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the way we GROw

implementation plan
edmontons municipal development plan
september 2012 draft

The Way We Grow

executive summary
By the year 2040, Edmonton will be home to more than one million people. To accommodate our growth and to aid Edmontons evolution as a sustainable, healthy and compact city, the Municipal Development Plan adopted a holistic city building approach to managing growth and development. Success will give Edmonton a greater range of housing, living and work place choice, greater financial sustainability, a resilient food and agriculture system, an ecological system throughout the city and a fully functioning integrated transit and land use system.
The Way We Grows physical growth strategy acknowledges the role that edmonton plays as the urban centre of the edmonton capital region. it addresses the challenge of accommodating growth in a manner that supports the goal of financial sustainability, while preserving and sustaining edmontons environment. the mdp provides a city building framework that acknowledges the citys long term costs for infrastructure and operations that arise from land use decisions and it optimizes our current and future public investments. to support a more compact and urban form, the plan strengthens the downtown as the centre of art, culture, entertainment, employment and transit for the city and region. the plan encourages the development of vibrant transit oriented development nodes and corridors and over time will offer a wider range of housing and working choices associated with availability of transit. the plan accommodates the continuing provision of single family housing, but supports development of a wide range of housing types to accommodate the changing needs of edmontonians.

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The Way We Grow

through The Way We Grow, edmonton is changing its direction, striving to grow in a financially, environmentally and socially sustainable way within an evolving regional context. ultimately, this translates to our city becoming more compact, transitoriented, livable, and healthy and acting as a better steward of the environment. The Way We Grow was approved by edmonton city council in may 2010. this approval gave city administration the ability to proceed with implementing the goals and direction within the municipal development plan. The Way We Grow Implementation Plan categorizes the initiatives and projects that are contained within The Way We Grow. this document lays out the plan of action to see the collection of policies contained within the mdp come to life and be realized in the landscape of the edmonton of tomorrow. the implementation plan includes discussion on: Planning accomplishments from 2000-2010 and since the mdp was approved in 2010 Outcomes, performance measures and targets Ongoing work Implementing The Way We Grow through other planning documents Large scale transformative actions Initiatives to achieve The Way We Grow goals

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The Way We Grow

table of contents
Executive Summary .......................................................................................................................................3 Strategic + Directional Planning ...............................................................................................................8 implementation plans........................................................................................................................... 10 Introduction.................................................................................................................................................... 12 What is The Way We Grow? ................................................................................................................ 14 ten years of planning accomplishments ....................................................................................... 16 developing initiatives since mdp approval in 2010 ................................................................. 18 outcomes, performance measures and targets ........................................................................ 20 alignment with corporate outcomes..............................................................................................22 What We do .............................................................................................................................................. 24 implementing The Way We Grow ..................................................................................................... 30 Large-Scale Transformative Initiatives .............................................................................................34 the arena and entertainment district .......................................................................................... 35 capital city downtown plan .............................................................................................................. 36 the Quarters downtown ..................................................................................................................... 37 city centre redevelopment project ..............................................................................................38 West rossdale urban design plan................................................................................................... 39 river crossing initiative ......................................................................................................................40 transit oriented development (tod) implementation ........................................................... 41 edmonton energy & technology park (eetp) ............................................................................. 42

The Way We Grow


GOaL ONe:

SuSTaInabLE urban Form ................................................................................................................44 current city initiatives that advance this goal ..........................................................................46 planned initiatives that will help achieve this goal ...................................................................48
GOaL twO:

InTEgraTED LanD uSE anD TranSPorTaTIon....................................................................... 54 current city initiatives that advance this goal .......................................................................... 56 planned initiatives that will help achieve this goal ................................................................... 58

GOaL thRee:

ComPLETE, HEaLTHy anD LIvabLE CommunITIES ................................................................ 60 current city initiatives that advance this goal .......................................................................... 62 planned initiatives that will help achieve this goal ................................................................... 65
GOaL FOUR:

urban DESIgn ............................................................................................................................................68 current city initiatives that advance this goal .......................................................................... 70 planned initiatives that will help achieve this goal ................................................................... 72
GOaL FIVe:

SuPPorTIng ProSPErITy ................................................................................................................... 76 current city initiatives that advance this goal .......................................................................... 78 planned initiatives that will help achieve this goal ................................................................... 81
GOaL SIX:

naTuraL EnvIronmEnT.......................................................................................................................84 current city initiatives that advance this goal ..........................................................................86 planned initiatives that will help achieve this goal ...................................................................88
GOaL SeVeN:

WorkIng WITHIn our rEgIon ........................................................................................................... 92 current city initiatives that advance this goal ..........................................................................94 planned initiatives that will help achieve this goal ................................................................... 97
GOaL eIGht:

managIng LanD anD rESourCES .................................................................................................98 current city initiatives that advance this goal ....................................................................... 100 planned initiatives that will help achieve this goal .................................................................102
GOaL NINe:

FooD anD urban agrICuLTurE ................................................................................................... 104 current city initiatives that advance this goal ....................................................................... 106 planned initiatives that will help achieve this goal ................................................................ 109 next Steps ....................................................................................................................................................110 The Way We Grow: advancing the Citys vision .............................................................................112
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Summary oF InITIaTIvES ..................................................................................................................114

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The Way We Grow

strategic + Directional Planning


The Way Ahead - the citys strategic plan - was established by city council in 2008 and updated in 2011. the plan contains: the 30-year City vision six 10-year Strategic Goals: Transform Edmontons Urban Form; Shift Edmontons Transportation Mode; Improve Edmontons Livability; Preserve and Sustain Edmontons Environment; Ensure Edmontons Financial Sustainability; and Diversify Edmontons Economy corporate outcomes, corporate performance measures, and three-year and 10-year performance targets for each strategic goal directional plans, referred to as the Ways plans, guide the citys work to both achieve the 10-year Strategic Goals and to deliver existing services to citizens. Each of these plans addresses one of the six Strategic Goals. Directional plans are highly interdependent and reflect goals and objectives that impact, support and drive each other. the six directional plans are as follows: The Way We Grow: municipal development plan The Way We Move: transportation master plan The Way We Live: edmontons people plan The Way We Green: edmontons environmental strategic plan The Way We Finance: edmontons financial sustainability plan The Way We Prosper: economic development plan

City Vision

edmontons Strategic plan

THE Way AHEAD

10-year Strategic Goals

Corporate directional plans

transform edmontons Urban Form Shift edmontons transportation Mode Improve edmontons Livability preserve & Sustain edmontons environment ensure edmontons Financial Sustainability diversify edmontons economy

THE Way WE GROW

THE Way WE MOVE

THE Way WE LIVE

THE Way WE GREEN

THE Way WE FINANCE

THE Way WE PROSPER

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implementation plans
initiatives necessary to implement each of the Ways plans are summarized in a corresponding Ways implementation plan. With the complexity of urban environments, many of these initiatives are highly interdependent and impact and depend on each other for successful implementation and completion. Whats common between implementation plans implementation plans outline corporate and departmental actions to be undertaken over a 10-year period to achieve the Ways plans. each plan: aligns to the corporate outcomes, performance measures and targets identified in The Way Ahead categorizes initiatives into one of five groupings: - WhAT WE DID - projects completed from 2009-2011 - WhAT WE ArE CUrrEnTLy DoInG - these are activities that were funded prior to 2012 and we will keep doing them unless otherwise directed - WhAT WE WILL Do - initiatives to be started in 2012-2014 as they were approved as part of the capital or operating budget or can be done with existing resources - WhAT WE CoULD Do - important priorities that advance the goals and are achievable in the 10 years based on todays funding sources - WhAT WE ASPIrE To Do - important priorities that may not be possible in the next four to 10 years and beyond as funding may not be in place identify capital and operating funding needs and resource impacts on other departments Whats unique between implementation plans the implementation plans are unique and different due to the nature of the work to achieve the relevant strategic goal. the plans are organized and designed to respond to those differences. plans vary in the following ways: type of plan - range from policy-oriented plans to infrastructure-based plans type of initiatives - some plans focus on initiatives around strategy and guideline development while others focus on specific projects internal vs. external collaboration - plans range in their need for external collaboration to implement their initiatives cross-departmental participation - initiatives in some plans are lead and controlled primarily by one department while other plans rely extensively on others for successful implementation, resourcing and completion of initiatives type of resourcing - resourcing requirements to implement initiatives varies between plans; some are more capital resource intensive, while others are more operating intensive, relying on existing resources to complete initiatives structure of plan - initiatives are aligned to one goal and/or objective or to many goals and objectives

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Summary of uniqueness between implementation plans


type OF INItIatIVeS CROSSdepaRtMeNtaL paRtICIpatION pLaN StRUCtURe

type OF pLaN

COLLabORatION

ReSOURCING

THE Way WE GROW

policy

strategy/ policy & guidelines strategy/ guidelines & projects strategy/ guidelines & projects

internal & external

crossdepartmental

operating

initiative to goal

THE Way WE MOVE

infrastructure & policy

internal & external

crossdepartmental

capital & operating

initiative to many goals

THE Way WE LIVE

infrastructure & policy

internal & external

crossdepartmental

capital & operating

initiative to goal

THE Way WE GREEN

policy

strategy/ guideline

internal & external

crossdepartmental

capital & operating

initiative to objective to goal may have initiatives; a financial modeling tool action plans to initiatives to goals

THE Way WE FINANCE

policy & financial modeling tool

strategy/ policy

mostly internal

crossdepartmental

operating

THE Way WE PROSPER

policy

strategy/ policy

internal & external

crossdepartmental

operating

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The Way We Grow

introDuction
in may 2010, the municipal development plan, The Way We Grow was approved by city council. this statutory plan includes over 340 policies with the purpose of guiding edmontons growth and development for the next 10 years. the plan provides strategic policy direction for urban form, growth and development based on a 30 year land development concept map. as edmontons primary planning document, The Way We Grow will implement The Way Ahead: City of Edmonton Strategic Plan 2009-2018 and provide direction to the development and implementation of more specific, detailed plans by city departments over a 10 year planning horizon. it was prepared concurrently with The Way We Move, edmontons transportation master plan, in recognition that our citys land use and transportation systems are inherently linked. The Strategic Goals of both documents are mutually supportive and they in turn support numerous corporate Strategic Goals as outlined in Edmontons long term vision, The Way Ahead. The Strategic Goals of the two plans are listed below.

The Way We Grow Strategic Goals


Sustainable Urban Form Integrated Land Use and transportation Complete, Healthy and Livable communities Urban Design Supporting Prosperity Natural Environment Working within Our Region Managing Land and Resources Food and Urban Agriculture

The Way We Move Strategic Goals


Transportation and Land Use integration Access and Mobility Transportation Mode Shift Sustainability Health and Safety Well-Maintained Infrastructure Economic Vitality

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the approval of the municipal development plan gave city administration the ability to proceed with implementing the goals and direction within the municipal development plan. The Way We Grow implementation plan categorizes the initiatives and projects that are contained within The Way We Grow. this document lays out the plan of action to see the collection of policies contained within the mdp come to life, to be realized in the landscape of the edmonton of tomorrow. although the municipal development plan, The Way We Grow, is a statutory plan, it should be noted that this implementation plan is not a statutory document but rather a plan for the future transformation of edmontons urban form.

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The Way We Grow

What is The Way We Grow?


The Way We Grow is the city of edmontons municipal development plan (mdp), designed to guide edmontons growth and development for the next 10 years. the plan provides strategic policy direction for urban form, growth and development based on a 30 year land development concept map. the municipal development plan contains a regional component which addresses edmontons regional relationships and an intermunicipal planning component which addresses the coordination of future land use, growth patterns and transportation systems with edmontons neighbouring municipalities. as edmontons primary planning document, The Way We Grow will implement The Way Ahead: City of Edmonton Strategic Plan 2009-2018 and provide direction to the development and implementation of more specific, detailed plans by city departments over a 10 year planning horizon. the integration of this municipal development plan, The Way We Grow, with the transportation master plan, The Way We Move, is a key step towards achieving the holistic approach to strategic decision-making that edmontonians demanded. in tandem, over a ten-year planning period, these two plans will promote population growth in the central areas of the city in order to encourage a denser urban form based around lrt stations and transit centres. emphasizing the role of urban design, recognizing the financial impact of land use and transportation decisions on city infrastructure costs, offering citizens a broader and more efficient range of transportation options and promoting the integration of ecological networks in our approach to land use decision-making are all cornerstones of the integrated approach proposed by these plans.

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GOALS FOR THE WAY WE GROW: edmontons municipal development plan

the way we GROw GOaLS

Sustainable urban Form

GOaL 1

Integrated Land use and Transportation

GOaL 2

Complete, Healthy and Livable Communities the way ahead GOaL urban Design
GOaL 4

GOaL 3

transform edmontons urban form

Supporting Prosperity

GOaL 5

natural Environment

GOaL 6

Working within our region

GOaL 7

managing Land and resources

GOaL 8

Food and urban agriculture

GOaL 9

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ten years of planning accomplishments


the period between 2000 and 2010 was one of rapid growth and change for the corporation, the economy, our population, and prevailing views about the impacts of our lives on the long term health of our planet and society. as a city, we are carefully looking at how the decisions we make today will influence the community of tomorrow, placing key emphasis and effort on building a leading city. We are striving to grow in a much more financially, environmentally and socially responsible and sustainable way and have made achievements during this decade. Significant Accomplishments Through the Cornerstones program, the City has become a leader in affordable housing provision. The City has established shared expectations for the location, built-form and design of all types of new residential development in edmontons older neighbourhoods. The re-zoning process for large parcels of land within the city has been redefined. A process has been developed to ensure an adequate supply of industrial land exists to increase the citys prosperity through the growth of new and existing businesses. this has resulted in the development of four industrial plans, several major infrastructure updates and improvements, the streamlining of processes to improve efficiency, and the creation of an industrial servicing fund. Planning Academy has helped more than 2000 citizens better understand how the citys planning and development processes work. A grant program was created to increase the curb appeal of businesses along edmontons pedestrian main streets. The City increased efforts to preserve and manage local historical resources that are representative of our past and continue to enhance our urban environment. The City received the Heritage Canada Foundations prestigious national Prince of Wales Prize for commitment to Municipal Heritage Leadership. Top of bank guidelines developed to preserve and provide public access to River valley and ravine system were approved. Work is underway to lay the groundwork for revitalizing The Quarters Downtown through the attraction of $200 million in new private sector construction. Infrastructure improvement work started on drainage and roadway systems, laying the groundwork for $200 million in new private sector construction in the Quarters downtown. The Quarters Urban Design Plan won an Edmonton Urban Design Award of Merit in 2009. There are ongoing efforts and support to revitalize the McCauley area of the city. Policy has been developed to protect and restore natural areas through the planning and development process. A roadmap has been developed for the protection of natural systems and a guidepost for the engagement of the community in conservation activities.

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There is ongoing work through the River Valley Alliance to bring together regional partners to promote, coordinate and facilitate the protection, preservation and enhancement of the river valley. The City has established itself as world-leader in waste management, diverting 60 per cent of household waste through recycling and composting (up to 90 per cent when the waste-to-biofuels facility opens). A plan has been developed to strategically guide the acquisition, development, maintenance, preservation and use of parkland. it provides strategic direction for all river valley and ravine parkland as well as all school and park sites outside the river valley. The City helped fund the creation of the Edmonton and Area Land Trust, a non-profit conservation organization dedicated to conserving the natural heritage of the region through private stewardship. Master Naturalist Program was introduced to teach citizens more about nature and naturalization in our city and how they can help steward edmontons natural areas. The City has secured 69 natural areas on Edmontons tablelands so that almost three-quarters of edmontonians live within a 20-minute walk of a protected natural area. The City improved efforts to identify natural features or habitats in new neighbourhood plans that should be preserved. The Avenue Initiative Revitalization is a partnership initiative between the City and the community to make 118 avenue and surrounding communities a safe, attractive and vibrant place to live, work, and play. Since the Sanitary Servicing Strategy program started in 1999, a total of about 31 km of tunnels and sewers had been constructed which supported close to 45,000 single family lots in addition to other multi-family residential, commercial and industrial developments.

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developing initiatives since mdp approval in 2010


councils approval of the The Way We Grow provided direction on the growth and development of edmontons urban form, as well as an evolution over time into a more compact, transit oriented, and sustainable city. the following initiatives outlines some key accomplishments since the plan was approved in 2010: Approval of the Capital City Downtown Plan setting out a bold vision for Edmontons downtown, one that is sustainable, vibrant, well-designed and accessible with a series of catalyst projects to revitalize the citys core. Work has begun to develop new neighbourhood design guidelines that will inform the physical structure and layout of new suburban neighbourhoods (developing communities) in our city, encouraging innovation and creativity to benefit future residents. Work is underway to develop an approach to manage the anticipated growth in the city over the next 30 years, addressing environmental, social and economic challenges. Approval of the Edmonton Energy and Technology Park, a new eco-industrial area for edmonton. Development of a plan to redevelop the City Centre Airport into a world-class, sustainable community in the heart of edmonton. Advancement of a integrated approach that recognizes the significance of urban wetlands as vibrant places that are home to many plant and wildlife species while providing flood control and stormwater and groundwater treatment. Developing a comprehensive, city-wide strategy around food policy, food systems and urban agriculture. City Council approved Transit Oriented Development Guidelines in 2012 and work on associated implementation is underway. Increased access to LRT services with the extension to Century Park and most recently construction of extension north to nait. The City won a national award in 2012 for the Citys made-in-Edmonton solutions to extending the life of critical infrastructure assets and paving the way for sustainable funding strategies such as the neighbourhood renewal program. The McCauley Urban Design Vision is intended to improve the liveability of the neighbourhood by making it a more desirable area for business and residential development. attracting more people to live in our mature neighborhoods is in line with our strategic vision.

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The Way We Grow

outcomes, performance measures and targets


edmonton has increased its density and optimized existing infrastructure while maintaining and revitalizing strong, vibrant neighbourhoods; ensuring high standards of urban design; adopting best practices; and preserving natural areas and public spaces. in setting the goal to transform edmontons urban form, the city recognizes the realities of the changing economics of urban service delivery. a more balanced use of dwelling densities, mixed-use, and place making which recognizes the strategic importance of building neighbourhoods differently is envisioned. this goal implies edmontons role should be shifting to more of an urban centre within a thriving region and a prioritization of the placement of natural and public spaces. corporate outcomes, measures and targets were developed and approved by council to advance The Way Ahead and the Ways plans.

10-yeaR GOaL

CORpORate OUtCOMe
1.1 aTTraCTIvE anD ComPaCT PHySICaL DESIgn WITH DIvErSE nEIgHbourHooDS, amEnITIES anD PubLIC oPEn SPaCES

CORpORate MeaSUReS
et residential density N dwelling units per net hectare of residential land ount of new inclusive C housing units created annually and available for occupancy of Edmonton % communities within (distance/time) of a park, library, major transit centre, commercial centre, and/or recreational facility * of citizens that agree % edmonton is a welldesigned, attractive city ity area by all land use C zones istribution of dwelling unit D types by built form

depaRtMeNt OUtCOMeS
lanned and actual residential P densities exceed the regional growth target minimums in suburban areas while intensification in mature areas and downtown increases residential density o-ordinated growth of new C residential neighbourhoods and reinvestment in existing neighbourhoods to meet targets ity partners with public and C private agencies to increase the supply of affordable housing lanning approvals support P complete communities that are diverse, compact and sustainable lanning, development and P building decisions reflect corporate policies, goals and provincial legislation in contributing to good urban design and architecture

transform edmontons urban form

* changes to measure may be implemented based on additional study

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10-yeaR GOaL

CORpORate OUtCOMe
1.2 EDmonTon HaS SuSTaInabLE InFraSTruCTurE THaT FoSTErS anD SuPPorTS CIvIC anD CommunITy nEEDS

CORpORate MeaSUReS
of infrastructure in poor/ % very poor physical condition in existing neighbourhoods Infrastructure density % of new net infill units ount of dwelling units C within 400 metres of existing lrt stations and transit centres ommercial and institutional C floor area within 400 metres of existing lrt stations and transit centres ount of neighbourhoods C under active development mount of outstanding civic/ A community infrastructure required to support newly developing areas

depaRtMeNt OUtCOMeS
olicy and plans facilitate P greater infill development and population growth in mature areas downtown and adjacent to lrt stations and transit centres ew residential units within easy N walking distance of lrt resulting from plans and actions involving transit oriented development lans, policies and projects P foster development of commercial, institutional and industrial space within an easy walking distance of lrt stations and transit centres fficient suburban residential E development accommodates housing market requirements

transform edmontons urban form

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The Way We Grow

alignment with corporate outcomes


the six goals of The Way We Grow: Edmontons Municipal Development Plan supports the two corporate outcomes on urban form. The Way We Grow Implementation Plan the way ahead GOaL transform edmontons urban form twwG GOaLS

CORpORate OUtCOMe 1.1 attractive and compact physical design with diverse neighbourhoods amenities and public open spaces

Sustainable urban Form

GOaL 1

Integrated Land use and Transportation


GOaL 3

GOaL 2

Complete, Healthy and Livable Communities

urban Design

GOaL 4

CORpORate OUtCOMe 1.2 Edmonton has sustainable infrastructure that fosters and supports civic community needs

Supporting Prosperity

GOaL 5

natural Environment

GOaL 6

Working within our region


GOaL 8

GOaL 7

managing Land and resources


GOaL 9

Food and urban agriculture

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has been developed to align with corporate outcomes. the development of The Way We Grow Implementation Plan incorporated the corporate priorities and initiatives, and are included under planned initiatives. the performance measures for the corporate outcomes are integrated as part of the TWWG Implementation Plan. CORpORate MeaSUReS
CORpORate OUtCOMe 1.1
net residential density dwelling units per net hectare of residential land 1 measurable increase from the 2009 base line measure of 27 dwelling units per net residential hectare 3 under development under development 50% 3 2 5 3 6 under development under development continued measurable increase in the direction of capital region Growth Plan density targets under development under development 60% under development under development

aLIGNS wIth GOaL

3-yeaR taRGetS

10-yeaR taRGetS

count of new inclusive housing units created annually and available for occupancy % of Edmonton communities within (distance/time) of a park, library, major transit centre, commercial centre, and/ or recreational facility % of citizens that agree Edmonton is a well-designed, attractive city city area by all land use zones distribution of dwelling unit types by built form 1

1 3 4 2 1

CORpORate OUtCOMe 1.2


% of infrastructure in poor/very poor physical condition in existing neighbourhoods 1 < 20% of neighbourhood infrastructure in poor or very poor condition < 5% of neighbourhood infrastructure in very poor condition 2 a decrease in infrastructure density over the previous threeyear period 20% of new units under development under development the same as or less than the 3 prior three-year running average no increase over the previous three-year period < 10% of neighbourhood infrastructure in poor or very poor condition < 5% of neighbourhood infrastructure in very poor condition a decrease in infrastructure density over the previous 10year period 25% of new units under development under development Within the range of 30 to 35 neighbourhoods under active development decrease over the previous three-year period

infrastructure density

% of new net infill units count of dwelling units within 400 metres of an existing lrt stations and transit centres commercial and institutional floor area within 400 metres of existing lrt stations and transit centres count of neighbourhoods under active development

1 2 2 1

amount of outstanding civic/community revitalization infrastructure required to support newly developing areas

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The Way We Grow

What we do - sustainable development


sustainable development is a forward-looking organization that plans, promotes and advocates change to move edmonton closer to the city that citizens envision. the department meets the sustainable development needs of today, tomorrow and thirty years from now. edmontons rapid urban growth, expanding economic opportunities and commitment to meeting the challenge of sustainable development in coordination with our regional partners, will, if planned well, place edmonton as a tier one city for a long time. sustainable developments operations are based on a commitment to: meeting legislated and legal obligations; providing responsive and responsible services to customers; and, supporting the ability of staff to advocate, promote and provide services that contribute to a superior quality of life for the citizens of edmonton; Creating and driving the implementation of The Way We Grow, The Way We Green and The Way We Prosper; Planning, resourcing and executing to meet the corporate goals related to The Way Ahead.

The Office of the General Manager is responsible for providing strategic direction to the project and business liaison office and to the four operating branches. this office also manages transformational projects and acts as a bridge between elected officials, the city manager and the corporate leadership team, and staff members within the department.

OFFICE OF THE GENERAL MANAGER

the project and business liaison office coordinates special land-use projects of community-wide significance, facilitates strategic alignment with outside partners and conducts business planning functions for the department. the major areas of responsibility of the project and business liaison office include: Departmental Operational/Capital Budget Coordination Strategic Industrial Development Program Departmental Projects Budget Management and Coordination Departmental Business Planning and Performance Management (measures and metrics) Service Level Agreements and Contract Management Major Projects and Initiatives including Directing Policy Research, Analysis and development Representation on Corporate Governance Committees (311, Stewardship committee) Acting as the Departments liaison with the Edmonton Economic Development corporation (eedc )

project and business liaison office

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URBAN PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENT BRANCH

Mandate: The Urban Planning and Environment Branch works to shape the appearance and function of the City in the short to long term by promoting best practice land use and environmental planning and urban design. The Branch applies this approach in the Edmonton region through the Capital region Board, in mature and suburban areas, and in residential, commercial and industrial areas. By engaging in this work the branch can establish a more compact, sustainable and livable city, comprised of complete, strong and vibrant neighbourhoods. the urban planning and environment branch delivers land use policy, plans, guidelines and programs to support councils goals. While the work of the branch addresses all seven city goals, it is the department lead on transform edmontons urban form and preserve and sustain edmontons environment. the branch develops and maintains corporate land use and environmental policy, area plans, city-wide and area specific guidelines and programs, undertakes urban design projects and reviews, evaluates and develops plans for parkland and is responsible for the integration of biodiversity throughout the city. policy Strategic Planning & Municipal Development Plan Implementation Regional and inter-municipal land use planning Forecasting, growth coordination, and land use decision support Industrial Land Strategy & Environmental Planning planning Initiatives Mature Neighbourhood Planning Community Planning Strategies Transit Oriented Development Planning Planning Academy Support Urban design Urban Design Studies, Plans, and Guidelines City Wide Urban Design Projects, Development and Implementation Heritage Conservation Program Geospatial Initiatives parks planning Developer Services Land Planning River Valley Alliance

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Office of biodiversity Urban Ecology Parkland Policy Edmonton and Area Land Trust Office of environment Community and Employee Engagement Corporate Environment Management Strategic projects River Valley Project Implementation Rossdale/River Crossing Office of the branch Manager Administration and Support Professional and technical support to Branch Leadership Team Coordination of work flows Strategic operations related to business operations, budget, business intelligence and planning

CURRENT PLANNING BRANCH

Mandate: Current Planning meets the challenge of planning for Edmontons tomorrow. The branch is responsible for ensuring the efficient use of land in order to create a safe, healthy, attractive, vibrant and sustainable community. the current planning branch meets the challenge of facilitating the corporate vision for edmontons tomorrow. the branch helps navigate through complex regulations to achieve fair and positive outcomes that satisfy the needs of clients and the citys overall vision for a quality urban environment. branch staff provide expert guidance and advice on the development, inspection and licencing application and approval processes, making the experience simple and transparent for all clients. the result is, current planning contributes to edmontons quality of life through the development of safe, vibrant and immediate economy-inspired development needs with the need for stable, multi-year planning and consistent customer service. the mission is to advance edmontons social and economic growth through the coordination of planning, development and building application approvals. branch Strategy & Operations Branch oversight and leadership Business model implementation Business system development and service enhancement Branch training program development - performance measure and reporting

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development Coordination Negotiate and administer servicing agreements Engineering drawing review Supplementary agreements Development charges and levies Land development applications Process LDAs, Including Area and Neighbourhood Structure Plans, plan amendments, rezonings, road closure, and subdivisions Maintaining review and amend the zoning bylaw Administer Edmonton Design Committee, Subdivision Authority and Naming committee Residential and Commercial permits Development permits Building permits Plumbing and gas permits Heating and ventilation permits Electrical permits Licencing Coordinate the timely review and approval of business, personal and vehicle-for-hire licence applications Licencing Bylaw maintenance and compliance Compliance Monitor and implement compliance for development, business licences and safety codes Current planning Service Centre Assist customers to obtain licences, permits and pay municipal fees Process permits, file searches, licences and parking passes Provide 311 support Manage library and records management

HOUSING AND ECONOMIC SUSTAINABILITY BRANCH

Mandate: The housing and Economic Sustainability Branch is a strong advocate for the development of safe and affordable housing, and for diverse, complete communities, for Edmontonians both today and tomorrow. The Branch also advances economic development strategies and urban renewal initiatives to support Councils vision for a vibrant and inclusive city that attracts investment, ensuring ongoing sustainability and success. the branch addresses the need for affordable housing through advocacy, housing policy and planning and implementing the citys cornerstones program. the branch advances the citys economic sustainability and prosperity through developing The Way We Prosper,

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The Way We Grow

inciting industrial land development and entrepreneurship and supporting business revitalization zones and local businesses. the branch also works with communities to implement council approved community revitalization levies to encourage investment in and the transformation of key edmonton neighbourhoods such as downtown and the Quarters. branch staff also facilitates the rehabilitation of existing housing stock and ensures edmontons secondary suites, derelict buildings and rooming houses meet minimum health and safety standards. lastly, the branch operates the landlord and tenant advisory board to provide public education, information and advice about landlord and tenant rights. housing policy Cornerstones Affordable Housing program Mixed use, mixed tenure pilot housing developments (e.g. seniors and school sites) Secondary suites program Rehabilitation of Edmontons existing housing stock Safe Housing Derelict Housing Housing policy and program development Develop leading practices and benchmarking Support neighbourhood, community and regional housing planning initiatives Landlord and Tenant Advisory services homeless Commission Oversee the implementation of Edmontons 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness home ed Support the Management of HomeEd Urban Renewal Capital City Downtown Plan Real Estate Development The Quarters Downtown Community Revitalization Levy Boyle Renaissance Responsible Hospitality Edmonton (including the Public Safety Compliance Team and street as a venue) economic Sustainability The Way We Prosper plan preparation and implementation Economic strategies to achieve Council directed outcomes Manage the staged implementation of Edmonton Energy and Technology Park Advance the new Industrial Land strategy and eco-industrial development in edmontons industrial areas META Venture and Start-up Edmonton Community Economic Development Business Revitalization Zones Faade Improvement and Development Incentive programs

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CORPORATE PROPERTIES BRANCH

Mandate: Corporate Properties primary responsibilities include securing property needed for municipal projects in a timely and cost-effective manner and managing the Citys land and building inventory to maximize use. the branch manages surplus land holdings to create opportunities for residential, commercial and industrial development, as well as supports communities through nonprofit leasing. it also supports the citys financial sustainability through land management operations, leasing and parking operations. the branch also has the corporate responsibility to manage civic staff accommodation needs. provision of appropriate space, buildings and facilities for civic users, the timely acquisition and sale of properties for and by the administration, and the development of sites for municipal uses and for sale is the prime focus of the corporate properties branch. Leasing and property Management Civic accommodation planning Property management Leasing operations Parking operations Municipal Real estate Property acquisition Surplus schools Real estate portfolio management development Land enterprise Sale of industrial and residential development properties Sale of surplus City properties Strategic land acquisitions Land planning and servicing City Centre Redevelopment World class sustainable Master Plan Financially viable redevelopment Transferable learnings to other projects

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plans that support The Way We Grow implementation plan. implementation of the mdp and subsidiary plans requires an integrated approach that achieves many of the Strategic Goals of The Way Ahead and the other Ways plans including The Way We Move, The Way We Green, The Way We Live, The Way We Prosper and The Way We Finance. the mdp will be implemented through complementary and subsidiary plans, policies, strategies, guidelines, programs and activities over the next ten years, such as: Existing plans Annual Policing Plan Biodiversity Action Plan Capital City Downtown Plan Capital Priority Plan for Golf courses Capital Region Growth Plan Cemeteries Master Plan City-Wide Natural Area Management Plan Drainage Master Plan Ecovision: Environmental Strategic Plan Edmonton Cornerstones Plan Edmonton Public Library Facility Master Plan Edmonton Valley Zoo Future Directions Plan Edmonton Valley Zoo Master Plan Update Existing Area Structure Plans and Area Redevelopment Plans Fire Rescue Master Plan First Time Home Buyers Implementation Plan Fort Edmonton Park Land Use Master Plan Update Fort Road Old Town Master Plan Goose Management Plan Historic Resources Management Plan John Janzen Nature Centre Development Plan Joint Use Agreement Long Range Financial Plan Medium Term Recreation Facility and Sports Field Plan Municipal Emergency Plan Muttart Conservatory Master Plan and Land Use Plan Natural Area Systems Restoration Plan Natural Connections Strategic Plan North Saskatchewan River Valley and Ravine System Area Redevelopment Plan Plan of Action for the Capital Region River Valley Park Quality Management Plan Racism-Free Edmonton Action Plan Recreation Facility Master Plan Ribbon of Green

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Roadways and Parks Naturalization Master Plan Rossdale Urban Design Plan Senior Center Plan Sustainable Fleet Management Plan Transportation Master Plan, The Way We Move Urban Forest Management Plan Urban Parks Management Plan Walk Edmonton: Steps to a Walkable City Waste Management Strategic Plan Wastewater Treatment and Collection System Operations Plan Water Use Reduction Plan City Operations Zoning Bylaw

Existing programs and strategies: 10-year Arena Capital Development Strategy A Guide to DATS: Accessible Public Transportation Options for Persons with disabilities in edmonton Acquisition Strategy Art of Living Biosolids Management Strategy Building Together: The City of Edmonton Low-income and Special Needs Housing strategy Business Revitalization Zone Program Child Friendly Edmonton Strategy Combined Sewer Discharge Strategy Community Knowledge Campus Program Cycle Edmonton: Bicycle Transportation Plan Development Incentive Fund Edmonton City Councils infrastructure Strategy Edmonton Community Plan on Housing and Support Services Edmonton Urban Aboriginal Accord Initiative ELEVATE Enterprise Portfolio Model Faade and Storefront Improvement Program Great Neighbourhoods Initiative Green Building Policy Immigration and Settlement Initiative Industrial Land Strategy Involving Edmonton: A Public Involvement Initiative Large Site Rezoning Process Long term Strategy for Funding Operating Costs for Seniors Centers Neighbourhood Revitalization Framework Northeast Edmonton Industrial Development Strategy Outdoor Aquatic Strategy PedConnections: A Strategy for Sidewalk Infrastructure in Edmonton
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Quality Monitoring Network Assessment Residential Infill Guidelines Safety Audit Guide for Crime Prevention Sanitary Servicing Strategy Sewer Upgrading Strategy Smart Choices Program Sports Field Strategy Storm Water Quality Control Strategy and Action Plan The Quarters Downtown Transit Oriented Development Guidelines Wetland Strategy Wheeled Recreation Destination Strategy

Plans, strategies and guidelines under development during the MDP implementation period: Archeological Plan City-wide Food and Agriculture Strategy Climate Change Adaptation Plan Community Green House Gas Management Plan Energy Transition Plan Growth Coordination Strategy Housing Threshold Strategy Infrastructure Strategy - Long term infrastructure financial plan Light Efficient Communities Plan LRT Network Plan New Neighbourhood Design Guidelines Park Reinvestment and Rehabilitation Strategy Pipeline information base Pipeline Risk Management Strategy Redevelopment Planning Strategy Renewable Energy Plan Residential infill and design guidelines for established neighbourhoods Review of City servicing and operating standards at LRT stations Strategy for timing of development related to active resource extraction Strathcona County City of Edmonton Joint Planning Study Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Urban Design Guidelines View corridor designation and guidelines Wetland Conservation Plan other activities will be developed to implement the mdps policies over its ten year planning horizon.

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Large-ScaLe TranSformaTive iniTiaTiveS


the following initiatives are large scale, significant projects that are transformative in nature in the respect that the end result of these projects independently and collectively will transform the edmonton we know and see today. many of these initiatives correspond to a number of the goals within The Way Ahead: Edmontons Strategic Plan. these initiatives will require integration of significant resources staff and funding from across the corporation.

transform edmontons urban form shift edmontons transportation mode improve edmontons livability preserve & sustain edmontons environment ensure edmontons financial sustainability diversify edmontons economy

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CAPITAL CITY DOWNTOWN PLAN


the capital city downtown plan (ccdplan) was unanimously approved by council in july 2010 and sets out a vision for the downtown that is sustainable, vibrant, well-designed and accessible. the plan provides up-to-date policies and competitive strategies for a stronger downtown to guide development for the next ten to fifteen years. it provides updated zoning with urban design regulations to raise the standard of design and to encourage sustainable development in the downtown. in addition, the ccdplan initiates a comprehensive 10-year implementation program focused on a number of strategic catalyst projects which will help further the city centres revitalization. these projects are timely, practical, achievable and will have a transformative impact on the downtown. ImPaCT on oTHEr PLanS:

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THE ARENA AND ENTERTAINMENT DISTRICT


a committee appointed by the mayor in 2007-2008 explored the potential for a new sports and entertainment facility in edmonton. the report of the committee concluded that the greatest opportunity for edmonton was to develop a new facility in the downtown that would contribute to the ongoing revitalization of the citys downtown. The Katz Group proposes that a City-owned arena be built between 101 Street and 104 street, immediately north of 104 avenue, along with a privately-funded entertainment district in the area. the proposal includes land that is currently mostly undeveloped and is located in the downtown. ImPaCT on oTHEr PLanS:

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THE QUARTERS DOWNTOWN PLAN


the city of edmonton is revitalizing an area known as the Quarters downtown, formerly downtown east. this is a bold city-led redevelopment of the 18 city blocks directly east and adjacent to downtown edmonton. over the next 15-20 years the area will be transformed into a vibrant, diverse and inclusive community that is well connected to the central business and cultural district as well as the river valley. once completed, the Quarters downtown will be an environmentally sustainable, walkable, diverse community with appealing design, inclusive housing, and green spaces. the area extends from 97 street to 92 street, and 103a avenue to the top of the river valley (approximately 40 hectares or 100 acres). it currently houses about 2,400 residents and has abundant room for growth and redevelopment to accommodate up to 20,000 people. ImPaCT on oTHEr PLanS:

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CITY CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT PROJECT (CCRP)


the city centre lands will be home to approximately 30,000 edmontonians. the city sees the city centre redevelopment project as a leading example of what a sustainable future looks like for residential and commercial development. the city centre lands will be transformed into an environmentally-sustainable, transit-oriented, mixeduse development. residents will live, work and learn in a sustainable community that uses 100% renewable energy, is carbon neutral, significantly reduces its ecological footprint, and empowers residents to pursue a range of sustainable lifestyle choices. this will be an inclusive, family-oriented, fully sustainable community. it will offer superior urban lifestyle opportunities, comprising a wide range of housing choices mixed with offices, restaurants, boutiques and services, primarily designed to serve the communitys residents. a focus on the history and retention of the lands proud aviation legacy will be seen in the preservation of historic buildings and hangars, in a manner complementary to the development of a vibrant, transit-oriented, mixeduse community. it will, in many ways, be a microcosm of the greater community of edmonton. ImPaCT on oTHEr PLanS:

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WEST ROSSDALE URBAN DESIGN PLAN


planning for West rossdale began with the rediscovery of the areas past through historical and archaeological studies. an urban design plan was then prepared with the involvement of rossdale residents, aboriginal groups and other major stakeholders to give a concept of what West rossdale can and should be. the urban design plan addresses future land uses, streetscape concepts, design guidelines and a servicing upgrade plan for this unique river valley neighbourhood. an important aspect of the plan is acknowledging rossdales location within the river valley, a major entrance way to downtown and its historical and archaeological significance. ImPaCT on oTHEr PLanS:

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RIVER CROSSING INITIATIVE


the river crossing initiative will coordinate key strategic projects in the central river valley. the projects being developed are collectively known as the river crossing initiatives and include: implementation of the West rossdale urban design plan, integration of Walterdale bridge and the touch the Water promenade, and coordination of the repurposing of the Rossdale Generating Station. the team will project manage the transfer of land and stabilization of the epcor buildings, advance the servicing and development requirements for the West rossdale urban design plan, advance a resolution for area parking needs relative to telus field and the epcor site, vet and manage the design and development of the 104 street mechanized access and coordinate these projects with the development of the new Walterdale bridge. the team will also work to coordinate immediate implementation activities for the river crossing and related projects and address the essential success factors for the creation of a signature precinct in the central river valley. coordinating the four river crossing projects will enhance the area as an entryway to downtown and link the downtown to the river front and increase property values and assessments in the area. Without these efforts, there is a risk that the maximum benefits of these interrelated projects will not be realized. ImPaCT on oTHEr PLanS:

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transit oriented development (tod) implementation


edmontons landscape will be transformed with the expansion of lrt. transit oriented development plans and implementation actions will accompany and enhance the transformation. tod will provide attractive and livable neighbourhoods with more dense residential, employment and retail uses within easy walking distance of an lrt stop. the city of edmonton is undertaking a suite of activities to facilitate transit oriented development. City Council approved TOD Guidelines in 2012 and work on associated Zoning Bylaw changes is underway. A TOD planning program has been initiated; plans around the existing McKernan / Belgravia LRT stop and the future Mill Woods LRT stop should be approved in 2013 and more station area plans will be completed over the next 10 years. a tod implementation strategy is underway to examine additional actions to facilitate successful tod, which will trigger further implementation actions. finally, an educational course about tod has been prepared and is being offered regularly to interested citizens. ImPaCT on oTHEr PLanS:

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EDMONTON ENERGY & TECHNOLOGY PARK (EETP)


the edmonton energy & technology park, located in northeast edmonton is part of Albertas Industrial Heartland (AIH). It is bounded by Anthony Henday Ring Road to the south, manning drive to the east, the city limits to the north and the canadian forces base (cfb) edmonton on the west. it includes a total area of 12,000 acres (4,857 ha, or 49 square kilometers/20 square miles). the edmonton energy & technology park provides a vision for a new eco-industrial area for the city of edmonton. the opportunity for value-added industries and significant economic spin-off activity based on the development of albertas oil sands was the catalyst for the development of this industrial plan. eetp is designed to take advantage of the primary petrochemicals and products from upgrading and refining in the region. the intended land uses within the eetp include an integrated cluster of secondary and tertiary industries connected with energy value-added industries, logistics and associated research and technology sectors that will incorporate the following eco-industrial principles: sustainable development, industrial ecology and efficiency, effective transportation, land use compatibility, innovative infrastructure, environmental protection, and effective implementation ImPaCT on oTHEr PLanS:

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City building is an on-going, multidisciplinary public/private effort. The City of Edmonton has a statutory responsibility under the Municipal Government Act to approve plans and regulate development and also build publicly funded civic infrastructure, ranging from traffic signals to transit to recreation facilities.

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the citys decisions on development lead to a range of future obligations for civic infrastructure development, and to life-time costs to operate and maintain infrastructure and deliver services across the city. those same decisions ultimately impact edmontons long term financial sustainability and the livability of our communities. edmonton can take a more proactive approach to coordinating growth decisions with infrastructure obligations. edmonton is changing its direction, striving to grow in a culturally, financially, environmentally and socially sustainable way. edmonton is seeking to be compact, transit-oriented, more livable and healthy and to be a better steward of the environment. a compact, transit-oriented, livable, healthy and sustainable urban form for edmonton also features the following: Downtown as a primary focus for residential, commercial and office intensification. Renewal and revitalization of mature neighbourhoods. Sustainable neighbourhood development and design. A nodes and corridors physical structure. changing our current growth pattern will take time. edmontons mature neighbourhoods received 19 percent of the citys growth in housing units in 2011. the municipal development plan proposes a new direction for growth and it will take time to effect change. the plan is a long term strategy and will require incremental decisions that support our commitment to saying yes to the things we want and need and no to the things that do not advance our city vision and goals.

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edmonton manages growth to move the city toward a culturally, financially and socially sustainable state.

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develop a city wide area planning program Provide a framework for a city-wide approach to prioritizing planning activities in neighbourhoods that responds to and aligns with ongoing neighbourhood level City initiatives.

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prepare planning & design guidelines for established neighbourhoods In anticipation of future redevelopment pressures prepare planning and design guidelines for residential infill in established neighbourhoods. IMpLeMeNt the CapItaL CIty dOwNtOwN pLaN This plan is the primary policy document guiding development in the downtown.

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dOwNtOwN aReNa bUILdING deSIGN The site is designed as a significant architectural landmark for Edmonton. The oil drop design symbolizes Edmontons economic and historical relationship to the energy sector. dOwNtOwN aReNa pROjeCt Additional funds may be allocated to cover estimated costs for the Arena Area which includes the LrT connection, purchase of land for the arena and half the cost of the pedway over 104 Avenue. CIty CeNtRe RedeVeLOpMeNt pROjeCt (CCRp) Develop and implement the plan for transforming the City Centre Lands into an environmentally sustainable, transit oriented, mixed-use development.

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Lead sustainable development, 61m phase 1 - estimated cost sustainable development partner: transportation services sustainable development partners: province of alberta, transportation services sustainable development partners: university of alberta (enterprise Square), Grant MacEwan university and norQuest college sustainable development partner: Government of alberta sustainable development, 12m potential funding, crl sustainable development, 48m potential funding, crl

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Major streetscape improvements along Capital Boulevard to establish the street as one of the downtowns primary ceremonial streets.

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redevelopment underway with improvements focused on removing physical and visual barriers on the northern, western and eastern edges of the site. recognizes the growth of the downtown knowledge economy by encouraging and supporting the growth of existing educational institutions and other training facilities and by attracting new learning institutions to locate downtown.

14. expansion of downtown universities and colleges

15. Royal alberta Museum

new royal Alberta Museum will be built in downtown Edmonton. It will showcase both Albertas history and its natural wonders.

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Assists in the creation of family-friendly housing within the downtown, ensuring a high standard of design is upheld. warehouse Campus Neighbourhood Central park high quality park that will be a catalyst for residential development in the Warehouse Campus neighbourhood.

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Will reduce combined sewage overflows to the north Saskatchewan river while accommodating additional sanitary flow and stormwater runoff from future redevelopment within the Downtown Plan area. Enhance attractiveness, connectivity, and active transportation function of each street in the downtown by adding wider sidewalks, trees, high quality lighting, landscaping, street furnishings and paving (i.e. sidewalks, streets, and lanes).

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20. Integrate Low Floor LRt within the downtown

Fabric Efforts to facilitate the future construction of an urban style (i.e. low-floor technology) LrT system.
21. high profile downtown bikeway

route will link to existing bike routes and involve highly visible route markings and wayfinding signage, and improved cyclist-oriented intersection treatments.

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22. downtown river valley promenades

Expand and enhance pedestrian connections along portions of the heritage Trail system in the downtown to improve access to river valley and better link downtown neighbourhoods. Central gathering place is envisioned to be amenity space within the local community linking green spaces and pathways.

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23. Central gathering place for McKay avenue

sustainable development, 6m, service package required sustainable development partners: community services, financial services & utilities

24. prepare a developer servicing agreement

strategy for park land Promote the completion of developing neighbourhoods by providing infrastructure and services for livability.

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zoning & development strategy Strategy to enable and encourage appropriate commercial development adjacent to park site.
26. Implement the Sanitary Servicing Strategy

The Sanitary Servicing Strategy (SSS) is a long-range servicing plan to facilitate both development in undeveloped areas and redevelopment areas.

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Implement the asset Management Strategy The Asset Management Strategy is a long term proactive approach to address the problems of aging and deteriorating drainage infrastructure. Upgrade the capacities of the existing sanitary, combined and storm transmission/trunk sewer systems to provide an acceptable level of services for drainage system customers - target of upgrading four neighborhoods per year.

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29. Combined Sewer discharge Strategy

Continual reduction of pollutant loading on the north Saskatchewn river from drainage systems to standards beyond those required by Alberta Environment and Sustainable resource Development. A long-term, progressive vision for beneficial reuse of biosolids in the Edmonton region. The objective is to implement a short-term and a long-term plan to deal with future annual production and reduce the stored biosolids inventory at the Clover Bar Lagoons.

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renovation, reconstruction and replacement of residential, industrial, local and collector roads and associated drainage and community infrastructure coordinated on a neighbourhood basis to minimize cost and disturbance to the public.

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one of our Citys largest investments is in transportation infrastructure. It is well known that transit investments concentrate patterns of development.

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edmontons landscape will be transformed with the expansion of lrt. transit oriented development plans and implementation actions will accompany and enhance the transformation. tod will provide attractive and livable neighbourhoods with more dense residential, employment and retail uses within easy walking distance of an lrt stop. the city of edmonton is undertaking a suite of activities to facilitate transit oriented development. City Council approved TOD Guidelines in 2012 and work on associated Zoning Bylaw changes is underway. A TOD planning program has been initiated: plans around the existing McKernan / Belgravia LRT stop and the future Mill Woods LRT stop are well underway and will be going to council in 2013 for consideration and more station are plans will be completed over the next 10 years. a tod implementation strategy is underway to examine additional actions to facilitate successful tod which will trigger further implementation actions. finally, an educational course about tod has been prepared and is being offered regularly to interested citizens.

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land use and design complement and support the transportation system, while the transportation network supports areas of increased density and employment.

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pRepaRe tRaNSIt ORIeNted deVeLOpMeNt (tOd) GUIdeLINeS Guidelines regarding land use and intensity, building and site design and the design of public infrastructure close to LrT stops and transit centres. pRepaRe tRaNSIt ORIeNted deVeLOpMeNt (tOd) ReGULatIONS revise regulations and processes to facilitate appropriately designed transit oriented development close to LrT stops and transit centres. pRepaRe tRaNSIt ORIeNted deVeLOpMeNt (tOd) pLaNS Develop and implement plans for transit oriented development around LrT stops and along LrT corridors, prioritized by factors including LrT timing and an areas transformative potential. pRepaRe tRaNSIt ORIeNted deVeLOpMeNt (tOd) IMpLeMeNtatION StRateGy In consultation with affected City departments, identify barriers, solutions and actions for successful transit oriented development outcomes in Edmonton. CONStRUCtION OF SOUtheaSt aNd weSt LRt Expanding the LrT network is one way the City plans to meet the objectives of the Transportation Master Plan and Municipal Development Plan.

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Edmontons success as a city with an enviable quality of life is rooted in the communities where citizens live their daily lives. Local communities provide the environment where families grow and social networks develop. Social and leisure activities, getting to school and work, and providing for daily needs, all revolve around the places where people live.

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neighbourhoods and the wider community are important to edmontonians as the foundation for services and activities. as new communities are built and older communities maintained, places must be created with a lively mix of land uses and activities. enduring communities with character and vitality rely on a complete range of components in addition to a varied housing stock and transportation options. a complete community offers housing choices, provides certainty for residents on the provision of amenities and services, optimizes the use of existing infrastructure and is supported by publicly built and operated infrastructure. the following elements are essential for a communitys livability and residents health: A physical design where it is easy and safe to walk to shops and businesses. Accessible and available facilities, services, parks and open space. Community gathering spaces. Housing choices and a mix of commercial and institutional destinations. Affordable housing. A variety of transportation modes and active transportation networks for residents. the physical design of a neighbourhood determines how easily and safely residents can walk to destinations. as a winter city, design should consider factors such as snow, ice and snow storage. Good design ensures safety and security by allowing people of all age groups, especially children and the elderly and also those with physical disabilities, to function more independently within their communities. ensuring accessibility to services and utilizing universally accessible design are key elements of high quality urban design. a successful community brings people together in an environment that encourages interaction, allows local access to services to fulfill daily needs, includes community facilities and accommodates a variety of transportation modes. the emphasis in planning for new communities is to accommodate a full range of uses either within or accessible to the neighbourhood. Within edmontons older neighbourhoods, maintaining communities while accommodating intensification and revitalization initiatives is a priority, and is addressed by the Great Neighbourhoods Initiative. Continued investment in appropriate infrastructure and programs to upgrade older neighbourhoods to support our residents is fundamental to building livable communities. a variety of housing choices contributes to the long term stability of a neighbourhood and creates a varied built form which enlivens the physical and social character of the neighbourhood. a varied built form also provides flexibility for accommodating changing housing needs as the neighbourhood evolves through its life cycle. increasing the variety of housing within a neighbourhood provides more consumer choice, increases affordability and enhances the citys ability to provide transit and other community services more efficiently and effectively.

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planning neighbourhoods that encourage active living through design is particularly important for reducing obesity and weight related health issues, reducing air pollution and respiratory health problems, reducing stress and promoting good social and mental health. the walkability of a neighbourhood and access to modes of transportation that offer an alternative to the private automobile are essential elements of a healthy and livable community, which are also addressed in the transportation master plan, The Way We Move. access to walkways, sidewalks, shared use paths, open space and natural areas enhance our connection to nature and help to create more environmentally healthy communities.

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prepare new neighbourhood design guidelines high-level guidelines to inform the physical structure and layout of brand new suburban neighbourhoods (developing communities) in our city, encouraging innovation and creativity to benefit future residents. Implement new neighbourhood design guidelines Update and align regulations, standards and process actions to implement new guidelines for developing communities. develop planning & design guidelines for mature neighbourhoods Direct the location and design of residential infill in mature neighbourhoods through guidelines and regulation. develop an infill strategy and action plan Create increased opportunities to redevelop and repopulate established neighourhoods and reduce barriers to infill development.

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develop a community facility land demand assessment Evaluate the land requirements for community and recreation facilities, review historic practices, and suggest means for improving future development. This may result in some recommendations to amend the MGA. develop municipal reserve accounts management strategy review of historical use of reserve funds, future needs, best practices. develop park reinvestment and rehabilitation strategy Evaluate the capital and operating requirements of park developments and infrastructure, aggregating past related studies, and make recommendations for improvements to future park development to enhance cost effectiveness and efficiency. develop a strategy to provide varied housing choice, incorporating housing for various demographic and income groups in all neighbourhoods This strategy includes funding affordable housing units through programs including Cornerstones I and Cornerstones II. (hoPE, secondary suites, Safe housing and Derelict housing.) This strategy will promote a minimum 5% and maximum 20% target non-market housing as well as complete neighbourhood-based housing assessments (conduct an inventory of existing housing stock).

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spaces strategy Identify opportunities and strategies for the enhancement, protection, acquisition and management of municipal parks, trails and public space in Edmonton (City-wide), to meet the immediate and long-term needs of residents and visitors. Encourage redevelopment of new and established neighbourhoods.
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for public space and municipal parks in the downtown Identify opportunities and strategies for the enhancement, protection, acquisition and management of municipal parks, trails and public space in the downtown, to meet the immediate and long-term needs of residents and visitors.
14. develop a park land redevelopment levy strategy

sustainable development partners: transportation services, community services

Identify and implement park land redevelopment acquisition.

sustainable development partners: community services, school boards sustainable development partner: community services sustainable development partner: community services

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Develop guidelines that will identify new school and the requirements for park in new planned areas.

16. develop a cultural recreational needs

assessment needs assessment will identify recreational needs of different cultural groups, and recommend improvements and updates to existing development and management practices of parks and recreational facilities.

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public spaces and buildings are the face edmonton shows to visitors from around the world and the stage where residents experience their daily lives. they serve as venues for festivals, parades and other activities that unite edmonton as a city and provide space for recreation and daily casual interaction with neighbours and fellow commuters. the design of public spaces and the design of the buildings that frame them affects how they are used and how they feel to those who spend time there. their design can affect commuting and recreation choices, connections to the natural environment and connections to edmontons history and diverse culture. as edmonton grows, the citys physical shape will evolve; new public spaces will be created in both new neighbourhoods and in established neighbourhoods where large scale redevelopment is planned. existing public spaces will be altered by the construction of new buildings and through investments in streets, pathways, transit centres, parks and other community facilities and amenities. as a winter city, design should consider factors such as snow, ice and snow storage. opportunities will emerge to protect and enhance cultural and historical resources and to increase connections with the north saskatchewan river valley and other natural areas. as these opportunities arise and as new construction and investment marches on, edmonton must remember that great spaces and great cities do not happen by accident. their creation requires a concerted effort to embrace high quality urban design.

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The plan will provide an archaeological/ paleological overlay and articulate approaches for achieving improved coordination with the Province for the protection of archaeological and paloelogical sites where development has been proposed.

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historic resource conservation The plan will provide new and creative solutions and incentives to improve upon approaches for encouraging owners to designate historic resources to further achieve protection of historic resources in Edmonton.
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program to protect the green legacy Protect the green legacy of established neighbourhoods as redevelopment occurs.
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To sustain economic opportunities and business diversity, Edmonton must have land available for new businesses and expansion of established businesses in various locations. Edmonton has a key role in the growing strength of the Capital region as a centre for innovation, wealth creation and diverse employment opportunities.

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edmonton is the regions major urban centre and offers critical location advantages to companies with accessible skilled labour and services. targeted investment to build on edmontons location advantages is also needed to fulfill edmontons role. land that is supported by premium transit and provides a variety of housing types is attractive to employers and educational institutions as it improves accessibility for workers and students. links to transportation corridors allow for efficient goods movement, which is fully addressed in the transportation master plan, The Way We Move. Working with the community and business groups to attract cultural institutions and to accommodate major festivals and events enhances character areas within the city. adding and improving educational and cultural institutions in the central core and promoting festivals and events contributes to a more dynamic and attractive business environment. accommodating innovations such as sustainably designed buildings and eco-industrial networks opens the door for more innovative and sustainable businesses. significant education, health, research and government institutions are essential as employment nodes in their own right and offer locational advantages for complementary businesses. edmonton has eight hospitals, is the seat of the provincial government and is home to a variety of post-secondary institutions. each offers unique opportunities for business development across a range of industries. Office Space edmontons major focus for office space growth is the downtown, which has the highest concentration of jobs in the city. downtown showcases edmontons economic vitality, cultural and educational strengths and also its role as the provincial capital. the downtown contains significant public transportation infrastructure, with five lrt stations, and features a diverse supply of high density office space. this allows the downtown to serve as the primary employment centre for the city as well as an important service and amenity area for the region. industrial and engineering companies located in the citys industrial areas generate a demand for suburban office space. many businesses need offices in association with their manufacturing premises, operating facilities and vehicle depots. as these businesses have expanded, they have created a demand for separate office space close to existing buildings and customers, with space for larger vehicles. this market has grown as a result of the completion of Anthony Henday Drive in the west and south quadrants. Retail Space retail space in edmonton is primarily located in suburban locations that are well connected to major arterial roadways. some shopping malls have associated transit centres, such as West edmonton mall and southgate, but the primary mode of transport to these centres is the private vehicle. big box retail and power centres are often isolated from transit and are inaccessible to people without private vehicles. the

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location and site layouts make walking and cycling difficult at times. a new direction for commercial development is needed to support a more sustainable development pattern, particularly since retail uses have considerable impact on road usage. future retail areas should be designed as transit oriented commercial development to incorporate greater accessibility, mixed uses, a higher standard of design, creation of public meeting places and activity centres and a more efficient use of land and infrastructure. Industry edmonton is the urban centre of a resource-rich economic region and a gateway to global trade, producing and distributing goods and services for local and global markets. to fully capitalize on growth in economic activity, new industrial lands are required. edmontons industrial growth capacity is expanded in this plan by designating a new industrial area in the northeast and promoting a mixed industrial, business and residential urban growth area in the southeast. the northeast industrial area is versatile and will accommodate economic growth from value added processing and supporting products and services, manufacturing and research, and rail and road based logistic operations. the urban growth area in the southeast will meet future land requirements associated with the edmonton international airport and the edmonton calgary economic corridor. edmonton will implement the industrial land strategy to ensure serviced industrial properties are available to attract businesses and to meet their operational requirements. the strategy will direct policies and actions on land use and infrastructure planning, infrastructure financing and building and provision of services that support industrial activity, in collaboration with edmontons private and public sector development partners. the strategy will expedite development in new industrial areas and redevelopment and intensification in existing industrial areas. edmonton will promote sustainability and innovation through adoption of eco-industrial standards and approaches to land and property development and business operations. the northeast edmonton industrial development strategy will focus on creation of a chemical industry cluster employing business-to-business eco-industrial relationships.

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edmonton, albertas capital city, is home to an innovative and diverse business environment that fosters economic development and supports prosperity.

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Update the Industrial Land Strategy City Council approved the Industrial Land Strategy and it is currently being updated. The renewed strategy will reflect the new strategic planning framework and incorporate a stronger environmental emphasis. develop an eco-industrial approach Evaluate and adapt standards based on ecoindustrial development methods and sustainable building standards. Initiate strategic economic development opportunities to capitalize on industrial growth Coordinate the efforts of the City, EEDC and other stakeholder organizations in the development of an economic development strategy. IMpLeMeNt the edMONtON eNeRGy aNd teChNOLOGy paRK aRea StRUCtURe pLaN This initiative is intended to establish staged industrial development opportunities in close proximity to the emerging petrochemical development in the Industrial heartland to increase employment opportunities, workforce levels and the industrial tax base within the City of Edmonton. Industrial plan Implementation Undertake and facilitate development plans for new industrial areas to ensure development opportunities are continually available.

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develop guidelines for industrial subdivisions to accommodate station area plan for wagner LRt station Plan new and older industrial areas to be pedestrian friendly, include active transportation linkages, recreational opportunities, ecological connections and other facilities and services that serve industrial workers and contribute to environmental and social sustainability. Industrial land supply and development monitoring Work with private and public partners to maintain a three-year supply of serviced and immediately serviceable industrial land based on market needs. program for revitalizing old underutilized industrial areas Identify opportunities and facilitate redevelopment and intensification to higher value industrial, commercial and institutional uses in established industrial areas. Support the implementation of the art of Living plan Implement initiatives to foster a sustainable and progressive cultural environment in the City of Edmonton.

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We Prosper The Way We Prosper is a comprehensive economic development strategy for the city. The Way We Prosper will focus on what it means to achieve the goal of diversifying Edmontons economy in a time of global economic turmoil and an uncertain economic recovery.

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Located in the Parkland natural region of Alberta, the transition zone between the southern grasslands and northern boreal forest, Edmonton is geographically located in an area of rich biodiversity.

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the north saskatchewan river valley and ravine system and the natural areas in edmontons tablelands contain a variety of natural features and ecosystems including wetlands, forest and grasslands that support diverse natural processes and a wide range of species. edmontons natural areas and open spaces constitute a functional ecological network: an interconnected system of natural and semi-natural landscape elements that maintain and restore natural ecological functions and biodiversity. unfortunately, natural areas throughout edmonton are under tremendous pressure as a result of urban, commercial and industrial development, with a majority of natural areas in the city remaining unprotected. the trend towards the loss of significant natural areas puts at risk the functionality of the citys ecological network and the biodiversity they support. a healthy environment is not only important to the natural processes of edmonton, but to the social well-being of the city. natural areas, parks and open spaces create places for people to meet and interact in a public environment, provide accessible and diverse opportunities to live healthy and active lifestyles and serve as a source of educational and aesthetic value. in order to maintain an ecological network over the long-term, the city must secure and protect the citys natural systems, restore degraded areas and plan new developments with an understanding of the importance of ecological connectivity and local biodiversity. the municipal development plan supports the core principles of the citys natural connections strategic plan, providing direct support for using an ecological network approach to the planning of the natural environment, neighbourhoods and the entire city. this means that through ecologically-conscious land use planning and management, the city will protect edmontons ecological network. under the ecological network approach to the planning and management of our natural environment, edmontons trails, water features, river valley, natural areas, parks and open spaces will connect edmontonians to their communities, to the environment and to one another.

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edmonton protects, preserves and enhances its natural environment by maintaining the integrity and interconnectivity of its natural areas, river valley, water resources, parks and open spaces, recognizing that these elements form a functioning ecological network within the capital region.

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develop a biodiversity plan The plan will articulate approaches for achieving improved coordination on biodiversity protection, restoration and management in Edmonton.

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River valley and ravine management review Implement the strategy to acquire priority natural areas using funds borrowed by leveraging the natural Area reserve Fund. ecological Mapping project Map key baseline ecological information and mark trends over time.

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develop a parkland research and development strategy Plan for ongoing parkland research and development, and identify possible partnerships with educational institutions and community organizations. develop a water management strategy Strategy will identify operational initiatives focusing on water conservation in the Parks Branch. Compilation and clarification of procedural and implementation matters related to top of bank development areas.

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amendments to River Valley bylaw require development projects within the north Saskatchewan river Valley and ravine System to undertake an Environmental Impact Assessment as specified in the north Saskatchewan river Valley Area redevelopment Plan.
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Promote a new approach to managing stormwater/rainwater at source to control stormwater quality, create healthier urban environment, and support sustainable growth and development.

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Increase investment beyond what is currently planned, to include all priority natural areas that exist in unplanned areas of the city.

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City-wide Natural areas Management plan update Expand the plan (2010) to include development of an ecological mapping inventory and 80-90 site-specific management plans for natural areas. Develop and implement sustainable standards for the design of landscaping on all City-owned land.

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As Albertas capital city and the major urban centre within the Capital region, Edmonton has become the focus of complex growth issues that demand a regional perspective. Strong economic growth within the Capital region is generating changing demands for housing, infrastructure and services and spurring investment in support of population and employment growth.

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The Government of Alberta created the Capital Region Board in April 2008 to address the impact of albertas economic boom and associated growth pressures on the capital Region. The Board was tasked with preparing a Capital Region Growth Plan with a focus on land use, intermunicipal transit, affordable housing and a geographic information system. edmontons municipal development plan fits into this new regional governance structure and the Capital Region Growth Plan. The Way We Grow reflects the opportunity for more integrated intermunicipal planning and regional cooperation that the Capital Region Growth Plan brings. The City of edmonton has strong leadership and partnership roles in the development of the capital Region Growth Plan. Edmonton is the Regions principal investment and business centre, service centre, transportation hub and centre of educational and cultural excellence. edmontons downtown is the regions major employment area, its government centre and transit focus. The vast majority (93 percent) of Community Housing units in the capital region are located in the city. downtown is also the centre of an extended core that includes the regions primary educational facilities: the university of alberta, the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, NorQuest College and Grant MacEwan university. edmontons economic role extends beyond the city boundary into the region through business and institutional connections and the transportation network, to the north american and world economies. the capital region economy plays a crucial role in the provincial economy. the region contains a range of resource-based industries and suppliers. transportation and logistics is a thriving sector, as are industrial support services. the key regional economic assets include the edmonton international airport, Albertas Industrial Heartland, the Port Alberta Initiative, Refinery Row and the growing industrial complex focused along the Queen Elizabeth II Highway Corridor. The City will build on these economic generators through integrated transportation and land use planning, to enhance economic growth opportunities and support the regional economy. edmonton will participate, in partnership with its regional neighbours, in new regional initiatives that build on the regions economic strengths. edmonton is the regions logistical heart and home to industrial activity that complements regional industries. employment opportunities also span a full range of white collar employment with a strong focus on government. edmonton supports the regional economy by meeting the residential needs of regional employees, offering the advantages of an urban lifestyle with a wide range of housing choices, livable communities, high quality services and community, recreational and cultural facilities. edmontons social and environmental roles also extend beyond the city boundary and are reflected in The Way We Grows policies for integrated transportation and land use planning and an ecological network approach. edmonton will work with regional and private partners and organizations to establish the north saskatchewan river valley and ravine system as one of the largest integrated regional metropolitan parks in north america.

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edmonton will build on its strengths as a major city and will show leadership in responding to growth pressures by accommodating growth in a more environmentally progressive way. edmonton will plan for growth that meets or exceeds the regions density targets in conjunction with land use and transportation integration and more efficient use of infrastructure. the result will be a move toward a compact city, with an emphasis on transit use and active transportation. edmonton will be a partner with other regional municipalities in planning for the extension of a transit system into the region. edmonton will also contribute to sound decision-making, cooperative planning and effective regional service delivery. The Municipal Government Act requires that the Citys Municipal Development plan provide a framework for intermunicipal land use, transportation systems and infrastructure planning and development. the city of edmonton is responding to these requirements and the Capital Region Growth Plan with an integrated approach to the municipal development plan and the transportation master plan. together these plans can ensure that a higher share of growth will occur at lrt stations and around transit centres while recognizing that substantial growth will still occur in new neighbourhoods. this approach will establish a strong urban core for edmonton within the region and will be the basis for an efficient regional transportation system. edmonton supports the Capital Region Growth Plan by planning within the regional context and anticipating integration with other regional plans and infrastructure.

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edmontons planning reflects the citys role as albertas capital city, the major urban centre in the region, supporting regional transportation, service delivery, housing and infrastructure. edmonton maximizes the value of regional assets with commitment to the success of the Capital Region Growth Plan, and a cooperative approach to inter-municipal planning.

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Undertake joint planning with neighbouring municipalities Leduc County and the City of Edmonton have embarked on a Joint Planning initiative south of the City boundary. other neighbouring municipalities, such as Parkland County, have expressed interest in Joint Planning at our shared borders. develop inter-municipal communication protocol and negotiation process A defined process to guide issue resolution and consensus building between the City of Edmonton and its municipal neighbours will ensure positive interactions and will decrease the necessity for appeal to the Municipal Government Board.

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The City of Edmonton has an abundance of extractive natural resources, such as oil and gas and sand and gravel deposits. The right to protect, explore for and produce these resources is regulated through Provincial authorities and policy.

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all activities must meet provincial environmental and public safety standards. the extraction and use of such resources can, however, be incompatible with urban growth and development. it is therefore necessary to strike an appropriate balance between resource based activities, such as natural gas extraction, gravel operations and oil and gas facilities and urban growth at the municipal level within the city of edmontons abilities. it is a provincial requirement that the resource base is protected from inappropriate urban activities, such as residential development infringing unduly on gravel extraction activity. conversely, new residential areas should be protected from unacceptable impacts of natural resource extraction activity. The Municipal Government Act requires that municipal development plans contain policies compatible with the subdivision and development regulations in order to provide guidance on the type and location of land uses adjacent to sour gas facilities. this section includes policies to guide the orderly and safe co-existence of urban development and oil and gas facilities (sweet or sour), including pipelines. it is also important to recognize the significance of risk management in land use planning. edmonton directs that a risk management approach be used to address adequate separation distances, mitigative measures and effective transition zones between heavy industry, oil and gas and other potentially incompatible uses. regional coordination in risk assessment will also be important in future land use planning within the capital region.

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edmonton promotes the safety and security of its citizens by mitigating impacts caused by the extraction of natural resources, contaminated lands and hazardous land uses.

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develop a risk management approach to planning around oil and gas facilities As the City has begun to discover the level of risk that is attached to oil and gas facilities, City policy needs to be developed to support the need for risk assessments around these facilities (operating wells, pipelines and abandoned wells) as needed. develop and maintain an information database on oil and gas facilities (wells, abandoned wells and pipelines) In order to fully administer development in proximity around oil and gas facilities, the City must have a source for the most up-to-date data on location of facilities, status of facilities (active or abandoned) and types of substances within the facilities. Review and update the Citys approach to catastrophic risk new information regarding development around heavy industrial development and other risk sources (transportation routes, pipelines) has been received that should be used to update the City of Edmontons standards for determining appropriate setbacks from risk sources.

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Cities across the country and around the world are recognizing, creating, and capitalizing on the benefits of sustainable food systems as they are now understood to be an integral part of municipal and planning practice. The City of Edmonton is well positioned to be one of the cities embracing food as part of its planning and sustainability agenda.

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How Edmonton approaches food systems will determine its agenda for urban agriculture. building a sustainable food and agriculture system is a multi-jurisdictional, cross departmental effort that should involve diverse stakeholders. this means that governments and communities need to create the mechanisms for working together towards a desired future. food and agriculture planning within an urban context presents significant opportunities to build more sustainable communities. the benefits of integrating sustainable food and agriculture systems into larger planning processes include building social capital, supporting local livelihoods, improving dietary health, managing wastes, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and increasing the vibrancy and livability of neighbourhoods. in addition, the way that edmonton manages its food and agriculture resources will influence its ability to be more resilient to future disruptions to the food supply or increased costs of fuel. as the city of edmonton focuses on building a sustainable city, food and agriculture is becoming an important municipal planning consideration. the topics of food and agriculture intersect with more traditional municipal planning issues in a number of ways including the following: Design of complete communities can include opportunities for growing food, community food preparation and access to retail outlets to support healthy food choices. Growth of the local food and agriculture economy can be stimulated through municipal policy directions. Land use regulations which allow opportunities for local food growing, processing and distribution. The management of parks and open space may create an opportunity for urban agriculture, including demonstration gardens, community and allotment gardens and edible landscaping techniques to be incorporated into existing parks and open spaces. Municipal infrastructure for irrigation and storm water management influences agricultural drainage and irrigation. Waste management and composting programs lengthen landfill longevity and produce high quality soil for municipal, commercial or household use. Transportation planning influences the movement of agricultural products between rural and urban areas, and between production, distribution and processing facilities. Municipal policies can advocate for the consideration of food and agriculture at the regional and provincial levels.

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many elements make up a sustainable food system and should be integrated into corporate and land use planning strategies. a food system is the cycle of farming, processing, transporting, distributing, eating, and recovering food waste in the context of larger natural, social, political, and economic driving forces. specifically, a food system includes: Production This refers to the growing and raising of food, including rural, periurban, and urban agriculture. Processing This refers to the process of altering agricultural resources to create a different product. examples include commercial operations as well as preserving, cooking/baking, preparation, and any other value-adding process at the smaller scale. Storage & Transportation This refers to the movement and storage of food products. Selling & Buying This refers to the retailing or wholesaling, and purchasing of food products. this takes place from at the farm gate, to grocery stores, to farmers markets, to restaurants. Eating This refers to the act of consumption and enjoyment of food. This can include food-related events, and eating in both the public and private realms. Waste Recovery This refers to the diversion, management, and utilization of organic waste (e.g. as an energy source and/or fertilizer using recycled nutrients).

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edmonton has a resilient food and agriculture system that contributes to the local economy and the overall cultural, financial, social and environmental sustainability of the city.

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develop a City-wide Food and agriculture Strategy This strategy will include a Local Food Economy report and an Agricultural Inventory & Assessment. Implement the City-wide Food and agriculture Strategy Implement the strategy as directed in the document. establish a community based edmonton Food policy Council Establish a multi-sector community based food policy council to work toward implementing the City-Wide Food and Agriculture Strategy. Create a Regional Food policy Council and Food Charter Work with the region to explore the need for a regional food policy council and a regional food charter.

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sustainable development partners: external partners sustainable development partners: community services, external partners capital region board partners: sustainable development, edmonton food policy council

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With the approval of The Way We Grow in 2010, this implementation plan will guide urban form as well as the citys operations and services through The Way We Grows policies for the next ten year planning horizon. the implementation plan highlights immediate and long-term actions required to achieve the nine Strategic Goals of the MDP. It also identifies departmental and agency responsibilities in leading various policy initiatives. the city is committed to change and to move edmonton closer to the sustainable city that citizens envision. implementation will require a combined corporate, community and private sector effort to deliver the anticipated outcomes and performance expectations. community stakeholder and industry involvement in planning exercises will be encouraged as the implementation of the policies is executed. this will be supported by the citys public involvement programs and the planning consultation process. city administration operates under the direction of city council and has responsibility for preparing the subsidiary plans and policies and undertaking the programs and activities that support implementation of The Way We Grow. the mdp will be implemented in coordination with all city departments, the city of edmontons transforming edmonton committee, and our regional partners to meet the challenge of sustainable development. the city will employ an integrated approach with the five other corporate directional plans The Way We Move, The Way We Live, The Way We Green, The Way We Finance, and The Way We Prosper. the outcomes envisioned in The Way Ahead: City of Edmonton Strategic Plan 2009 -2018 will be funded through annual budget submissions. the Way We Grow Implementation Plan will be updated on a three-year cycle to align with the capital and operating budgets. annual reporting will be conducted on corporate measures.

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THE WAY WE GROW: ADVANCING THE CITYS VISION

City Vision

THE Way AHEAD


edmontons Strategic plan

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transform edmontons Urban Form Shift edmontons transportation Mode Improve edmontons Livability

Corporate directional plans

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THE Way WE MOVE

THE Way WE LIVE

action plans

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Sustainable Urban Form Integrated Land Use and transportation Complete, healthy and Livable Communities Urban design

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preserve & Sustain edmontons environment

ensure edmontons Financial Sustainability

diversify edmontons economy

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THE Way WE FINANCE

THE Way WE PROSPER

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working within Our Region

Managing Land and Resources

Food and Urban agriculture

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transform edmontons urban form shift edmontons transportation mode improve edmontons livability preserve & sustain edmontons environment ensure edmontons financial sustainability diversify edmontons economy dId - projects completed from 2009-2011 CURReNtLy dOING - projects that are in progress wILL dO - initiatives to be started in 2012-2014 as they were approved as part of the capital or operating budget or can be done with existing resources COULd dO - important priorities that advance the goals and are achievable in the next 10 years based on todays funding sources aSpIRe tO dO - important priorities that may not be possible in the next four to 10 years and beyond as funding may not be in place

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GOaL ONe: SUStaINabLe URbaN FORM develop and implement a growth coordination strategy develop and implement integrated infrastructure management planning framework review and administer area structure plans for the northeast, southeast and southwest Urban Growth Areas prepare area redevelopment plans develop a city wide area planning program prepare planning & design guidelines for established neighbourhoods IMPLEMENT THE CAPITAL CITY DOWNTOWN plan DOWNTOWN ARENA BUILDING DESIGN
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jasper avenue new vision - phase 1

capital boulevard ceremonial street

legislature grounds redevelopment

expansion of downtown universities and college royal alberta museum Central Warehouse Housing Incentive Program Warehouse campus neighbourhood central park downtown stormwater drainage backbone Green and walkable downtown integrate low floor lrt within the downtown fabric High profile downtown bikeway downtown river valley promenades Central gathering place for McKay Avenue prepare a developer servicing agreement strategy for park land prepare a parks-appropriate commercial zoning & development strategy implement the sanitary servicing strategy

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implement the asset management strategy

implement the sewer upgrading strategy

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GOaL twO: INteGRated LaNd USe aNd tRaNSpORtatION prepare transit oriented DEVELOPMENT (TOD) GUIDELINES prepare transit oriented DEVELOPMENT (TOD) REGULATIONS prepare transit oriented development (tod) plans prepare transit oriented development (TOD) IMPLEMENTATION STRATEGY CONSTRUCTION OF SOUTHEAST AND WEST LRT
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GOaL thRee: COMpLete, heaLthy aNd LIVabLe COMMUNItIeS prepare new neighbourhood design guidelines implement new neighbourhood design guidelines develop planning & design guidelines for mature neighbourhoods develop an infill strategy and action plan
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develop a greenways strategy

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develop a community facility land demand assessment develop municipal reserve accounts management strategy develop park reinvestment and rehabilitation strategy develop a strategy to provide varied housing choice, incorporating housing for various demographic and income groups in all neighbourhoods

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develop a housing type distribution strategy

develop a strategy to encourage affordable housing during infill development develop and implement a city-wide public spaces strategy develop and implement a plan/strategy for public space and municipal parks in the downtown develop a park land redevelopment levy strategy develop parks surplus guidelines develop a cultural recreational needs assessment GOaL FOUR: URbaN deSIGN develop edmonton view protection guidelines

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develop viewscape management practices implement major city entrance corridors design guidelines develop a green building policy and plan implement the edmonton public art master plan (map) develop a cornerstore revitalization program IMPLEMENT THE QUARTERS DOWNTOWN develop recreation and social facilities to serve residents develop emergency service and police stations

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develop a strategy for walkable, accessible and mixed use commercial development develop design guidelines for new large scale commercial centers develop an archaeological plan create a cultural landscape inventory develop creative solutions and incentives for historic resource conservation develop a parks, walkways and tree retention program to protect the green legacy IMPLEMENT THE WEST ROSSDALE URBAN DESIGN PLAN RIVER CROSSING INITIATIVE GOaL FIVe: SUppORtING pROSpeRIty update the industrial land strategy

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develop an eco-industrial approach

initiate strategic economic development opportunities to capitalize on industrial growth IMPLEMENT THE EDMONTON ENERGY AND TECHNOLOGY PARK AREA STRUCTURE PLAN industrial plan implementation

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develop guidelines for industrial subdivisions to accommodate station area plan for Wagner lrt station industrial land supply and development monitoring

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program for revitalizing old underutilized industrial areas support the implementation of the art of living plan preparation and implementation of The Way We Prosper GOaL SIX: NatURaL eNVIRONMeNt develop a biodiversity plan

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develop and implement a biodiversity offset program implement the natural connections strategic plan implement the natural area securement strategy implement the natural areas acquisition strategy river valley and ravine management review ecological mapping project develop a parkland research and development strategy develop a water management strategy top of bank procedural manual

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environmental review of projects within and amendments to river valley bylaw implement the low impact development strategy

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implement the stormwater servicing strategy implement the biosolids management strategy

increase investment in natural areas develop a city-wide natural area system restoration plan city-wide natural areas management plan update develop a sustainable sites plan develop a creek bed restoration program for creeks in industrial areas Review Utilities on Parkland Guidelines implement the combined sewer discharge strategy implement the biosolids management strategy GOaL SeVeN: wORKING wIthIN OUR ReGION participate in capital region board subcommittees (PAG, TAG, IRTS, Affordable Housing) complete strathcona county / city of edmonton joint planning study undertake joint planning with neighbouring municipalities develop inter-municipal communication protocol and negotiation process

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GOaL eIGht: MaNaGING LaNd aNd ReSOURCeS Review and update City of Edmonton Oil & Gas policy c515 Organize and chair the Oil and Gas Advisory committee administrative Working committee for Contaminated Gas Stations Task Force application review for site contamination
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develop a risk management approach to planning around oil and gas facilities develop and maintain an information database on oil and gas facilities (wells, abandoned wells and pipelines) review and update the citys approach to catastrophic risk GOaL NINe: FOOd aNd URbaN aGRICULtURe develop a city-Wide food and agriculture strategy implement the city-Wide food and agriculture strategy establish a community based edmonton food policy council create a regional food policy council and food charter

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city of edmonton, sustainable development 5th floor, HSBC Building 10250 - 101 street edmonton, ab t5j 3p4 780-496-6054 www.edmonton.ca/thewayweGrow