LDA23-0184: Application to rezone the lands in the Marquis Neighbourhood
Generally located south of Manning Drive, between Meridian Street and Horsehill Creek, and north of Fort Road as shown on the attached rezoning maps , and amendments the (MRC) Marquis Retail Centre Special Area Zone.
This application proposes to rezone several existing parcel’s zones,
FROM: (AG) Agricultural Zone; (AP) Public Parks Zone; (CB2) General Business Zone; (RA9) High Rise Apartment Zone; (PU) Public Utility Zone; (MMUT) Marquis Mixed Use Transition Zone; (MRC) Marquis Retail Centre Zone; (MMS) Marquis Main Street Zone; (MED) Marquis Entertainment District,
TO: (AGU) Urban Reserve Zone; (AP) Public Parks Zone; (CB2) General Business Zone; (CSC) Shopping Centre Zone; (MRC) Marquis Retail Centre Zone; (NA) Natural Area Protection Zone; (PU) Public Utility Zone; (RA7) Low Rise Apartment Zone; (RA8) Medium Rise Apartment Zone; (RF5) Row Housing Zone; (RLD) Residential Low Density Zone.
The proposed zones allow for many uses and activities. The following lists a prominent use that may be developed under each zone:
- (AGU) Urban Reserve Zone - Rural Farm
- (AP) Public Parks Zone - Public Park
- (CB2) General Business Zone - Commercial Uses
- (CSC) Shopping Centre Zone - Commercial Uses
- (MRC) Marquis Retail Centre Zone - Commercial Uses
- (NA) Natural Area Protection Zone - Natural Areas
- (PU) Public Utility Zone - Utility infrastructure/ telecommunications, etc
- (RA7) Low Rise Apartment - Apartment Housing
- (RA8) Medium Rise Apartment - Apartment Housing
- (RF5) Row Housing Zone - Row Housing
- (RLD) Residential Low Density Zone - Single and Semi Detached Housing
Note: On January 1, 2024 the new Zoning Bylaw (Charter Bylaw 20001) will come into effect. If the rezonings are approved, the proposed zones under the current Zoning Bylaw 12800 will become the following new zones under the the updated Zoning Bylaw 20001. See Zoning Equivalencies and Zoning Bylaw Renewal Webpage.
LDA22-0453: Horse Hill Area Structure Plan and Marquis Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan Amendments
Proposed Marquis Neighbourhood Structure Plan
An accompanying application under LDA22-0453 has been made to amend the Marquis Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP) to align with the proposed rezoning.
A summary of changes includes the following:
- Reducing the Town Centre Commercial area.
- Increasing the mix of residential land uses including low density, medium density, and high density residential.
- Reconfiguring a public park designation.
An amendment to the higher-level Horse Hill Area Structure Plan (ASP) is also proposed, to align with the NSP amendments.
A full set of proposed amendments to the Marquis Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan and Horse Hill Area Structure Plan are found in the Marquis Neighbourhood NSP Amendment Report and Horse Hill ASP Amendment Report respectively.
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.