Public Consultation - September 2014
Through a series of open houses and an online survey, the City of Edmonton recently invited citizens to learn more about the Blatchford redevelopment and to provide their suggestions on what other sustainability and livability features might be considered for the community.
Thank you to everyone who provided their feedback. The feedback received was presented to Council on October 28, 2014, and is summarized in the Blatchford Public Engagement Report- September 2014.
The City has been working closely with a Stakeholder Committee, made of up of representatives from communities and businesses near the Blatchford redevelopment, to ensure those most affected are actively engaged in the development.
Past Public Consultation
From October 2011 to May 2012, the project team held over 100 meetings, and hosted three series of public workshops, while creating the Master Plan for the redevelopment.
In general, people told the City to stay the course with the “business as unusual” plan to redevelop the area. As well, many ideas and suggestions were shared that helped shape the Master Plan. Some examples are:
- More parking has been added around the community park for people visiting the area.
- Built form plans were changed to make housing choices more affordable.
- Novel ideas from the public on snow removal are being incorporated.
- Concerns over overall financial viability prompted the team to dedicate more land to development, without compromising amenities.
During the design team selection
The City of Edmonton held an international competition to select the design team that would create the master plan for the redevelopment. After five finalists were selected, the public was invited to review the concepts online and in person from early 2011.
Over 400 people submitted feedback, which was then used by the selection committee to aid them in choosing the successful design team, which was Perkins + Will. The comments were also carried forward and used to guide the development of the master plan.
For More Information
Blatchford Project Office