Highrise Apartment Zoning - Edmonton Insight Community

data.edmonton.ca | Last Updated 18 Sep 2018

This was one single topic among many from Part 1 of the March 2017 Mixed Topic survey. To view the survey questions, click on the following link: https://www.edmontoninsightcommunity.ca/R.aspx?a=1583&as=y9uZ0LU45H&t=1 Open from March 14 - 21, 2017. At the time the survey was launched survey invitations were sent to 6696 Insight Community Members. 1850 members completed the survey which represents a completion rate of 28%. A total of 1869 respondents completed the survey: 1850 Insight Community Members and 19 using the anonymous link(s) which will have no demographic info. Column definitions can be found as an attachment to this dataset (under the About option, in the Attachment section).

Tags: highrise apartment zoning, zoning, insight community

This dataset has the following 65 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeSample Values
ResponseDateresponsedatecalendar_date
CompletionDatecompletiondatecalendar_date
Q1_HighRise_Downtownq1_highrise_downtownnumber
Q1_HighRise_Central core neighbourhoods, excluding downtownq1_highrise_central_core_neighbourhoods_excluding_downtownnumber
Q1_HighRise_Main Street corridors (pedestrian-focused shopping areas)q1_highrise_main_street_corridors_pedestrian_focused_shopping_areasnumber
Q1_HighRise_Along major transportation corridors only (avenues and busy streets)q1_highrise_along_major_transportation_corridors_only_avenues_and_busy_streetsnumber
Q1_HighRise_Transit Centres, LRT Stations, malls, and similar transportation hubsq1_highrise_transit_centres_lrt_stations_malls_and_similar_transportation_hubsnumber
Q1_HighRise_Established low density neighbourhoods (infill in existing low-density residential areas)q1_highrise_established_low_density_neighbourhoods_infill_in_existing_low_density_residential_areasnumber
Q1_HighRise_New neighbourhoods (developing suburban areas)q1_highrise_new_neighbourhoods_developing_suburban_areasnumber
Q1_HighRise_None of the above - Edmonton should only allow tall residential buildings on a case-by-case basis.q1_highrise_none_of_the_above_edmonton_should_only_allow_tall_residential_buildings_on_a_case_by_case_basisnumber
Q1_HighRise_I don't knowq1_highrise_i_don_t_knownumber
Q2_HighRise_Tall residential buildings should always allow for non-residential businesses like commercial retail shops, day care, cafes, and live-work unitsq2_highrise_tall_residential_buildings_should_always_allow_for_non_residential_businesses_like_commercial_retail_shops_day_care_cafes_and_live_work_unitstext
Q2_HighRise_Low density residential uses such as houses and duplexes should not be allowed on a site zoned for high density residential apartmentsq2_highrise_low_density_residential_uses_such_as_houses_and_duplexes_should_not_be_allowed_on_a_site_zoned_for_high_density_residential_apartmentstext
Q2_HighRise_The rules for tall residential buildings should be based on how the area is planned to redevelop with less emphasis on what is already built around itq2_highrise_the_rules_for_tall_residential_buildings_should_be_based_on_how_the_area_is_planned_to_redevelop_with_less_emphasis_on_what_is_already_built_around_ittext
Q2_HighRise_The rules for tall residential buildings should be based on how the area is already built, with less emphasis on how the area is planned to redevelopq2_highrise_the_rules_for_tall_residential_buildings_should_be_based_on_how_the_area_is_already_built_with_less_emphasis_on_how_the_area_is_planned_to_redeveloptext
Q2_HighRise_I want to know exactly what a tall residential building will look like (more certainty) even if it means no opportunity to adapt over time (less flexibility)q2_highrise_i_want_to_know_exactly_what_a_tall_residential_building_will_look_like_more_certainty_even_if_it_means_no_opportunity_to_adapt_over_time_less_flexibilitytext
Q3_HighRise_A 14 storey building is a high-riseq3_highrise_a_14_storey_building_is_a_high_risetext
Q3_HighRise_It is ok to allow the first levels above ground of a tall residential building to be for parking as long as it is hidden behind retail or residential units.q3_highrise_it_is_ok_to_allow_the_first_levels_above_ground_of_a_tall_residential_building_to_be_for_parking_as_long_as_it_is_hidden_behind_retail_or_residential_unitstext
Q3_HighRise_Tall residential buildings should always have activity on the ground floor, either as outward facing residential units or commercial retail units.q3_highrise_tall_residential_buildings_should_always_have_activity_on_the_ground_floor_either_as_outward_facing_residential_units_or_commercial_retail_unitstext
Q3_HighRise_Non-residential activity on the ground floor is not important (it could be visible parking structure or inward-facing residential)q3_highrise_non_residential_activity_on_the_ground_floor_is_not_important_it_could_be_visible_parking_structure_or_inward_facing_residentialtext
Q3_HighRise_The City should require larger 3+ bedroom units in all new tall residential buildings.q3_highrise_the_city_should_require_larger_3_bedroom_units_in_all_new_tall_residential_buildingstext
Q3_HighRise_The regulations should allow more development to happen (i.e. more height or density) if certain public benefits are provided by the builder.q3_highrise_the_regulations_should_allow_more_development_to_happen_i_e_more_height_or_density_if_certain_public_benefits_are_provided_by_the_buildertext
Q4_HighRise_for buildings that are taller than the adjacent street right-of-way is wideq4_highrise_for_buildings_that_are_taller_than_the_adjacent_street_right_of_way_is_widenumber
Q4_HighRise_allow high density residential developmentq4_highrise_allow_high_density_residential_developmentnumber
Q4_HighRise_allow non-residential uses that are supportive of residential usesq4_highrise_allow_non_residential_uses_that_are_supportive_of_residential_usesnumber
Q4_HighRise_manage the negative impacts tall buildings can have in relation to sun, wind, context, and civic life.q4_highrise_manage_the_negative_impacts_tall_buildings_can_have_in_relation_to_sun_wind_context_and_civic_lifenumber
Q4_HighRise_introduce performance standardsq4_highrise_introduce_performance_standardsnumber
Q4_HighRise_the building should form an appropriate relationship between the activity on the street and the building facadeq4_highrise_the_building_should_form_an_appropriate_relationship_between_the_activity_on_the_street_and_the_building_facadenumber
Q4_HighRise_tall buildings should frame the edges of streets, parks, and open spaceq4_highrise_tall_buildings_should_frame_the_edges_of_streets_parks_and_open_spacenumber
Q4_HighRise_tall buildings should follow a classic form and consist of three carefully integrated parts: a base building (podium), middle (tower), and top (skyline feature)q4_highrise_tall_buildings_should_follow_a_classic_form_and_consist_of_three_carefully_integrated_parts_a_base_building_podium_middle_tower_and_top_skyline_featurenumber
Q4_HighRise_tall buildings should provide opportunities for high-quality landscaped open space on-siteq4_highrise_tall_buildings_should_provide_opportunities_for_high_quality_landscaped_open_space_on_sitenumber
Q4_HighRise_building entries to face the street, and coordinate with external spaces, like transit stations, and plazasq4_highrise_building_entries_to_face_the_street_and_coordinate_with_external_spaces_like_transit_stations_and_plazasnumber
Q4_HighRise_other (please specify)q4_highrise_other_please_specifynumber
Q4_HighRise_I don't knowq4_highrise_i_don_t_knownumber
Q5a_HighRise_The top of the tower should add visual interest to the building and the skylineq5a_highrise_the_top_of_the_tower_should_add_visual_interest_to_the_building_and_the_skylinetext
Q5a_HighRise_The top of the tower does not need any specific design consideration, a flat top is fineq5a_highrise_the_top_of_the_tower_does_not_need_any_specific_design_consideration_a_flat_top_is_finetext
Q5a_HighRise_The top of the tower is an important part of the building and the design should be carefully considered for all buildings in the RA9 zoneq5a_highrise_the_top_of_the_tower_is_an_important_part_of_the_building_and_the_design_should_be_carefully_considered_for_all_buildings_in_the_ra9_zonetext
Q5a_HighRise_The top of the tower is an important part of the building and the design should be carefully considered only in specific areas (central areas, river valley)q5a_highrise_the_top_of_the_tower_is_an_important_part_of_the_building_and_the_design_should_be_carefully_considered_only_in_specific_areas_central_areas_river_valleytext
Q5b_HighRise_Assuming the same amount of Floor Area, the regulations should encourage tall, slender buildings.q5b_highrise_assuming_the_same_amount_of_floor_area_the_regulations_should_encourage_tall_slender_buildingstext
Q5b_HighRise_Assuming the same amount of Floor Area, the regulations should encourage broad bulky buildings.q5b_highrise_assuming_the_same_amount_of_floor_area_the_regulations_should_encourage_broad_bulky_buildingstext
Q5b_HighRise_The existing 45 m maximum height (approximately 14 storeys) is the right amount for the highest density and tallest standard zone in the City of Edmonton.q5b_highrise_the_existing_45_m_maximum_height_approximately_14_storeys_is_the_right_amount_for_the_highest_density_and_tallest_standard_zone_in_the_city_of_edmontontext
Q5b_HighRise_Additional height should be allowed for the standard high rise apartment zone.q5b_highrise_additional_height_should_be_allowed_for_the_standard_high_rise_apartment_zonetext
Q5c_HighRise_Stepbacks should be required on all sides of the building to create a podium, as shown.q5c_highrise_stepbacks_should_be_required_on_all_sides_of_the_building_to_create_a_podium_as_showntext
Q5c_HighRise_Stepbacks should be required only on the side(s) of the building that abut a street.q5c_highrise_stepbacks_should_be_required_only_on_the_side_s_of_the_building_that_abut_a_streettext
Q5c_HighRise_Stepbacks should not be required, but different rules should apply depending on whether there is a podium or not.q5c_highrise_stepbacks_should_not_be_required_but_different_rules_should_apply_depending_on_whether_there_is_a_podium_or_nottext
Q5c_HighRise_Stepbacks should have different rules depending on the width of the adjacent street(s).q5c_highrise_stepbacks_should_have_different_rules_depending_on_the_width_of_the_adjacent_street_stext
Q5c_HighRise_Stepbacks should not be required.q5c_highrise_stepbacks_should_not_be_requiredtext
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