News roundup from May 2, 2018 information session for Holyrood Gardens



Here’s the news roundup covering the Holyrood Gardens Information Session on May 2, 2018. The Holyrood Development Committee delivered a flyer to virtually every residence in Holyrood. Thank you to the hundreds of people who came out to share their thoughts.

Do you have things you would like the Holyrood Development Committee to know before this goes to City Council? It’s not too late to add your voice. Share below in the comments section below.

“‘A step backwards:’ Holyrood residents disappointed with developer’s new design”…

“Revised proposal for Holyrood Gardens doesn’t win over neighbours”…/holyrood-gardens-project-edmonton-city-…

“‘It looks like a slum’: Holyrood neighbours disappointed at project’s new design”…/it-looks-like-a-slum-holyrood-…

“Holyrood Gardens revised plan misses mark again, residents say”




Holyrood Gardens Info Session – May 2, 2018

Regency Developments will present revisions to their rezoning proposal for Holyrood Gardens on May 2, 2018 at the Holyrood School from 5:30 to 8:30.

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The Holyrood Development Committee is looking forward to seeing a new proposal that gives consideration to the feedback shared during a joint workshop held April 7, 2018. This feedback included the following:

Community Contribution

  • Desire for affordable and family-oriented housing
  • Creation of a transit plaza (which will help improve pedestrian safety)
  • Support for the bench program


  • Create a predictable traffic flow pattern that minimizes short-cutting through neighbourhood, especially on 93 Ave.
  • Increase pedestrian visibility at parkade access points through changes to design

Open Space

  • Introduce pathways for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Improve access to LRT at both ends of platform

Built Form

  • Honour angular plane guidelines (which will see reduced heights but potential for increased site coverage)
  • Build engaging street environment


Feedback event planned April 12, 2018


Please join us
April 12th
6:30 – 8:30 pm at SEESA for a project
update and the chance to share your

HDC has been working together with Regency, the developer of Holyrood Gardens and City Planning. Our goal is to provide positive, proactive suggestions and ideas that could assist Regency to meet the specifics in the referral motion made by City Council in November. The motion stated that building heights and massing meet COE guidelines and that Regency work with the community to minimize traffic impacts to the neighborhood. HDC has been participating in discussions with Regency and various stakeholders. We will also be participating in design workshops on April 5th and 7th. We need your help! We are reaching out to the community and asking for feedback. We want to ensure that valuable ideas and insights are shared.

Developer and HDC to collaborate on updating the Holyrood Gardens proposal

The Holyrood Development Committee is beginning to together with City Administration and Regency Developments to address the motion made by City Council to refer the Holyrood Gardens proposal back to the developer.

The motion called for the developer to ensure that building heights and massing comply with the City’s guidelines for Residential Infill. The motion also directed the developer to work with the community to address and mitigate the traffic impacts of the development. HDC will be collaborating with Regency and seek to co-create a positive outcome for all stakeholders.

The HDC’s is seeking a thoughtful proposal that addresses these items and recommendations received after review of the proposal by the Edmonton Design Committee. The HDC will be engaging in conversations and design workshops with the developer to provide positive, proactive suggestions to address the specifics of the referral motion.

A community event will be planned in between the design workshops to inform about the design considerations and to secure additional input into the design workshops. The dates for the design workshops are being finalized and the date for the community event will be determined soon. The community event likely be at the end of March or the beginning of April. The hope is to complete the Holyrood Gardens project to June 25, 2018. Stay tuned for more details.




New vision Bonnie Doon Mall site is under development

Did you know that there are plans to redevelop the 30 acres of land around Bonnie Doon Mall? Morguard, a real estate company, is planning a major “mixed-use transit oriented development” in this location. The project will be phased in over the next 30 years.

They are reaching out to all communities in the area. Morguard is inviting you to share your vision for the land. You can share your ideas at the Inspiration Centre (just outside of the North entrance to Safeway. The first phase of public engagement, can be done in person at the Inspiration Centre, by email ( or by phone (780-900-8729). For the Internet aficionados, there is also an online survey. For more information visit their website at:

There are five guiding principles for the redevelopment, which aims to create a community that will draw people from around Edmonton. The principles are: Sustainable Development, Healthy Streets, Distinct and Authentic Design, Inclusive Public Spaces and Evolve Bonnie Doon. Examples of what these principles mean can be found in the Inspiration Centre.

Please share your ideas. Everything from urban design, affordable housing, senior housing, amenities, green space and more is open for discussion. Together we can build a vision for this very important community hub.


Open House planned for 9412, 9418, 9424 and 9420 83 Street NW

planning application (map) has been received for a rezoning of four neighbouring sites at 9412, 9418, 9424 and 9420 83 Street NW.

The applicant proposes rezoning the four neighbouring sites from Medium Density Multiple Family Zone (RF6 ), to Site Specific Development Control Provision (DC2). This proposed DC2 zoning would allow for a 5-storey residential building, with a mix of apartment units and rowhouse units.

Date: Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Time: 6-8pm
Location: South East Edmonton Seniors Association, Dining Room
9350 82 Street NW