In 2006, the City of Edmonton approached the communities bordering Stony Plain Road west of 149 Street, Canora, West Jasper Place, Glenwood and Britannia-Youngstown, and asked what they imagined was needed to improve the quality of life. A dedicated group of volunteers formed the first steering committee and worked with the City to answer that question. Their work is captured in the Jasper Place Revitalization Strategy.
The people involved in the Jasper Place Revitalization Strategy envision:
- Feeling safe in our community
- Connecting our community
- Building our community
It's about creating a community where:
- People feel safe. Children can play freely, residents and visitors can walk and ride bikes safely and drugs and crime are under control. The Jasper Place area will be known as a safe community in which to live, work and play.
- Neighbours and business owners know each other and work together to resolve issues and create opportunities. Residents and business owners take pride in their community and share this pride through street appeal, cleanliness and events. A community newspaper and other efforts help to market a positive image.
- Jasper Place is the place to live and have a business. Store fronts are well kept, clean and bring pride to the area. Parkland, schools and pedestrian walkways have plenty of lighting. Sidewalks, roadways and signage are improved and safe for all users. Adult businesses are only a small component of area business.