The city has among the highest requirements for parking in Canada, 2 stalls per home, but the council is considering reducing that to 1 stall in low-density residential areas.
Builders say that there is often not enough room on a potential infill lot to fit a home and parking.
The draft amendment to zoning rules could also include lower requirements in areas close to transit and measures to tackle on-street parking rules.
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Stakeholders in the Edmonton housing market are calling for easing of the city’s requirements for parking to aid infill building.