Building Great Neighbourhoods is a long term initiative that coordinates the efforts of three City of Edmonton programs – Drainage Neighbourhood Renewal, Neighbourhood Renewal and the Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program – to renew, replace and enhance infrastructure in neighbourhoods across Edmonton.
As every neighbourhood is different, the investments made through the Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program are unique to each neighbourhood.
By coordinating work with other departments, the City ensures that disruption is minimized and investments are maximized to enhance the livability of neighbourhoods.
In 2013, the Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program is investing approximately $8 million in the following neighbourhoods:
Argyll Great Neighbourhoods Capital Investments
Design work for the great neighbourhoods investments will occur in 2013. This includes benches and some trees in green spaces outside of the Argyll District park area and a neighbourhood sign.
In addition to these investments, a sidewalk connection will be made to the community league.
Canora Great Neighbourhoods Capital Investments
Construction of lighting and upgrade of the walkway to meet standards of a shared use path along 149 street from 102-107 Avenue. This pathway will provide a connection to the river valley.
In addition street furniture such as benches and picnic tables will be installed along the new shared use path and in St. Anne’s park that will follow the same look and feel as the work occurring along Stony Plain Road as part of the Jasper Place Revitalization.
Clareview Campus Great Neighbourhoods Capital Investments
The City of Edmonton is creating walkway connections that will link the Clareview Recreation Centre and amenities with the LRT Station. The two walkway connections:
- Link connection from the most North West parking lot towards the LRT parking lot.
- Link from the farthest East corner of the LRT parking lot to the site Park Drive.
Delton Great Neighbourhoods Capital Investments
Design work for trees to be planted along 123 Avenue from 90 - 97 Street. Some scoping work to be completed along 124 Avenue to ensure conflicts like utilities are identified.
Downtown Great Neighbourhoods Capital Investments
The City of Edmonton is investing in the downtown to renovate five blocks of 108 Street between 99 Avenue and 104 Avenue. The streetscape improvements will transform this street into a premiere address to be called Capital Boulevard.
Gold Bar Great Neighbourhoods Capital Investment
Relocation of the sewer lines in Gold Bar Park to accommodate development on the park site. This work will service both the community league building and the spray park.
Hazeldean Great Neighbourhoods Capital Investments
Pathway connection from the ravine to 93 street. Design work for the installation of park furniture such as benches, garbage cans and picnic tables.
Both the park furniture and a gravel trail from 93 - 99 Street along the greenway will occur in 2014.
Montrose Great Neighbourhoods Capital Investments
A pathway will be constructed that will be an extension of the 121 Avenue on-street bike route that will be installed in 2013 from Victoria Trail to just west of 69 Street. The path will connect this substantial east-west route across Wayne Gretzky Drive, a major barrier, to the Northeast LRT trail that runs into downtown Edmonton.
The pathway construction is a partnership with Sustainable Transportation.
North Glenora Great Neighbourhoods Capital Investments
Scoping and design of neighbourhood signage at various access points into the community.
Woodcroft Great Neighbourhoods Capital Investments
A sidewalk connection in Woodcroft connects residents to local amenities like the community league building.
A new boulevard is built along Woodcroft Avenue that will also have new trees planted.
Future Neighbourhood Redevelopments & Improvements
In addition to the design and construction of these projects, the Building Great Neighbourhoods Initiative also engaged residents in the neighbourhoods of Cromdale, Glenora, and Laurier Heights to explore the kinds of neighbourhood improvements they would like to see in their neighbourhood.
These neighbourhoods will be under construction in 2014/2015.