The City is reviewing an application to rezone 2331 - 66 Street NW from the existing Direct Development Control Provision (DC1.18109) to a new Direct Control Zone (DC). This proposed DC zone is comparable to the current zoning, but proposes changes to the development regulations for Area ‘D’ to allow for the construction of two residential towers. Key changes include:
An increase in maximum height to 75.0 metres (approximately 22 storeys) from the current 60 metres (approximately 18 storeys);
Increases to maximum setbacks to allow for the building to be located further away from the street, the Mill Woods LRT Station, and the Mill Woods Transit Centre;
Opportunities to develop ground level uses facing west and east as residential (currently limited to commercial).
Administrative amendments to this DC are also required to align the DC with the uses, definitions and regulations of the new Edmonton Zoning Bylaw 20001.
To accommodate the rezoning, an amendment to the Mill Woods Station Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) is also proposed as the ARP requires ground floor commercial uses on the east and west of the building.
The City Plan, Edmonton’s combined Municipal Development Plan and Transportation Master Plan, was approved in December 2020. The City Plan sets City Council’s direction, and charts out how we will accommodate 1 million additional residents in Edmonton. Recognizing the essential connection between land use and transportation, The City Plan identifies key areas within the city in a Nodes and Corridors system where population, business and employment growth are to be focused. The subject site is identified as being within Mill Woods Major Node. Major Nodes are large-scale urban centers that are anchored by public institutions with excellent transit access, and support higher density development and a wide mixture of land uses. The typical massing/form is anticipated to be high-rise and mid-rise buildings.
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.