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Major Developments in McKernan

About development

Zoning for higher density

 

Higher-density development in McKernan could proceed under a number of different zonings:

 

RA7: Low Rise Apartment Zone – requirements include a minimum density of 45 dwellings per hectare and maximum height of 14.5 m for a flat roof. For full details see the zoning bylaw.

RA8: Medium Rise Apartment Zone requirements include a minimum density of 75 dwellings per hectare and maximum height of 23 m. For full details see the zoning bylaw.


DC2: Site Specific Development Control Provision – this gives the City direct control over a specific proposed development where any other Zone would be inappropriate or inadequate. Usually used be developers to pursue a project that does not meet the requirements of other zoning; they must submit a site plan with their bylaw application and the building must conform to the approved site plan. For full details see the zoning bylaw.

 

Area Redevelopment Plans

Development in McKernan is guided by two area plans:

Missing Middle Zoning Review


The City of Edmonton conducted a review of its zoning to allow more effective medium-scale housing, such as townhouses, walk-up apartments, or courtyard housing. The zoning bylaw was amended in August 2019 to reflect the changes explored in this review (outlined in the Missing Middle Zoning Review Summary Guide . Find out more at the Missing Middle Zoning Review.

 

McKernan Housing Development Committee


If you have any questions about a project, contact the McKernan Housing Development Committee housingdevelopments@mckernancommunity.org.


The planning process

 

Higher density developments often require rezoning and thus a planning application. This diagram outlines the general process that a planning application must follow.

Diagram from City of Edmonton

 

Note that all planning applications require immediate neighbours and the community league to be notified of the application, and at least one public meeting must be held to solicit feedback. Developers may choose to hold additional meetings.

 

More information about requested and approved planning applications (i.e. for rezoning, not development) are listed at www.edmonton.ca/mckernan. This also includes material presented at project open houses.

 

Proposed higher density developments in McKernan

Map combining ​the McKernan-Belgravia Station Area Redevelopment Plan and 109 Street Corridor Area Redevelopment Plan.

Project location: 115 St. and University Ave. (Location 1 on map)

Developer name(s): Westrich Development

Address: 11455, 11459 and 11461 University Ave.

Requested rezoning: RA8: Medium-Rise Apartment Zone

Details of development: Conforms to the McKernan-Belgravia ARP. Contiguous with RA8 development already approved (Jan. 2019) by same developer (see below). No plan yet seen for development (plan is not required for RA8 zoning). Six storeys, some ground floor commercial.

Status: Application LDA20-0008 has been made to city. www.edmonton.ca/mckernan

How the community can get involved: Submit comments to Andrew McLellan (andrew.mclellan@edmonton.ca; 780-496-2939)

This information updated: Mar. 1, 2020

Project location: 114 St. and University Ave. (Location 2 on map)

Project name: McKernan Crossing

Developer name(s): Fleming

Address: 11335, 11333, 11329, 11325, 11323 University Avenue

Requested rezoning: DC2 (Direct Control)

Details of development: An eight-storey, 150-unit building with upper level stepbacks and underground parking. This height does not conform to the Station ARP as written, which calls for maximum six-storey development on this block.

Status: Pre-application (the application has not yet been submitted to the city). Open House was held Feb. 22, 2020.

How the community can get involved: Comments will be taken once the application has been submitted.

This information updated: Mar. 1, 2020

 

Project location: 78 Ave. and 114 St.  (Location 3 on map)

Developer name(s): Pinto Properties

Address: 11416 and 11419-78 Ave

Requested rezoning: DC2 (Direct Control)

Details of development: Two separate four-storey buildings, one at 11416-78 Ave and the second across the street at 11419-78 Ave, each with 54 bachelor or one-bedroom rental units, no vehicle parking. Renovation of area at the end of the avenue into a park (space to remain public access).

Status: Application has been submitted to city but not yet officially accepted.

How the community can get involved: Submit comments to Andrew McLellan  (andrew.mclellan@edmonton.ca; 780-496-2939)

This information updated: Mar. 1, 2020

 

Project location: 109 St. and University Ave. (Location 4 on map)

Developer name(s): Beljan/Copperblock

Address: 10903, 10907, 10909, 10913, 10917 University Ave

Requested rezoning: DC2 (Direct Control)

Details of development: Six storey building with increased setback on west side. First 4 properties are already zoned to RA7 (4 storeys), meeting the 109 St. Area Redevelopment Plan, but this proposal is asking for six storeys.

Status: An open house was held Feb. 13, 2020. Developers have indicated that the proposal will be amended from what was presented at the open house before the application is submitted to the city. This application has not yet been made.

How the community can get involved: Submit comments to Croy Johnston <croy@beljandevelopment.com>

This information updated: Mar. 1, 2020

 

Approved higher density developments in McKernan

 

Project location: 115 St. and University Ave. (Location 1 on map (RA8))

Developer name(s): Westrich Development

Address: 11439, 11441 and 11459 University Ave., and 8005-115 Street

Approved rezoning: RA8: Medium-Rise Apartment Zone

Approved on: January 21, 2019

Reference: LDA18-0401

Development status: Development permit approved.

 

Project location: 114 St. and University Ave. (Location 2 on map (DC2))

Project name: McKernan Gates

Developer name(s): Fleming

Address: 11339, 11343, 11347 and 11361 University Ave., and 7915 114 St..

Approved rezoning: DC2 (Direct Control)

Approved on: July 15, 2019

Reference: LDA18-0687

Development status: Development permit approved (Job No 324259305-001). Demolition has taken place.

 

Project location: 109 St. and 77 Ave. (Location 4 on map (DC2))

Project name: The Mark on 109

Developer name(s): Revcor

Address: 11339, 11343, 11347 and 11361 University Ave., and 7915 114 St.

Approved rezoning: DC2 (Direct Control)

Approved on: August 25, 2014

Development status: Progress stopped; site is under judicial sale.

 

The information on this page is presented with a best attempt at accuracy by the McKernan Community League. In case of discrepancy with City of Edmonton information, however, the City’s information will be assumed to be correct.