May 23, 2020

Rules around temporary patios, sidewalk cafes and outdoor retail expansions are relaxed so that tenants can create more space for customers.

Businesses now have the option to expand patio or retail space by following a set of guidelines and signing a declaration form.

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May 21, 2020

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep Edmontonians, contractors and City inspectors safe, the City is pleased to announce that it is now offering virtual safety code (building, HVAC, plumbing, gas and electrical) inspection options for certain construction projects.

May 1, 2020

We've been hearing from a lot of building owners that the federal rent relief program is too complicated, and might not help enough small businesses.

As written, the landlord would be required to:

- Forgive at least 25% of rent (while still paying 100% of commercial mortgages, utilities, and taxes)

- Sign a non-eviction clause

- Have a traditional commercial mortgage

- Vo...

September 26, 2019

The new MGA and City Charters have enabled municipalities sweeping new levy powers, which could mean that new developments pay for more City infrastructure and facilities in the future. NAIOP and our industry partners are working hard with the City of Edmonton on this important initiative.

Off-site levies are charges imposed at the time of subdivision (or development...

June 7, 2019

"Edmonton developer [and NAIOP Advocacy Committee member] Brad Hoffman got an email the other weekend that seemed like a minor miracle"

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NAIOP is supporting this initiative through the Urban Form Business Transformation Initiative. Check out thier latest updates here:

  • Subdivision Process Improvement: Submit your Endorsement Packages Online ...

June 15, 2018

NAIOP and 7 other business organizations have banded together to express our concern that commercial property taxes requisitioned by the City of Edmonton, and paid by businesses, have more than doubled in the last ten years. This has affected Edmonton’s competitiveness, small businesses confidence, attractiveness in national site selection, and overall employment....

May 3, 2018

Read the full article from our Cannabis Luncheon with Brad White: 

In April, NAIOP Edmonton asked the City of Edmonton not to include separation distances between alcohol and cannabis sales. The City will now have no separation distance r...

February 20, 2018

In 2017 NAIOP Edmonton met several times with TELUS on ways to successfully deliver TELUS PureFibre™ communications services to new commercial developments. NAIOP’s advocacy committee recently held a meeting with TELUS to review 2017, and we provided the team with candid feedback on servicing issues that we view to be of critical importance to our members. 

As valued...

January 25, 2018

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November 15, 2017

At NAIOP's Luncheon yesterday, Simon O’Byrne called for major updates to zoning to unleash pent up infill development at our luncheon on Wednesday. Read the Journal Article here:

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In The News: New cost-sharing pitch aims to open up Edmonton's industrial land

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