For the most current information on this project, please visit HomeEd’s project page.
In October 2022, following a competitive property listing process, City Council approved a recommendation that the Ogilvie Ridge Building Housing Choices’ site be sold to HomeEd, an Edmonton non-profit organization committed to developing quality and affordable housing solutions.
HomeEd plans to develop the site with a mix of affordable and market units with environmentally sustainable and accessible features.
HomeEd hosted two interactive workshops on November 23 and 24, 2022.
HomeEd will also lead engagement on a Good Neighbour Plan.
Public Engagement on Proposed Rezoning
The City has received an application for a proposed rezoning of this site. Please visit Engaged Edmonton to provide feedback by December 15, 2022.
Building Housing Choices
Edmonton is facing a critical shortage of affordable housing options. Nearly 1 in 7 households struggle to find housing that is affordable, safe and well-maintained. To address this gap, the City of Edmonton works with housing providers to create a range of affordable options through grants and land sales, including the use of surplus school sites through the Building Housing Choices program.
In 2015, City Council approved the 0.8-hectare surplus school site at 915 Ogilvie Boulevard NW for an affordable housing development. In 2020, City Council approved the relocation of the development to the southeast corner of the site.
In Spring 2021, residents, businesses and organizations in Ogilvie Ridge were invited to share input on the criteria for selecting a developer/operator to build and manage the development. This community feedback was summarized in a ‘What We Heard’ report and included with the competitive property sale listing completed in 2022.
The remaining 3.63 hectares of planned open space surrounding the housing development will be retained by the City and continue to serve sport, recreation and community uses as identified in the original Neighbourhood Structure Plan.