Building Belgravia Public Event
Belgravia residents and property owners are invited to an open house on November 22, to learn more about various roadway and park projects happening in and around the neighbourhood.
Learn how all the Belgravia projects fit together!
Date: Wednesday November 22, 2017
Location: St. Paul’s United Church 11526 76 Ave NW
City staff will provide information on Keillor Point (previously known as End of the World Park) and the Belgravia Community Traffic Management Plan, as well as Neighbourhood Renewal and Engage 106-76. We are also looking for your input on the paving stone color for the raised crosswalks.
This will be a drop-in event with no presentation.
The area locally dubbed as “The End of the World” is a site above the now-closed Keillor Road at the top of the river bank on Saskatchewan Drive in the Belgravia neighbourhood.
The area locally referred to as “The End of the World” is a site above Keillor Road (now-closed) at the top of the Saskatchewan Drive river bank in the Belgravia neighbourhood.
Large pillars of a former retaining wall remain at the site, which has been known to offer a view of Edmonton’s river valley and west Edmonton. Recession and slumping of the embankment, along with deterioration of the pillars, present a significant safety hazard. The area is restricted and the general public is prohibited from accessing the site.
In Fall 2015, the public was invited to participate in a survey looking for feedback on the options for development of a viewpoint at the site location. The outcome of the survey guided decisions to develop a concept design.
2018 - Construction
2016 - 2017 - Design and environmental reviews and approvals
October 2015 - Decision on moving forward with design based on public consultation results
A study was conducted on slope stability which recommended that a viewpoint be constructed on top of the current concrete pillars using the existing trails for access. The study also informed that vegetation on top of the bank should be left to help maintain slope stability. Improvements were suggested for access routes, barrier fences and a viewing area. All improvements considered will ensure safety and security at this location.
Although public access to the area is strictly prohibited, people continue to visit the site. The number of visitors has negatively impacted the community with increased noise, litter, parking and late night activity. In consultation with the Community League, the City is developing a plan to mitigate issues that may arise after the new viewpoint is constructed.
Traffic Management and Trial Measures Map
Work has begun on four major projects in Belgravia: The End of the World Park, Neighbourhood Renewal, Community Traffic Management and Engage 106-76. This one construction project brings together the planning and feedback we received from many Edmontonians on each of the individual projects and we anticipate that it will be complete in Fall 2018.