Pleasantview Community League

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Community & development


Historical Setting of Pleasantview:

Close to Southgate Mall, the area's most prominent feature is its elevation - hence the name Pleasantview. Portions of Pleasantview have been part of Edmonton since 1914 and much of the land was originally subdivided and sold to WWII veterans. Many of the 1940s-era bungalows are now being replaced with larger homes. This beautiful community is filled with mature trees and open spaces with recreational facilities for all seasons. People are friendly and notably take pride in their properties, offering a pleasant view and an accent to the neighbouring communities and the greater city of Edmonton.

The neighbourhood hosts many facilities and services nearby for a very local feeling. Elementary and secondary schools, churches, shopping malls, grocery stores, libraries, many other retailers and proximity to the Whitemud freeway and Calgary Trail/Gateway Blvd. (Hwy 2) makes this an ideal neighbourhood for anyone working in the greater Edmonton area who wants to live in a place the caters to a full choice lifestyle that keeps it local.

Located in the south central part of the greater Edmonton area the geographic boundaries of Pleasantview are north of 51st avenue to 61st Avenue and east of Click To Zoom In111th Street to 104th Street (Calgary Trail/Hwy 2 south). Pleasantview is surrounded by the following communities: Allendale, Calgary trail north, Empire park, Malmo plains, Lendrum place and Parkallen. The Whitemud Creek and Millcreek ravines are nearby, providing river valley access and a variety of biking and walking trials. The trail networks are used frequently and are great places to enjoy the green spaces in the city of Edmonton.

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Pleasantview Today:.

City zoning and development in Pleasantview:

The development of the Good Samaritan site on the corner of 105th street NW and 56th Avenue NW.

On October 26 2009, Edmonton City Council approved a zoning bylaw change for the former Good Samaritan site on the corner of 105 St and 56 Ave.  The site is now zoned to accommodate a residential complex consisting of 172 units spaced throughout 4 buildings (two 4-storey buildings and two 3-storey townhouse blocks).  The bylaw also is very specific about the design of the structures and the layout of the site.  Full details can soon be found on the city's website ( under Bylaw 15246.  It appears a development permit has recently been taken out.  Expect construction to begin in the near future.  Thanks go out to the members of the Pleasantview Community League Development Committee who helped deal with the City and the developer.  The Committee’s hard work and persistence helped bring this development in line with the City's Residential Infill Guidelines.


Hotel / Casino Development ?

The City is currently reviewing an application to rezone the old Husky site (4607 Calgary Trail & 4710 Gateway Boulevard, immediately south of the Calgary Trail Superstore) from a Highway Corridor Zone to a DC2 Site Specific Development Control Provision.  The ultimate aim of the developer is to accommodate a mixed use development with a hotel, an apartment hotel & two office buildings with complimentary uses (which could include business support services, convenience retail stores, exhibition & convention facilities, government services, casino & other gaming establishments, bars, restaurants, etc.)  The proposal is for 4 slim high-rise towers set back on low-rise podiums & active commercial frontages.  Maximum height 80m/24 storeys; maximum suites 375 hotel & 300 apartment hotel.   Opinions, questions and comments can be directed to City of Edmonton Planner Livia Kellett, Planning Services-South, Land Use Planning Policy, phone 780.496.6295 or email .

Mature Neighbourhood Overlay:

"The purpose of this Overlay is to ensure that new low density development in Edmonton’s mature residential neighbourhoods is sensitive in scale to existing development, maintains the traditional character and pedestrian-friendly design of the streetscape, ensures privacy and sunlight penetration on adjacent properties and provides opportunity for discussion between applicants and neighbouring affected parties when a development proposes to vary the Overlay regulations." (City of Edmonton 2007).

This Overlay applies to all Sites zoned RF1, RF2, RF3, RF4 and RF5 within the areas shown on the Appendix to this Overlay.

For more information please visit the Edmonton Zoning Bylaw.

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