The City wants your big idea for Edmonton Exhibition Lands and you can tell us at exhibitionlands.edmonton.ca. You can also provide your idea through a more formal Requisition For Expression of Interest.
Keep an eye on what big ideas come forward from Edmontonians and watch the hashtag #ThinkBigYEG.
Guiding principles for the project were endorsed at Urban Planning Committee. These guiding principles were created with input from over 2300 responses and interactions with the public. They are the foundational principles that will help assess any big ideas that come forward for the area.
Council agreed to terminate a sponsorship agreement between the City and Oilers Entertainment Group. This decision means the Coliseum building will be permanently closed with no future reuse. This decision provides the opportunity to see wide open potential for the lands north of 118 Avenue.
The public launch of the idea generation for the entire 200 acres of Edmonton's Exhibition Lands is expected to launch soon. Watch for this at the beginning of April. This will include the lands only; there will be no re-purposing or reuse of any buildings on site.
The City is exploring how they might activate the parking lot at the north of the site during the spring and summer months with things like basketball, temporary skateboard facilities and movie nights. More to come as discussions happen with partners that might be interested.
The City continues to work on demolition costs for buildings on the site to inform future planning work, the area redevelopment plan and any future land sales. There are no specific demolition plans at this time.
Very high level Coliseum station LRT station designs have been developed. These designs will not proceed any further until the area redevelopment plan advances and adjacent uses and future development and fit can be considered.
On February 22, Administration took reports forward to Executive Committee which then went to City Council on February 27.
Council agreed to proceed with an idea generation phase starting in the first quarter of 2018 as well as the termination of the sponsorship agreement with Oilers Entertainment Group including the permanent closure use of the Coliseum building.
As dates are confirmed for information sharing or public engagement, they will be posted to the City's website. Sign up for the project newsletter for information on upcoming dates and next steps.