The City of Edmonton is investing $56 million (Phase 1 2012-2016) in upgrading area drainage services to handle the higher density residential and commercial development zoning and to make land and streetscape improvements on 96 Street from Jasper Avenue to 103A Avenue.
Future phases are estimated at $110 million and will see additional infrastructure investments focus on park development and sidewalks and further streetscape and public realm improvements that will complete the public realm vision for The Quarters Downtown.
City investments will focus first on the transformation of 96 Street from Jasper Avenue to 103A Avenue. This area is referred to as The Armature–the heart of this redevelopment.
The Armature is expected to propel growth in the Quarters Downtown. It is the heart of the area, with commercial and residential buildings opening onto a pedestrian-friendly street. The Armature connects residents and visitors to the City’s attractive parks and places to visit, including the River Valley and Louise McKinney Park.
Boyle Renaissance is a special planning area within The Quarters Downtown Community Revitalization Levy Area Plan. This City of Edmonton-led redevelopment is located between 95 Street and 96 Street, extending from 103A Avenue north to the LRT tracks.
The Boyle Renaissance redevelopment will take place over a number of years and will create a community that brings together a range of affordable and market housing opportunities.
Phase I of the project, which includes the Boyle Renaissance Plaza and Melcor YMCA Welcome Village is now complete. Construction is also complete for Phase II, which includes the Renaissance Tower.
For more information, visit the Boyle Renaissance project page.
Hyatt Place Edmonton
The 13-storey Hyatt Place Edmonton is located at 96 Street and Jasper Avenue. The hotel features distinctive, iconic architecture and a high-end brand. There is commercial space for boutiques and restaurants located on the main floor.
Five Corners Residential Tower 1
Construction is underway on a 28-storey residential tower located at the intersection of Jasper Avenue and 95 Street. This high-rise tower will have a unique design with the first 4 storeys coming up to the street, and the remaining 24 storeys set back from the street. The building will contain approximately 285 residential units with a retail component on the main floor.
Ukrainian Canadian Archives and Museums of Alberta
The Lodge Hotel and Brighton Block buildings along Jasper Avenue are being restored and renovated as a new home for the Ukrainian-Canadian Archives and Museum of Alberta. Phase 1 of this $20 million project will be completed in 2015. For more information about the project, visit the Ukrainian Canadian Archives & Museum of Alberta website.
The Artists Quarters is a proposed new facility for artists and arts organizations and is another key project for The Quarters. It will be located at the corner of 102A Avenue and 96 Street. The project will contain approximately 64 live/work studios, 1, 2, and 3 bedroom residential units as well as a community space, shared library, workshop and community garden. There will also be space for non-profit arts organizations as well as performance and work studios.