I am writing in response to your email of May 8, 2012 to members of City Council regarding the Mayfair North and South development proposals.
In regard to the Five Corners development (Corners Towers One and Two by GMH Architects), located at intersection of Jasper Avenue and 95 Street, this development proposal has been presented to the Edmonton Design Committee (EDC) on March 6, 2012, and again on May 15, 2012. On both occasions the EDC recommended non-support of the project, requiring additional information. Also, to-date no development permit application has been made.
In regard to the Mayfair North project, development permits were issued for both Mayfair South (10037 - 109 Street NW) and Mayfair north (10803 - Jasper Avenue NW) in August of 2009. The Mayfair South project is nearing completion, and the Mayfair North project proceeded as far as demolition of the existing building.
The development review of both of these projects followed due process including review by the EDC. The EDC in their letter of January 21, 2009 recommended support of both projects with conditions. In addition, the development decisions of both projects were Class B Discretionary approvals that required notification of the adjacent property owners. Both permits cleared the notification periods with no appeals.
On the Mayfair North site, a new development application has been made (project 83209561-007 was submitted on March 6, 2012) to revise the project (to reduce the number of Dwellings to 192 from 471 and to reduce the number of storeys to 10 from 16). This application also went before the EDC on March 6, 2012 and received support with conditions. This new development application is still under technical review and no decision has been made. Like the original permit, this application is a Class B Discretionary development and any approval would be subject to the right of appeal.
A copy of your email concerning the project's architecture has been attached to the current development file. Should the project be approved, you will have the opportunity at that time to make an appeal to the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board.
Finally, for your reference, the EDC’s agendas and minutes are available on the City website at the following link:
Should you have any questions regarding these development proposals, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Peter Odinga, Senior Development Planner, Central Area
Sustainable Development, Current Planning Branch