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Help us explore options for how much parking is provided with new homes and businesses.

Why We're Reviewing the Rules

Many of the zoning rules that determine the minimum number of on-site parking spaces homes and businesses must have were put in place in the 1970s. Edmonton has changed considerably since then and the rules need to be updated to make sure they make sense for Edmonton today and where we want to go in the future. Click on the dots in the infographic below to learn more.

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Public Engagement

Public events and online opportunities will allow residents, communities, businesses, and industry representatives to provide input throughout the process.

Public Engagement Activities, History and Reports

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Project Stages

The review is being undertaken in four phases and is currently in Phase 2A.

Phase 2

Phase 2
Phase 2A - Parking Trade Offs & Outcomes (Fall 2018)

When it comes to parking, there are often trade-offs between the amount of available parking, the cost of homes and businesses, and the ability to walk to destinations in your neighbourhood.

Edmontonians will have an opportunity to provide input on these trade-offs through a series of focus groups, an online survey, and pop-up events.  Feedback received will be used to help inform different options for regulating how much parking is provided with new homes and businesses.  

Phase 2B - Draft Regulation Options (Winter 2019)

The City will present different options for how to regulate how much on-site parking is provided with new homes and businesses. Edmontonians will have an opportunity to provide input on these options through an online survey. Feedback gathered will be used to inform a recommended approach to City Council.

Phase 3

Urban Planning Committee (Spring 2019)

Public feedback and data gathered about the existing supply and demand of parking in Edmonton will be used to narrow down and refine the different options for regulating how much on-site parking should be provided with new homes and businesses.  The refined options, including the City’s recommended approach, will be presented to Urban Planning Committee for feedback before proposed changes are advanced to City Council for consideration.

Feedback received from Edmontonians and stakeholders throughout the process will be summarized and attached to the Committee report. Edmontonians and stakeholders will also have an opportunity to express their opinions about the options directly with members of Committee by registering to speak at the Committee meeting.

Phase 4

City Council Decision (Summer 2019)

The proposed zoning bylaw changes for how much parking should be provided with new homes and businesses will advance to City Council Public Hearing for a decision.  

Feedback received from Edmontonians and stakeholders throughout the process will be summarized and attached to the report to City Council. Edmontonians and stakeholders will have a final opportunity to express their opinions about the proposed changes directly with members of Council by registering to speak at the Public Hearing.

If new rules are approved by Council, the changes to on-site parking for homes and businesses will happen gradually over time as properties in the city are redeveloped.

Phase 1 - Complete

Phase 1
Collecting and Analyzing Data (Winter - Summer  2018)

To ensure that any changes to the amount of on-site parking required for new homes and businesses are made using an evidence-based and data-driven approach, the City has gathered information to better understand the existing supply and demand of parking in Edmonton.

Information gathered includes: 

  • How existing on-site parking for homes and businesses in Edmonton is being used
  • How that usage aligns with current City policy and parking needs
  • Parking best practices and academic research
  • The experience and policies of other municipalities

For More Information

James Veltkamp

Title Planner, Zoning Bylaw
Telephone

780-944-0222

Email james.veltkamp@edmonton.ca

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