LDA19-0280 Wellington/McArthur Industrial Rezoning (14125-137 Avenue NW)

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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 the property from the (AJ) Alternative Jurisdiction Zone to the (RA8) Medium Rise Apartment Zone. If approved, the proposed rezoning would allow for the opportunity for a 23-metre high (approximately 6-storey) apartment building with limited commercial opportunities, such as child care services, general retail stores and specialty food services, at ground level. We will use any feedback that you share to make sure our review of the application is as complete as possible, and will also summarize it for City Council so that they know your perspective prior to making a decision.

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 Wellington/McArthur Industrial Supportive Housing Good Neighbour Plan and Building Design.

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 the property from the (AJ) Alternative Jurisdiction Zone to the (RA8) Medium Rise Apartment Zone. If approved, the proposed rezoning would allow for the opportunity for a 23-metre high (approximately 6-storey) apartment building with limited commercial opportunities, such as child care services, general retail stores and specialty food services, at ground level. We will use any feedback that you share to make sure our review of the application is as complete as possible, and will also summarize it for City Council so that they know your perspective prior to making a decision.

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 Wellington/McArthur Industrial Supportive Housing Good Neighbour Plan and Building Design.

Tell us what you think about the application.

Please let us know what you like and what could be better about this application. What should Council know as they decide whether or not to approve the rezoning? Other people that visit this part of the site will be able to see your comments.

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I highly support the proposed rezoning, and the supportive housing concept. While the RA8 zoning might seem a bit intense given the surrounding zoning, this is such a unique site that is really will have very minimal impact on adjacent areas.Of course, the benefits of the supportive housing concept far outweigh any concerns about the zoning intensity. Frankly, we need many more of these projects to effectively address our housing issues. This is a great start, with a promising model, and the city has done effective due diligence with its Good Neighbour plans for these developments. No neighbourhood could have been expected to love the idea of 'going first' with these developments, but the city has gone to great lengths to mitigate concerns and impacts. It might seem a bit trite, but the city should also make sure it invests in great architecture for these developments - previous cut-rate social housing developments are a huge reason for the resistance that is often expressed towards new proposals. Great looking, well-maintained buildings are hugely important to building and maintaining support for these projects.

GG 11 days ago

Considering this area is comprised of residential houses , i think there should be no commercial development in the building at all , as it brings in more traffic problems that are already an issue here. it is bad enough already , and when you add staffing needs and such ,i think a better location could have been chosen . bad enough you are taking up one of the few green spaces in the area .

Gordon 11 days ago

don’t like the area chosen

Hillary Tran 12 days ago

My advice for rezoning is to rezone this project for somewhere else.As already stated we are a community that is blocked community without many ways in or out. There is no direct access out from that location to a main street. As such these individuals and friends and their dealers will have to travel through our community to access thoes routes, through our kids playgrounds and school yards. This is irresponsible, keep your drug addicts, criminals & pedophiles out of our community please. We too have trauma and work hard to support our homes and families.We already have too much criminal activity in our area which nothing gets done about so why add more ? We should not have to lock up our yards and homes, Our taxes are to go to infastructure and services to support our communities of which we get so little back. Our sewers are crumbling (yes, I know city off loaded this to Epcor to band aid), roads & alleys need repairs, that money should go to support our children (bring back community halls & programs) so that they don't become the people you wish to support with their life choices & drug issues. I personally do not wish my taxes to support them as they are still using. What ever happened to personal responsability and choices in our society that it is now the taxpayers responsability to pay for them when we are just getting by ourselves and trying to build a better life for ourselves and our children. Mr. Iveson just stated the police are "tone deaf"and should be transparent ... Well I would also say he is tone deaf, this community does not want this project, and the city using the Covid-19 shut down as a way to push through the projects are not transparent, these talks happening only during noon-2 as people try to work to earn back their losses and get the kids back to school safetly. And to say Covid-19 prevents proper in person hearings, then the projects should wait till democratic rules apply. City Council persons should be on notice for their next term bid before rubberstamping these projects.

Stacey 18 days ago