Edmonton is one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada. To ensure Edmontonians have access to quality services from our city, densification is a must. As such, I support the intent of infill, but I think the policy needs some course correction to ensure it achieves our community’s goals. Zoning needs to encourage the right types of development along thoroughfares and transit access points. I support the use of garden and garage suites to allow for more housing options while maintaining the tradition of our neighbourhoods. I also believe there is a need to address the positioning of new housing developments on property lots as well as bylaw enforcement to protect neighbours.
As Councillor, I will review the infill policy - in close consultation with residents - to find solutions that support our city’s growth in a responsible manner.