Community leagues up in arms over Edmonton zoning plan

EDMONTON – A contentious zoning bill regulating infill housing in mature neighbourhoods could be sent back for a lengthy makeover if several community leagues have their way.

The bill coming before executive committee Monday would allow homeowners to subdivide 50-foot (15 metre) lots, would increase opportunities for duplex and semi-detached homes in single-family zones, and would lay out the rules for when homebuilders can add suburban-style front garages.

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