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The City owned 5 lots of surplus land in Riverdale, located on 92 Street and south of 102 Avenue.




Next Steps

A recommendation to sell the land to Right at Home Housing Society at a below-market rate was approved by City Council on November 9, 2020.

Right at Home Housing Society will lead a public engagement process to seek residents’ feedback on a Good Neighbour Plan and certain building design elements. Updates will be made available on this page. Sign up for the mailing list to receive updates. 

Project Background

On April 30, 2018 City Council’s Executive Committee asked the City to explore options and determine feasibility of affordable housing on this lot. As part of this, the City created a committee to engage with community members and housing providers.

The expression of interest (EOI) was closed on March 28, 2019. Five submissions were received. An extension was granted until June 28, 2019 to complete submissions.

Following evaluation, Right at Home Housing Society was selected as the recommended builder for 10 units of near-market affordable housing. Right at Home Housing Society is a community-based, not-for-profit charity dedicated to delivering safe, stable, and affordable housing.

City Council approved a recommendation to sell the land to Right at Home Housing Society at a below-market rate on November 9, 2020. 

Previous Public Engagement

The City conducted a series of information and public engagement sessions, including an online survey, in early 2019 to collect input on the EOI and to create spaces for community members to share their perspectives on the surplus lots.

Thank you to everyone who attended an information session and an open house at the Riverdale Community League on January 26, 2019 and February 2, 2019, respectively.  These sessions provided an opportunity for residents to learn more about the City-owned Riverdale lots, Council motion and Administrative initiative to work with the residents and housing providers before reporting back to the City Council. 

Meeting Materials:
What We Heard Report
Presentation Poster Board - January 26, 2019
Presentation Poster Board - February 2, 2019

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the timeline of this project?

The City and Right At Home Housing Society will undertake public engagement in early 2021. 

The final design, rezoning (if required), construction and occupancy will follow. No timeline is available for these steps.

Why are more non-market and affordable housing options being added?

Riverdale currently contains 14% affordable housing which is below the 16% target set by City Council. As such, Council has directed administration to assess options and feasibility for affordable housing on this building site.

Will the natural, protected area around the lots be maintained?

The Council motion is limited to the 5 lots. It does not include any of the surrounding land.

How will input be used?

The City used the input gathered in 2019 to shape an Expression of Interest (EOI). This EOI was sent out to housing providers, providing an opportunity to let the City know if they are interested in developing these lots.

More input on a Good Neighbour Plan and some design elements will be collected in 2021.  

For More Information

Affordable Housing and Homelessness

Affordable Housing and Homelessness, Social Development Branch
18th Floor, Edmonton Tower
10111 104 Avenue NW
Edmonton AB  T5J 0J4


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