City Initiatives

We know infill is going to be a big part of our future, and at the City of Edmonton we’re doing everything we can to make it a bright one.

Here, you’ll find just a few of the initiatives we’re working on:

Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (MNO) Review

On May 29, 2017, City Council approved changes to Mature Neighbourhood Overlay Regulations. The new regulations have been effective since September 1, 2017.

The Infill Design Competition

A challenge to architects, designers, and big thinkers to dream up new ways to design infill in Edmonton. Visit our project website at

Residential Construction Guide

A publication for builders created to ensure home builders are working to the highest standard. Chalk full of best practices and tips.

Work Site Code of Conduct

Site signage that encourages all workers to adopt best practices for construction on infill sites. 

The Construction Checklist for Neighbours

An information piece for neighbours of infill projects which focuses on how to resolve potential issues or concerns.

New Development Permit Notification Signs

Signs to inform residents of recently approved infill developments. Helpful for preparing neighbours for change and giving them a chance to reach out to builders before construction begins.

Increased Penalties for Offences

Amendments to our zoning bylaw that will increase penalties for developers in proportion to the severity of their offence.

Incentives for Protection of Mature Trees and Landscaping

Amendments to our zoning bylaw that will create minimum requirements for planting trees and shrubs and give developers more incentive to protect trees.

Infill Liaison Team

A dedicated staff that will provide communities with a single point of contact for development within their community.

Future Progress

These are just a few of the initiatives we’re working on, and we think they’ll all go a long way in making infill better in our city.

But it doesn’t end there. There are many other initiatives in progress, and proposed initiatives that are being discussed right now.

We’re doing this because we’re dedicated to making infill, from the construction to end result, a positive experience for all.

Initiatives to Improve Infill