The City is starting the development of Tall Building Design Guidelines which will provide direction on the design of tall buildings in Edmonton. The first step will be to work with targeted internal and external stakeholder groups to understand existing issues.
The guidelines will address how the different components of tall buildings (the podium, the tower and the top) can be thoughtfully addressed to maximize the benefit for the public while minimizing adverse impacts on neighbours. Particular attention will be paid to the design of the podium portion of tall buildings to contribute to an active, vibrant and pedestrian-oriented streetscape and public realm.
The guidelines represent exciting work that will help move the City towards its goal of promoting increased development and density within our developed areas and creating a city which is livable, vibrant and walkable.
We will soon be commencing work with an internal working group, an external working committee and some stakeholder drop-in sessions. Draft guidelines are expected to be complete in Fall 2018.
Come walk with us! Join our free TALL TALES Jane’s Walk to explore and discuss the issues around the development of tall buildings in our downtown area.
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