Building Great Neighbourhoods follows the City of Edmonton’s standard five-phase project stages model, with meetings hosted at three stages: Concept, Design and Build.
Meeting One - Concept Phase
The Building Great Neighbourhoods team (Drainage Neighbourhood Renewal, Neighbourhood Renewal and Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program) meet with the community league to explain the process and gather information that informs preliminary neighbourhood design. The team will do the following:
- Outline processes and timing.
- Ask about any community-led projects or initiatives that may be underway that could align with or impact opportunities for City neighbourhood capital investments.
- Hear suggestions for capital investments to improve pedestrian/cycling access and overall livability.
- Advise of the opportunities for decorative streetlights (requires a community-led committee, a Local Improvement tax levy to pay costs above standard lights, and 50% + 1 support from property owners).
Meeting Two – Design Phase
Neighbourhood residents and property owners are invited to a public meeting to review preliminary neighbourhood designs that show the work the City plans to do. The Building Great Neighbourhoods team will do the following:
- Inform residents how and why their neighbourhood has been chosen for reconstruction.
- Inform residents of the progress of the Drainage Neighbourhood Renewal in their neighbourhood
- Engage residents in reviewing preliminary designs and explain how their input will inform the surface infrastructure final design.
- Explain two Local Improvements (infrastructure projects that share cost between the City and residents: sidewalk reconstruction and decorative streetlights.
Meeting Three – Build Phase
Residents and property owners are invited to a final public meeting shortly after receiving a Local Improvement notice in the mail. The Building Great Neighbourhoods Team will do the following:
- Display and explain the final neighbourhood design, highlighting pedestrian and cycling accessibility and improvements to enhance the neighbourhood’s livability.
- Inform property owners of the Local Improvement process.
- Inform residents of what to expect during the two-year construction process.
When construction begins, residents are provided with construction bulletins and updates on the progress of reconstruction in their neighbourhood.