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Planning and Development Initiatives


The Planning and Development Department is involved in facilitating many city-wide projects in Yellowknife. Explore some of the Department's initiatives by clicking on the left hand side of this screen.

For more information about a specific initiative please contact the City at 867-920-5614 or e-mail us!

School Draw Parking and Gateway Node

 In the 2017 Budget, Council approved funding to complete improvements to the parking lot on the corner of School Draw Avenue and Franklin Avenue.

This lot connects several of Yellowknife's natural and developed areas, and provides a location for services including recycling, sewage pump out, and parking which will be maintained and improved. Public involvement will ensure that the enhancements made to this area will create an attractive gateway node to Yellowknife's historic Old Town district.

Click here to learn more. 

Capital Area Development Plan Open Houses

The City of Yellowknife has completed the draft Capital Area Development Plan and would like to thank residents for viewing the draft plan, attending any one of the open house sessions on November 22 and 23, 2016, and/or commenting on PlaceSpeak to discuss future initiatives within the Capital Area.

Click here for more information.

Engle Business District Phase 2

The Engle Business District is an industrial park located on Deh Cho Boulevard with direct access to Highway No. 3, the Yellowknife Airport, and the Kam Lake Industrial Park.   Phase 1 of the Engle Business District development originally started in 2007 and the last of the lots were sold in the summer of 2016.  

Click here for more information.

Grace Lake North Recreational Spaces Consultations

In November, 2016, the City of Yellowknife held consultation sessions and an online survey regarding the planning of a system of trails, green spaces and public amenities in and around the Grace Lake North residential subdivision. Thanks to all residents who participated!

The Grace Lake North Recreation Spaces Consultation Report is available for review.

 Twin Pine Hill

The City of Yellowknife is working with residents to design a public trail system on Twin Pine Hill, located off Franklin Avenue between Downtown and Old Town. Since February, 2016, multiple public engagement sessions have been held on Twin Pine Hill, online, and at City Hall with extensive public participation.

Visit Twin Pine Hill Trails page, found in the left menu, for more information.


Small Lot Housing Initiative

As part of the City's research and consultation surrounding Small Lot Development, a major online survey was conducted. Over 400 people responded - more than any previous survey.

Results from the survey can be found here.

Be sure to check back for results and information on future consultations and events.


50th & Franklin

Staff have taken their consultations on the future of 50th Street & Franklin on the road. Recent visits included Ndilo and Dettah, where members of the Yellowknives Dene First Nation - young and old - shared their visions for downtown.