FROM THE CHAIR
September 29, 2020
As we move into the fall season, I would like to provide you with a brief update on the latest developments arising from the association.
The City Plan:
Between September 14th and September 16th, City of Edmonton Council held a public hearing, followed by deliberations regarding the City Plan (the City's upcoming Municipal Development Plan). Please click here for a briefing note that includes the report presented to Council in addition to UDI-ER's publication on the City Plan, Building our City Together, UDI Edmonton's commentary on the Draft City Plan.
Moving forward, UDI-ER will continue to work together with City Administration as a key stakeholder on this significant file - specifically relating to the Growth Management Framework.
UDI-ER Core-Redevelopment Webinar:
Thank you to everyone who participated in last Thursday's webinar, which featured topics related to UDI-ER's Core-Redevelopment Committee. We had a very thoughtful and informative discussion featuring three UDI-ER members: Adil Kodian (Rohit Group), Henry Edgar (Edgar Developments), and Kevin McKee (Pangman Development Corporation). These companies are undertaking some of the biggest and most exciting redevelopment projects in the City.
The conversation focused on core redevelopment in the city, key challenges and determinants to achieve success. Particular areas of discussion included the City Plan's goal towards intensification in the core, costs (taxes and fees) and infrastructure.
It is important that as City Builders, we continue to have constructive conversations about these challenges and how to overcome them together. To view this conversation in its entirety - along with all of our previous UDI-ER Webinars - please click here.
Upcoming UDI-ER Webinars:
With the impact of Covid-19 creating obvious challenges with the logistical aspects of hosting in-person events, we are continuing on with our UDI-ER Webinar series. Please check your e-mail for upcoming invitations to the following webinars:
Thursday, October 15th - Featuring: Tracy Allard, Minister of Municipal Affairs, Government of Alberta
Thursday, November 19th - Featuring: Steve Lafleur from the Fraser Institute
Topic: Government Spending
Thursday, December 17th - Featuring: Bruce Alton from A-Partners Ventures Inc.
Topic: Artificial Intelligence
Chair, UDI-Edmonton Region