Where is the Quarters?
This 40-hectare (100 acre) area extends from 97 Street to 92 Street, and from 103A Avenue to the top of the North Saskatchewan River valley. It provides easy access to the natural amenities of the City's river valley, arts, entertainment, and financial districts.
The Quarters includes the Boyle Renaissance, a made-in-community solution that will provide a range of market and affordable housing opportunities and a variety of services such as childcare, family services, cultural opportunities, park space and a community garden.
The Quarters Downtown urban design plan features 5 distinct districts or precincts. There are 4 'quarters'linked by The Armature, each having their own unique character and design.
What's Happening in the Quarters?
This City of Edmonton led redevelopment began with a community visioning process in 2006 that informed the Vision for the Quarters and the Urban Design Plan.
Today, the area is evolving toward achieving its vision of offering an environmentally-sustainable, walkable, diverse community for businesses, residents, and visitors. The Quarters Downtown's appealing design, inclusive housing, and green spaces offer abundant room for growth and redevelopment with the capacity to accommodate up to 20,000 people.
The Quarters Downtown complements the City of Edmonton's Downtown Plan and its vision of a vibrant, sustainable, well-designed, and accessible Downtown that attracts people and investment.
- A Community Revitalization Levy (CRL) finances implementation of Council-approves plans for The Quarters Downtown. The Quarters CRL began January 1, 2012 and ends December 31, 2031. The CRL Plan estimates total investment costs of $166 million to implement Council-approved outcomes for the area. Since the CRL's inception, City infrastructure investments have yielded more than $500 million in new developments that are completed, started, or planned.
- The Valley Line LRT (southeast-to-west) will connect The Quarters Downtown to Edmonton's many post-secondary institutions (the University of Alberta, Northern Alberta Institute of Technology, MacEwan University), to the University of Alberta Hospital and Royal Alexandra Hospital, and to southeast, central, and north Edmonton.
- The Armature - City investment transformed 96 Street from Jasper Avenue to 103A Avenue into the heart of the area.
A pedestrian-oriented street stretching four and a half city blocks, will include mid-rise, mixed-use residential development fronting the park. The Armature connects residents and visitors to the City's attractive parks and places to visit, including the River Valley and Louise McKinney Park.
More than $500 million in new and planned investments:
- Completed developments - $100 million:
- Projects currently under construction - $270 million:
- Edgewater on Jasper Phase II
- Ukrainian Canadian Archives & Museum of Alberta
- Five Corners Tower I (95 Street & Jasper Avenue)
- Hyatt Place Edmonton (96 Street & Jasper Avenue)
- Projects in planning - $170 million:
- Artists Quarters (96 Street & 102A Avenue)
- Five Corners Tower II (95 Street & Jasper Avenue)
- Boyle Renaissance Phase III (former York Hotel site)
- Numerous negotiations underway