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Edmonton passes new zoning bylaw
Takes effect January 1, may be amended in future
100 years of Edmonton in six seconds, by Eugene Chen:
After hearing last week from more than 100 people in favour and more than 100 opposed, yesterday Edmonton city council passed its new zoning bylaw, 11-2.
The bylaw makes it easier to build infill housing, not just adding housing at the edges of the city. In a small-scale residential zone, you’ll be able to build a detached single-family house or a variety of buildings up to three storeys without requiring a rezoning: rowhouses, townhouses, or walk-up apartments, with up to eight dwellings.
There’s been a fair number of high-profile municipal decisions lately. Edmonton’s stands out because it’s not just a decision in principle, telling city staff to come back with a recommendation: this is the final step in a process going back to 2018. The new bylaw goes into effect on January 1. Any changes (“amendments”) would happen after that.
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Edmonton passes density-boosting zoning bylaw allowing three-storey apartments and row housing citywide. Lauren Boothby, Edmonton Journal.
Edmonton’s proposed zoning bylaw passes at city council. Karen Bartko, Global News.
City councillors approve Edmonton zoning bylaw changes. Craig Ellison, CTV Edmonton.
Edmonton zoning hearing continues Monday, a delay vote defeated. Lauren Boothby, Edmonton Journal. On Friday, two councillors (Karen Principe and Jennifer Rice) attempted to delay the decision by six months, but failed.