City seeks final approval for proposed new Mature Neighbourhood Overlay
May 17, 2017 

The new rules for residential development in Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods have been finalized and are now ready for a City Council Public Hearing on May 29, 2017. This is the final step in the bylaw process. If passed at the public hearing, the bylaw outlining the new regulations will come into effect on September 1, 2017. 

Members of the public, stakeholders, and project collaborators are invited to register to speak directly with Council and share their feedback on the new regulations. 

City staff first presented the draft Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (MNO) amendments to City Council’s Urban Planning Committee on February 1, 2017. At that meeting, 26 members of the public, stakeholders, and project collaborators also expressed their opinions on the draft amendments directly to the Committee. Committee directed that the proposed changes move forward to public hearing with some adjustments.

With the final refinements to the regulations complete, all proposed changes are outlined in the Public Hearing report and bylaw amendments, now available online as part of the May 29, 2017 City Council Public Hearing agenda (Item 3.12).

Since 2015, the City of Edmonton has been conducting a review of the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (MNO) - a set of 24 Zoning Bylaw regulations that help ensure new housing in mature neighbourhoods remains sensitive to the surrounding community. The Review was Action 17 in Edmonton’s Infill Roadmap, a two-year work plan created in 2014 developed collaboratively by citizens, builders and City Administration to advance residential infill in Edmonton.