right to safe, stable housing. Supportive housing removes barriers to accessing housing and ensures residents have the necessary support in place for them to remain housed. Supportive housing is also operated with the belief that people can grow, recover and evolve. 

    Staff who operate and provide services through supportive housing are skilled and well-trained and may include medical professionals, social workers and support staff that help with tasks like grocery shopping and accessing transportation. Employees must have the required qualifications for their positions or are trained to the level of competency required, and they must actively demonstrate the necessary competencies on an ongoing basis.

    If a community member has a concern about the operations of a site, they will be able to access the community contact who will be outlined in the Good Neighbour Plan. The community contact will work with the individual to reach a resolution. If resolution is not possible through the Operator, the community member can access Homeward Trust’s issue resolution process.  

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    You state in your FQAs that, “there is no conclusive evidence to suggest non-market housing, including supportive housing, negatively affects surrounding property values”. If that is the case, would the City of Edmonton be prepared to reimburse property owners if their property values were adversely affected?

    KP Resident asked 9 months ago

    Thank you for your question. Studies have consistently found that if non-market housing is well-designed, fits in with the surrounding neighbourhood, and is well managed, property values of neighbouring homes are not negatively affected. 

    There are many other factors that influence residential real estate values. Assessments and sale values are primarily driven by local and global economic factors, rather than the introduction of new non-market housing in the community. 

    If you would like to share further feedback on this issue, please fill out the supportive housing survey at: engaged.edmonton.ca/kingedwardparkgoodneighbourplan

    Community feedback, like the suggestion you have provided, will be summarized in a What We Heard Report that will be posted publicly and shared with City Council.