The City is replacing the existing Mill Woods Transit Centre to offer a closer connection to the future Mill Woods Stop on the Valley Line LRT. This transit centre opened on April 25, 2021.
About the Project
This project is aligned with the Mill Woods Station Area Redevelopment Plan implementation. The new Transit Centre will be an approximate 1-2 minute walk (100m) from the future Mill Woods Stop on the Valley Line Southeast LRT Extension.
The transit centre has been designed to simplify transit to transit connections and will integrate with the future private development and active pedestrian transportation network in the area. This project aligns with the planned Transit Oriented Development (TOD) on the site.
Learn more about the history of public engagement.
Where We Are
Construction began in fall 2019 and was completed on time and on budget in late 2020. The work included:
Constructing the transit centre structure and covered walkway
Reconfiguring the existing parking lot
Reconstructing internal roads
Building the busway
This transit centre opened on April 25, 2021. The site has been designed for future expansion, Transit Oriented Development and integration with the Valley Line LRT, which is reflected in the current zoning for the site.
On September 16 2013, Council approved the Mill Woods Station Area Redevelopment Plan (Bylaw 16408). It recognizes the area's strategic location within southeast Edmonton and will guide its transition from a primarily low-density, auto-oriented environment toward a more vibrant, mixed-use community. This future development will complement the surrounding neighbourhoods and establish a true urban centre for residents in southeast Edmonton.
The goals of the Station Area Redevelopment Plan are to:
Determine a vision for transit oriented development in Mill Woods
Facilitate appropriate development in the station area
Respect the unique character and history of the Mill Woods area
In November 2013, City Council approved the Valley Line Southeast LRT Final Preliminary Design. In alignment with the Mill Woods Station Area Redevelopment Plan, the design included an LRT stop at Mill Woods Town Centre.
In December 2015, the City received a proposal to rezone the Mill Woods Town Centre Mall. Two open houses were held in May 2016 and March 2017 to collect feedback and provide information on the rezoning application. A total of 900 people attended these two events. The open houses included information on the proposed transit centre concept plan.
The rezoning application and the Mill Woods Station Area Redevelopment Plan were amended in April 2017. This amendment included the relocation of the Mill Woods Transit Centre to foster better integration with the future Valley Line Southeast LRT. The rezoning application and accompanying amendment to the Mill Woods Station Area Redevelopment Plan was approved at a City Council public hearing on July 10, 2017.