New rules recently outlined by the city will make it easier for Edmonton residents in mature neighborhoods to know what is planned on infill projects.
Projects approved on or after April 1, 2016 will now be required to display a development permit notifications on residential construction sites in mature and established neighbourhoods.
The visible, easy to understand signs will help keep neighbours informed about what is being built. The City hopes the signs will encourage better dialogue between residents and the developers and builders.
The mandatory signs must be posted near the sidewalk of the development within 14 days after they have been issued, and must stay posted until final occupancy is granted by the City.
Permit applicants will be responsible for making, posting, and maintaining the signs, which will be generated from a City-approved template. They have to include:
- Contact information for contractor, development permit holder and/or landowner
- The site address
- A brief plain-language description and/or graphic of what has been approved
- the City file number
- contact information for 311
Builders with developments that were approved before April 1 are encouraged, but not required, to post the signs.
If you have any questions about these permits, or any other aspect of infill development, please call 311 or visit the City of Edmonton website at http://www.edmonton.ca/city_government/urban_planning_and_design/residential-infill-guidelines.aspx