Hangar 14 - Heritage Development
Address: 11410 Kingsway NW
Land Area: 5.89 acres or 2.38 hectares (approximately)
Asking Price: open to offers
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Photo credit: Alberta Aviation Museum
The City is seeking proposals to rehabilitate Hangar 14 which will enable the Alberta Aviation Museum to continue to lead in the preservation, education and promotion of Alberta's rich aviation history.
Hangar 14, located north of Kingsway Avenue in the developing Blatchford neighbourhood, is an 84,400-square-foot open-beam warehouse with continuous spans of over 110 feet. The one-storey rectangular structure also features office areas and lean-to additions on the east and west sides. It sits on 5.89 acres of land.
Hangar 14 is a legally protected Provincial and Municipal Historic Resource. Any additions or alterations must be approved by both the City of Edmonton and the Government of Alberta.
All proposals must include and assume the Aviation Museum Lease and their space requirements. Additional consideration will be given to applicants who incorporate the Aviation Museum into their long-term plans within the building.
Assumption of the Aviation Museum Lease until May 2028, preference will be given to applicants that incorporate the Aviation Museum into the future development and identifying their intentions to establish a long-term commitment with the Aviation Museum.
Acknowledgement of the involvement or assistance of any licensed real estate brokers if applicable.
Applicant's proposed conditions and closing date.
Future use/development description. Can include any or all of the following:
Descriptions of previously completed heritage projects demonstrating experience in both rehabilitating and operating.
(Please indicate whether these developments are within Edmonton or other municipalities).
Descriptions of non-heritage projects recently completed, or undergoing construction. Please indicate whether these developments are within Edmonton or other municipalities.
Identification of any financial partners including any commitment letters outlining their financial support which demonstrate the financial capability of the proponent in taking over the property.
A capital renewal plan* addressing the issues and concerns raised in the studies and assessments completed by the City. The capital renewal plan would need to outline the intended scope of work upon acquisition of the facility and a timeline for completion, at a minimum, the work required to ensure the short and long-term integrity of the building and safety of the occupants.
An ongoing operating, maintenance and renewal plan* describing how the building will be maintained in good working condition, safe and structurally sound. This includes annual preventive maintenance plans, capital renewal plan, capital reserve strategy, heritage management plan and risk management plan.
* The shortlisted / selected proponent(s) will be required to complete a comprehensive capital renewal plan and ongoing operating, maintenance and renewal plans as a condition of the sale agreement. The cost estimates provided in the studies and plans will need to reflect the full cost of implementation, that is reflect the design and project management costs in addition to construction costs and escalation costs for future years. The studies and plans will need to be completed by registered professionals, stamped and sealed per the Engineering and Geoscience Professions Act and Architect Act.
All costs associated with the development of this site will be borne by the Buyer including roadway modifications, upgrading and modification/relocation of existing services.
The preparation and submission of, and all discussions or other proceedings relating to, a submission will be conducted at the sole cost of the applicant. The City will not be responsible for any costs incurred by an applicant in the preparation or submission, including any costs incurred by the applicant to attend meetings or make presentations relating to its submission, or in any participation of the applicant in negotiations or finalization of the Sale Agreement and Affordable Housing Agreement or Lease, as applicable.
The City reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to exercise any or all of the following rights, to:
By submitting, the applicant specifically agrees that it will have absolutely no claim against the City or any of its employees, advisors or representatives for anything resulting from the exercise of any or all of the rights set out in this listing. Without limiting the generality of the foregoing, the applicant agrees that in no event will the City, or any of its employees, agents, advisors or representatives, be liable, under any circumstances, for any claim, or to reimburse or compensate the applicant in any manner whatsoever, including, without limitation for the costs of preparation of the submission, loss of anticipated profits, loss of opportunity or any other matter.
This listing is only intended to solicit interest and information from potential buyers or tenants, and does not create any legally binding arrangement with the City. This listing is governed by the law applicable to direct commercial negotiations and therefore this listing will not give rise to any Contract A based tendering law duties or any other legal obligations arising out of any process contract or collateral contract. Neither the applicant or the City has, or will have, the right to make a claim of any kind, whatsoever, against the other, with respect to the award of a contract, the failure to award a contract, or the failure to honour a response to this listing.
All costs associated with the development / redevelopment of these properties including but not limited to roadway modifications, upgrading, modification/relocation of existing services, required by any new development / redevelopment will be borne by the Buyer.
These properties are being sold on a strictly "as is", "where is basis". Any representations or information regarding the size, configuration, dimensions, zoning, utility services, environmental quality/liability, soil conditions or developability with respect to the property are taken and relied upon at the Buyer's sole risk; the Buyer has an obligation to ascertain the accuracy of all such information.
GST is not included.
The City of Edmonton Heritage Conservation program provides a rehabilitation grant of up to 50% of eligible costs to a maximum of $500,000 in matching grants. In order to maximize the $500,000 grant, an owner would have to undertake a minimum of $1,000,000 in eligible rehabilitation work.
It is highly recommended that owners email the Heritage Conservation Unit prior to any rehabilitation work being undertaken.
As a designated Provincial and Municipal Historic Resource, Hangar 14 is legally protected from demolition or inappropriate alteration. Owners are required to undertake the proper rehabilitation of the buildings, in accordance with the applicable Designation Bylaw and the Standards and Guidelines for the Conservation of Historic Places in Canada, and to the satisfaction of the Heritage Conservation Unit.
After the initial rehabilitation work is completed, an owner is eligible to access maintenance grants from the City on a 5-year repeating cycle. These grants address the maintenance of the identified historic elements of the building, and are up to 1/3 of eligible costs, to a maximum of $100,000 in matching grants.
Designated Provincial and Municipal Historic Resources also qualify for conservation grants from Alberta Arts, Culture and Status of Women. For more information, please see Historic Resource Conservation Grants.
"The Alberta Aviation Museum is a museum on a path to sustainability. It’s built on the passion and hard work of volunteers, staff, and leaders who already know something the city might not yet recognize: The legacy of Edmonton’s aviation story helped shape the city we know. Blatchford Field is a small place where big things happened. Where Edmonton’s role as a healthcare, educational, political, and commercial anchor for the province and the north played out on a daily basis. Where men and women learned to serve and to fly. Where entrepreneurs took an idea and turned it into an enterprise." (Blueprint for Sustainability Plan 2019-2021, Alberta Aviation Museum)