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Frequently asked questions about the First Place Program.

May I buy a lot and build my own town home with First Place program funding?

No. The First Place program provides assistance by deferring the cost of the land portion of approved First Place development sites until the sixth year. Townhomes can only be purchased from the builders. First Place does not provide any direct program funding.

Is there a waiting list?

There is no waiting list maintained by the City. Each builder may maintain a list of individuals interested in specific sites. Those interested should make contact with the builders directly.

What do First Place townhomes cost?

All questions about costs, townhouse layouts, availability, etc., should be directed to the builder, either Landmark Group of Builders or Rohit Communities.

Will my property value be impacted?

Some residents have questioned if First Place housing will have an impact on the property value of neighbouring homes. In 2013, City Assessment staff created specific study areas for each First Place building site to help answer this question.

Staff monitor these sites each year to determine if the market value of properties located next to First Place sites respond differently than properties located next to undeveloped surplus school sites in other neighbourhoods. To date, staff have found no distinguishable assessment change between properties located next to First Place building sites and those located next to undeveloped surplus school sites in other neighbourhoods. The City will continue to monitor these areas annually.

For More Information

First Place Homes

Telephone

In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311

Email firstplace@edmonton.ca

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