We are working to build a city where Edmontonians have the ability to live locally, with access to diverse and affordable housing options in communities that support their daily needs.
Re-purposing undeveloped City-owned building sites into housing will help meet density targets, take advantage of existing infrastructure, bring new families into existing communities, and help support sustainable communities.
In 2009, the City received 17 school sites that the Edmonton Public School Board no longer needed. Eight sites were developed into Seniors’ Housing. City Council approved nine sites for mixed affordable and market housing and created policy guidelines for their development:
The City recognizes that the new residential developments need to integrate well within the established communities. Discussions will take place with each of the nine communities with undeveloped building sites where a residential development has yet to be determined.