Off-Street Parking Regulations
Edmonton’s Zoning Bylaw requires new developments, including homes, schools, offices and stores, to provide a minimum number of off-street parking spaces.
The Zoning Bylaw also requires parking stalls to be provided when someone starts using a building in a new way, for example a restaurant becoming a daycare or a convenience store turning into a medical centre.
Off-street parking requirements are intended to accommodate the people visiting or living at the property and to reduce the parking spillover onto other properties or onto the street.
However, these parking requirements can also make homes more expensive, create empty spaces or prevent new businesses from opening.