Open House: Final Draft Concept
Over 200 people attended the drop-in Community Open House on January 31, 2017, at the Forest Heights School. The purpose of this workshop was to:
- Present the draft concept for 101 Avenue for feedback, with a focus on the following questions:
- Is there anything missing?
- Does the concept address my concerns with 101 Avenue?
- Will the ideas presented help realize my hopes for 101 Avenue?
- Does the concept achieve the community vision for 101 Avenue?
- Share the next steps in the 101 Avenue project and short, medium and long-term implementation actions
- Invite the community to stay involved as the project moves forward
Materials from the Open House
A summary of all the feedback received at the open house, organized into themes and answers to questions submitted at the open house.
Background information on the history of 101 Avenue, the work done by the community, and the scope of the 101 Avenue Corridor Study.
Existing land use/building form, zoning, mobility network, and areas of high redevelopment potential. Information about a potential surplus land site adjacent to Fulton Ravine.
The draft concept that will be refined and brought forward to Council's Urban Planning Committee. Details on public realm (12MB), land use and building form (10MB), sustainability (11MB), and mobility elements (13MB).
Implementation plan, project next steps, and how the community can stay involved as the project moves forward.
About the Project
101 Avenue was once the primary route into Edmonton’s downtown from the east. The construction of Terrace Road and the James MacDonald Bridge in the late 1960s and early 1970s allowed traffic to bypass 101 Avenue and provided a more direct route to downtown.
The avenue’s right-of-way was originally built to accommodate higher volumes of traffic than has been experienced over the last few decades.
The Greater Hardisty Community Sustainability Coalition has engaged with various groups to determine how they can manage change, decline, and development in their neighbourhoods. Part of this discussion has centered around 101 Avenue, the main commercial road in the area.
The community has raised concerns about vacant commercial properties, crime, a lack of street identity, and a lack of services for residents. However, 101 Avenue has a lot of potential to become a more welcoming destination for the adjacent neighbourhoods and the broader east-Edmonton area.
The community has expressed a desire to develop a vision for the corridor and proactively work to shape the future of 101 Avenue. In response to the community’s energy and interest, the City is working on a Vision and Corridor Study for 101 Avenue.
The Hardisty cluster of neighbourhoods has active and engaged citizen groups whose input will be essential to the success of this project, and all are invited to participate in determining what the future holds for 101 Avenue.
The study area includes 101 Avenue and its adjacent properties from 79 Street to 50 Street.
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