Rezoning application number File # LDA20-0343, Woodcroft

Dear Woodcroft Residents,

The Woodcroft Community League has recently received information regarding a proposed rezoning of 2 properties in Woodcroft:

  • 13512 – 115 Avenue, currently zoned as RF1 (Single Detached Residential Zone) which has a one-story house on it, 

  • and 13530 – 115 Avenue, currently zoned as RF3 (Small Scale Infill Development Zone), which is a vacant lot full of overgrown weeds.  

Also, we were notified by the neighbors that there is a sign regarding the proposed rezoning on the property as of Sunday Nov. 22, 2020.  

 

The developer, Stoneriver Developments, wishes to have the 2 properties rezoned to RA8, Medium Rise Apartment Zone.  This zone allows for a building of up to 23 metres (6 stories) in height and would permit the following possible uses:  

As Permitted Uses:  

Child Care Services, 

Convenience Retail Stores,

 General Retail Stores,

 Supportive Housing,

 Health Services,

 Limited Group Homes,

 Lodging Houses,

 Minor Home Based Business,

 Multi-unit Housing,

 Professional, Financial, and Office Support Services,

 Secondary Suites,

 Specialty Food Services,

 Urban Garden,

 Fascia On-premise Signs,

 Projecting On-premise Signs.

 

As Discretionary Uses:  

Business Support Services

Duplex Housing

Fraternity and Sorority Housing

Garden Suites

Major Home Based Business

Personal Service Shops

Religious Assembly

Residential Sales Centre,

Restaurants,

Semi-detached housing that existed prior to Aug. 26, 2019

Single Detached Housing that existed prior to Aug. 26, 2019

Special Event,

Urban Outdoor Farms,

Freestanding On-premises Signs,

Temporary On-premises Signs.

 

Further details about RA8 can be found here:  https://webdocs.edmonton.ca/zoningbylaw/ZoningBylaw/Part2/Residential/220_(RA8)_Medium_Rise_Apartment_Zone.htm

 

This request for your input is the start of what may end up being a lengthy process that will culminate at a public hearing at city hall – so we need to get as much feedback as possible from our residents.  As residents, your feedback is essential so that we can adequately represent your position when we are dealing with the city, the developer, and the developer’s representatives. 

We ask that you address the following questions in a response to us:

  1.  Do you live in Woodcroft? Yes or No?

  2. If yes, how long have you lived in Woodcroft?  Choose one of the following:

- Less than 3 years?

- 4 to 9 years?

- More than 10 years?

3.  Did you raise a family in Woodcroft?

4.  Are you currently raising a family in Woodcroft?

5.  What is your reaction to the proposed rezoning and future development of the site?  Choose one of the following:

- I love it! This would be a welcome addition to the community.

- I like it.

- I’m not sure yet.

- I don’t like it.

- I hate it! I don’t want to see this development in the community.  

6.  Are you concerned about a new building on this site?  Choose one of the following:

Yes, 

No. 

7.  What are you concerned about?  Please provide details.

8.  Could there be a way to design the building that might address your concerns, or some of your concerns?  Yes, No, Maybe?

9.  What might help address your concerns?  Please provide details.

10. Is there anything else that you would like the Woodcroft Community League team to be aware of?  Please provide details.  

 

Please provide your feedback in writing to the Woodcroft Community League Civics Committee members:  

Linda Thiessen  at:  linda.thiessen@woodcroftcl.org   and

Ruth Lysak-Martynkiw at:   ruth.lysak-martynkiw@woodcroftcl.org

You may also wish to CC our Councillor Bev Esslinger:  bev.esslinger@edmonton.ca

Please quote File # LDA20-0343

 

If you prefer to answer the questions listed above by giving your feedback to the Woodcroft Community League using a Google form survey that you can fill out online, please access it by following this link: 

 

https://forms.gle/A8P2hMvcfJTWKzKb7


 

You will probably notice that the questions that we ask on behalf of the Woodcroft Community League are very similar to survey questions that are asked by the consultant company, Situate, who have been hired by the developer, Stoneriver Developments, to act on their behalf.  You can see their project page here: https://sites.google.com/situateinc.ca/stoneriverwoodcroft

We encourage you to also complete their survey.  However, it should be noted that there is no guarantee that they will share their survey results with the community league. The reason that we ask very similar questions is because the Woodcroft Community League needs to know what our residents think about the proposed rezoning and development in order for us to adequately represent your position.  

 

Thank you!

 

Woodcroft Community League Civics Committee

Linda Thiessen:  linda.thiessen@woodcroftcl.org

Ruth Lysak-Martynkiw: ruth.lysak-martynkiw@woodcroftcl.org

13915 115 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5M 4B6, Canada

(780) 451 - 8312

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