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Approved Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan establishing a development framework for 127 hectares of land.

City Council Update

The proposed Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan for Heritage Valley Neighbourhood 14 received first and second reading at the May 12, 2020 City Council Public Hearing (see items 3.19, 3.20, and 3.21).  

Prior to returning to City Council for third and final reading, the neighbourhood plan was required to go to the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board (EMRB) for approval (see REF 2020-005). The EMRB recommended approval of the plan on June 15, 2020, subject to a 28-day appeal period ending on July 13, 2020. As no appeals were submitted, final approval from the EMRB was received on July 14, 2020.

The neighbourhood plan received final approval at the August 17, 2020 City Council meeting.

Plan Overview

The City of Edmonton has approved a plan for a new neighbourhood area structure plan, currently referred to as Heritage Valley Neighbourhood 14. This neighbourhood is located in southwest Edmonton, east of Heritage Valley Trail SW and south of Ellerslie Road.

Neighbourhood Area Structure Plans (NASPs) describe the general pattern of development for new neighbourhoods. The policies of the NASP guide the next stages of development, including zoning, subdivision, infrastructure design and construction.  

The approved Heritage Valley Neighbourhood 14 NASP outlines:

  • Type and location of residential, commercial and other land uses
  • The general location of the proposed Provincial hospital
  • A conceptual alignment of the future LRT extension and station
  • Estimated population densities
  • The location of major roads and utilities (water, storm and sanitary sewers)
  • Future open spaces including parks, school sites, and natural areas

The Heritage Valley NASP 14 Development Concept Map outlines the general layout of proposed land uses for the plan area. A planning application has been received to rezone part of the plan area to allow for the development of a future hospital site.

The Heritage Valley NASP 14 Detailed Figures includes information about servicing.

The Heritage Valley NASP 14 Neighbourhood Statistics includes land uses and planned population for the area.

Project Background

Visit the project background page for information on the development of the NASP and public engagement activities.

Public Engagement Session

Edmontonians were invited to a drop-in public engagement session on January 30, 2020 about this proposed Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan. This was an opportunity for people to learn more about the proposal and share their views with the City and applicant. Feedback will be summarized in a report to City Council for a decision on the proposed application.

Session Materials

Display Boards

What We Heard Report

Plan Details

Key Features of the Plan

  • Preservation of a 5.63 ha natural area (tree stand)
  • A new Hospital and Health Campus site (major employment area)
  • A neighbourhood level park and future school site
  • Continuation of walkways connecting to the MacEwan, Rutherford, and Paisley neighbourhoods
  • Accommodation for a future population of approximately 3,900 people
  • A mix of residential land uses
  • Opportunity for neighbourhood commercial uses
  • Transit-Oriented development, including the opportunity for high-density residential adjacent to an LRT stop that provides employment, retail, and housing opportunities

The NASP Preparation, Review and Adoption Process

Reviewing and adopting a new Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan can take many months. This application will go through the following steps:

  • Pre-submission — completed
  • Submission and initial review — completed 
  • Circulation to all review agencies — in progress
  • Public Engagement Session(s) to share information and gather public input — January 30, 2020 
  • Revisions to the NASP as necessary — ongoing
  • Presentation at Council Public Hearing — Tuesday May 12, 2020

The Process Chart identifies key steps in the application process. 

Information Reviewed by the City as part of the NASP Application:

  • Draft Neighbourhood Area Structure Plan Document
  • Range of technical reports, including studies reviewing transportation, drainage, geotechnical and environmental considerations, and community facility needs

Refer to the table of stakeholders and table of technical reports for more information about who is involved in preparing and reviewing the NASP and what technical reports are reviewed.

Project Timeline


Draft Neighbourhood Plan

Applicant-led process (City and Province of Alberta)

Early 2019

Initial Neighbourhood Plan Review

City-led process

Late 2019

Final Neighbourhood Plan Review

City-led process


Decision on Neighbourhood Plan

City Council Public Hearing

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