Old Strathcona is a unique and vibrant area in Edmonton. It is a cultural hub, tourist destination, historical asset, business district, and an important transportation network in addition to being home to thousands of people.
As the City of Edmonton implements The City Plan and plans for a population of 1.25 million people, the Whyte Avenue primary corridor is identified as a priority growth area.
The City anticipates significant population growth within this first population horizon. So how should our public spaces (parks, plazas, alleyways and streets) adapt as a result? The Old Strathcona Public Realm Strategy will work with Edmontonians to create a next-generation vision for public spaces in this area.
The Public Realm Strategy will make public space improvements a priority through a series of short, medium and long-term recommendations. These will include opportunities to discuss the Mass Transit Strategy and also support a range of land uses, landscapes and amenities.
The plan will add to the vibrant and diverse opportunities for people to live, work and play within Old Strathcona, surrounding neighbourhoods and through connections to the river valley.
Beginning in June, the City will be connecting with Edmontonians to gather ideas and collect feedback to inform recommendations of the strategy. Check back regularly for updates on upcoming engagement opportunities.
The Prairie Sky Gondola
The proposed Prairie Sky Gondola is not a City of Edmonton project. A land lease agreement for the proposed gondola will be discussed at City Council later this year. Should the gondola subsequently move forward, the City will carefully consider the best integration of proposed station sites within the Old Strathcona Public Realm Strategy area. For questions and information related to the gondola, please visit www.prairieskygondola.com.