About Blatchford

Blatchford development artist's rendering

Creating a new urban experience

Blatchford is not a business as usual development. It’s a new way to design a community. A new way to approach sustainability. A new way to live.

It’s a development that will transform 217 hectares (536 acres) of land in the heart of the city into an inclusive, family-oriented, sustainable community. Blatchford will demonstrate, in a real and measured way, what a sustainable future will look like.

Blatchford's vision

Blatchford will be home to up to 30,000 Edmontonians living, working and learning in a sustainable community that uses 100% renewable energy, is carbon neutral, significantly reduces its ecological footprint, and empowers residents to pursue a range of sustainable lifestyle choices.

Blatchford’s design

  • Housing for all stages of life, including family-friendly urban homes
  • A town centre featuring retail, offices and homes
  • Streets designed for walking, cycling and use of public transit
  • 20% affordable housing, including potential student housing for NAIT
  • A large central park and abundant open spaces
  • Development of urban agriculture including community garden plots
  • A large stormwater lake, with natural landscaping on the west side and a boardwalk on the east side
  • Excellent access to the LRT and transit
  • Combined with a district heat system, Blatchford will ultimately use 100% renewable energy
  • Carbon neutral development

Pre-construction work at Blatchford began in summer 2014. On August 8, 2015, site grading began for the first phase of residential development and a section of the central park. The City of Edmonton is currently working on the plans for delivering an energy system in Blatchford that will achieve Council's vision for a carbon neutral community that uses 100 % renewable energy. A report on the energy system is anticipated to go before City Council in late 2016.


All improvements, amenities and land uses herein are proposed and information on properties and neighbourhoods, prices, plans, dimensions, features, amenities and/or other improvements is subject to change without notice. There can be no assurance that the current proposed improvements, plans or amenities will be completed. Map, plot plans and depictions of homes and other improvements are artist's conceptions and not to scale.

For More Information

Blatchford Project Office

Email blatchford@edmonton.ca