Edmonton's Infill Roadmap is the City's work plan to advance residential infill. It has guided Administration's work internally and with residents and partners, as changes are made to current practices and rules and new activities completed to support new housing in established neighbourhoods.
The 23 Actions contained in the Roadmap work to help us better communicate, remove barriers to building infill, and support the development of more infill in our city.
This roadmap recognizes that the needs, priorities, and aspirations of Edmontonians are changing. Our population is one of the youngest in the country, with a significant number of residents in their mid-twenties to early thirties. Our city is also home to a growing number of seniors. No matter how young or old they are, more and more of our residents are looking for homes near great services and amenities.
The first step in creating the Roadmap was asking Edmontonians to share their experiences and thoughts about infill and neighbourhood change. Together, we built a shared story, including successes, challenges, and ideas for advancing infill in Edmonton. This city-wide conversation helped us understand what we need to do most to make infill easier and better for everyone involved – residents, builders, neighbourhoods, and the City.
Between November 2013 and June 2014 more than 1,000 people took part in the discussion. Their contributions helped us identify the actions in this document. We also worked with the Infill Action Collaborative, a diverse group of 30 who helped us build on what we heard from the public conversation to begin to draft actions. We’ve crafted this roadmap based on their work, the collective ideas from all participants, and a commitment to change.