Edmonton City Council convenes on Monday afternoon for a Public Hearing, where two major rezoning proposals in Oliver will be considered:

J123 by Streamliner Properties is a 30-story residential tower proposal for the corner of 123 Street and Jasper Avenue, designed by DIALOG, that would add approximately 305 residential units and include of 5,000 square feet of retail space on Jasper Avenue.

Rendering of J123, image via DIALOG

SkyriseEdmonton last wrote about the project in July, and since then the proposal has rapidly moved through the planning pipeline: The Edmonton Design Committee provided support for the proposed rezoning in early July, and the committee was also presented the project's detailed design for a development permit just this Tuesday (the committee's findings have not yet been made public).

Rendering of Jasper Avenue view, image via DIALOG

Two blocks north at the corner of 103 Avenue and 123 Street, Averton Homes is proposing to rezone two properties to a standard RA9 zone, which would allow for higher density residential than the sites currently allow.

Rezoning notice from the City of Edmonton

The north portion of the site is currently vacant, however the south half is currently occupied by a 1921-built house (operating as a daycare), and a three-story apartment building.

Interestingly, City Planning is not in support of this proposal, citing lack of conformity with the Oliver Area Redevelopment Plan, the Transit-Oriented Guidelines, and the Large Site Infill Guidelines. The non-support also makes mention of the lack of control over the design aesthetics in pursuing a standard zone over a Direct Control (DC2) zone.

103 Avenue and 123 Street property in May 2019, photo by Dave Sutherland

The Public Hearing convenes in Council Chambers on Monday, December 9 at 1:30pm.

SkyriseEdmonton will continue to follow the progress of these proposals as they progress. More information can be found in the Database entries linked below. What are your thoughts on these rezoning proposals? Join the conversation in our Forum or leave a comment below!