Holyrood Gardens: July 12, 2017 Open House Reports

202 visitors completed the HDC exit survey!


ExitSurveyBoxOn July 12, 2017, a formal Open House regarding rezoning of Holyrood Gardens was hosted by the City at SEESA. Many of the 317 registered visitors shared detailed feedback with the City through post-it notes and comment forms. Over 200 people completed the HDC’s exit survey. The City and the HDC both produced reports outlining what was heard (see City’s Report, see HDC’s Report). Photos are also available.

The HDC’s report exit survey indicates over 75 per cent of survey respondents strongly or somewhat oppose the development as proposed. Residents raised concerns about density, traffic and the size of the development. Many people echoed our concerns about the lack of information provided and poor disclosure of the project’s intentions, traffic impacts and design solutions.

See here for photos.


HDC delivers flyer to households

Regency Developments is not required to notify everyone in Holyrood of the Open House or their rezoning proposal for Holyrood Gardens.

To ensure everyone in Holyrood is aware of the rezoning proposal and the Open House, the Holyrood Development Committee delivered a flyer to every house, apartment and facility in the neighbourhood.

Holyrood Gardens: Rezoning application submitted

Regency Developments has submitted the rezoning application to the City of Edmonton. The city has set up a website to keep residents informed on its status: edmonton.ca/HolyroodGardensRezoning

Here is the Urban Design Brief as of March 2, 2017. At the current stage, questions and feedback can be directed to the planner assigned to the project, and to our Ward 8 Councillor.

Holyrood Gardens: Pre-Application Meeting – Jan. 19, 2017

Regency Developments and their consultant Stantec held a second pre-application meeting on Thursday, January 19 2017. Two options for developing the site were presented, both involving high-rise towers:

  • Option A involves seven narrower towers from 10 to 22 stories in height.
  • Option B involves seven wider but shorter towers from 12 to 20 stories in height.

See the photos below from the open house showing both options and their impacts, and some of the feedback provided by community residents.

Holyrood Gardens: Pre-Application Meeting – Nov. 9, 2017

Stantec and Regency held an open house on Wednesday, November 9 2016 to show community residents what they are hoping to build, answer questions, and solicit feedback from the community about the plans.

Turnout at the open house was excellent, with one estimate of about 400 people from Holyrood, Strathearn, Idylwylde, and Bonnie Doon communities attending, representing numerous age groups and demographics providing feedback.

See the photos below from the open house, including design concepts the developer is hoping to replicate, and some of the feedback provided by community residents.

Photos are available here.