Bylaw 15039 was adopted on April 15, 2009. This Bylaw amended the Zoning Bylaw 12800 to rezone the majority of the properties within The Quarters Downtown plan boundary to (DC1) Direct Development Control Provision. The development regulations guiding development of The Quarters Downtown are available in the City's listing of Direct Control Provision (DC1) areas, listed under The Quarters.
Five distinct districts or precincts make up The Quarters Downtown. There are 4 “quarters” each with a unique character and design. At the centre of the four quarters is the pedestrian-focused main street known as The Armature.
The Armature is a contemporary, pedestrian-focused green street around which the four quarters radiate. The Armature is planned to include mid-rise, mixed use developments enriched by the public art and planting details along the periphery.
This quarter is an extension of the downtown and the arts district. It provides a high quality public realm that will accommodate civic and provincial institutions along with medium- and high-density residential development.
This quarter is named as it was the location of Edmonton’s original downtown. The importance of preserving buildings with historic significance is recognized. New development in this quarter will enrich the experience of the area and complement the historic surroundings.
This quarter is a continuation of the residential neighbourhood to the north. It will contain lower density housing forms that are compatible with the residential character of the surrounding neighbourhoods.
Five Corners Quarter
This quarter is named after the five corner intersection at 95 Street and Jasper Avenue. This quarter provides the greatest densities and building heights of all of the quarters.