3.14 A4 - Edmonton Valley Zoo Zone


To allow for development of the Edmonton Valley Zoo, a unique recreational and educational attraction, located in the North Saskatchewan River Valley, where visitors can view animals, plants, and other objects in nature through live animal displays, interpretation and conservation practices. Development is to be guided by Council approved Master Plans.

This Zone applies to the Edmonton Valley Zoo, located at Lot 13R Block 30, Plan 450MC, NW-24-52-25-4, NE-24-52-25-4, south of Buena Vista Road and east of 139 Street, as shown on Appendix I.

Community Uses
5.1. Child Care Services must comply with Section 6.40
5.2. Special Events must comply with Section 6.100.
Commercial Uses
5.3. The maximum Floor Area for Food and Drink Services is 500 m2 per individual establishment.
Sign Uses
5.4. Signs are limited to On-premises Advertising.
5.5. Signs must comply with Section 6.90.
Accessory Uses
5.6. Accessory Uses are limited to those required for the operation, administration, maintenance, customer information and service, temporary storage, and visitor amenities for the principal Use.
5.7. Indoor Sales and Services must only be an Accessory Use.


6.1. The maximum Height is 10.0 m.
6.2. Despite Subsection 6 of Section 7.100, the Development Planner may vary the maximum Height where:
6.2.1. features essential to the Use make the regulation unreasonable to comply with; and 
6.2.2. the design of the proposed development seeks to minimize the potential impact to the North Saskatchewan River Valley and Ravine System.
6.3. The Development Planner, in consultation with the City department responsible for ecological planning:
6.3.1. must require an environmental review where specified in an applicable statutory plan
6.3.2. must, where applicable, apply conditions to the Development Permit to ensure that the recommendations resulting from the environmental review are met; and
6.3.3. may refuse a Discretionary Development Permit application if they conclude, through the information collected in Subsection 6.3.1, that the environmental impacts of the proposed development cannot be adequately mitigated to the satisfaction of the Development Planner.