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Supporting Residential Infill Construction in Edmonton

Supporting Residential Infill Construction in Edmonton

Between November 2013 and June 2014 more than 1,000 people took part in an Edmonton-wide conversation that helped us comprehend what we need to do most to make infill easier and better for everyone involved – residents, builders, neighbourhoods, and the City. Their contributions helped to outline a plan based on their work, the collective ideas from all participants, and a commitment to change.

  • Residential infill means new housing in established neighbourhoods. It includes new secondary suites, garage suites, duplexes, semi-detached and detached houses, row houses, apartments, and other residential and mixed-use buildings.
  • Established neighbourhoods are neighbourhoods that are primarily residential, mostly planned and developed before 1995, and generally located within the Anthony Henday.

More and more people are calling Edmonton home. By 2024 we will have a population of over one million. One million people and thousands of households with different housing preferences and needs: young and old, big and small, renters and owners, new Edmontonians and residents who have lived their whole lives in our city. Supporting residential infill in established neighbourhoods is an important way to help everyone find the right homes in the right communities.

Want to learn more? Read: The Benefits of Infill Homes and The Impact of Zoning on Infill Housing.

Supporting infill is also an important way to sustain our established neighbourhoods. Each of them has changed over time and will continue to evolve into the future. More new homes, different types of housing, and more residents will help ensure ongoing neighbourhood vitality. They will also help ensure that as a city we make best use of our existing infrastructure, as well as help to support the local businesses and amenities that make life in our communities great. Supporting more and better infill means that Edmonton and Edmontonians will continue to grow and prosper, now and into the future.

Number of Residential Infill Permits Issued in 2013:

  • 1,023 new apartment units in established neighbourhoods.
  • 7 new garage/garden suites in established neighbourhoods.
  • 143 new row houses in established neighbourhoods.
  • 272 new semi detached houses and duplexes in established neighbourhoods.
  • 280 new single detached houses in established neighbourhoods.
  • 276 secondary suites in established neighbourhoods.


If infill housing and living closer to best parts of the city have you intrigued, talk to us, about your options for building a custom home in Edmonton.