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New: Public Hearing - Public Input Opportunity on Proposed Housing Diversity Amendments

Review - Agenda Report - Proposed Bylaw Amendments to Residential Districts (8.5 MB/389 pages)

Participate: 

  • Provide a Written Submission - Written comments can be submitted to the Legislative Officer, City of St. Albert, 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, Alberta, T8N 3Z9 or email hearings@stalbert.ca by January 30, 2018 at noon. Submissions must be received prior to the deadline to be included.
  • Speak to City Council – Register by February 5, 2018 at noon by calling Legislative Services at 780-459-1500. You can also respond at the Public Hearing when the Chair of the Hearing asks if any person present would like to speak to the proposed bylaw. 

Land Use Bylaw Review – Residential Districts

The City has undertaken a comprehensive review of Residential Districts in the Land Use Bylaw (LUB) to examine ways to enhance housing diversity, and to support energy efficiency and green design opportunities in St. Albert.

Scattered amendments to the Land Use Bylaw have been enacted since the last full review in 2005; however, evolving development trends in housing require more extensive amendments to the City’s development regulations. Council approved funds for this review in the 2015 Business Plan.

Public Consultation

Thank you to all residents, developers and stakeholders who participated in the open houses on April 19 and 20, 2017. If you were unable to attend the open houses, click on the display boards for further information.

  • Click on links for Display Boards:              ⇒What is a LUB?  
    ⇒R1                                 ⇒R3A                         ⇒RXL
    ⇒R2                                 ⇒R4                           ⇒DR                  
    ⇒R3                                 ⇒RX                           ⇒GeneralRegulations                                  
  • You can also learn about and discuss the proposed amendments to specific districts that were presented at the Open House.
Part 1 - General Part 8 - Residential Land Use Districts
Part 8 - R1 District Part 8 - R2 District
New - RX District New - RXL District
Part 8 - R3 District Part 8 - R3A District
Part 8 - R4 District Part 8 - DR District

Information gathered at the open houses was used to refine proposed amendments prior to Council's consideration at the Public Hearing on February 5, 2018.

What is Housing Diversity? 

Housing diversity refers to the supply of a variety of housing types and tenures to support residents living all parts of their lives in St. Albert. Proposed amendments are intended to assist with the development of a variety of dwelling forms that would be suitable for singles, couples, families, persons with disabilities, and seniors as their income and family situations change over time.

How will the proposed changes affect me? 

The Land Use Bylaw regulates what type of development can be built in each neighbourhood, based on the District the land falls within. Regulatory changes will have a greater impact in areas of the city that are in the process of being developed, and infill or redevelopment in existing neighbourhoods. 

The City's land use regulations are required to align with regional density targets established by the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board. 

What has occurred so far? 

The City retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to examine best practices in other communities; to consult with the development industry, residents and other stakeholders; and to provide recommended changes to the City's regulations in alignment with new housing trends and regional land use requirements. 

Public participation opportunities have occurred with a variety of stakeholders from December 2015 to December 2017. Information gathered from these opportunities, including the public open house in April 2017, has been included to refine the proposed amendments. 

For a summary of previous events refer to: 

Review of Residential Districts Fact Sheet (February 2017)

Review of Residential Districts Fact Sheet (April 2016)

Visit St. Albert Housing Review 


For More Information:

Lory Scott
Affordable Housing Liaison
City of St. Albert
Phone: 780-459-1615
Email: lscott@stalbert.ca

Jean Ehlers
Manager of Development Branch
City of St. Albert
Phone: 780-459-1637
Email: jehlers@stalbert.ca

Last edited: November 9, 2018

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