Neighbourhood renewal work is complete for 2020 in the Highlands Neighbourhood! Construction began in April and was completed on October 16, 2020. During the 2020 construction season, we completed the following:
- Replacement of neighbourhood sidewalks, curbs and gutters and roads between 63 Street and 51 Street from 112 Avenue to 118 Avenue
- Street light upgrades are continuing to be installed by EPCOR Technologies
Due to cold weather constraints, there are some areas that still require sod placement, mainly from 51 Street to 54 Street.
The Highlands neighbourhood renewal is a 3-year construction project scheduled to take place from spring 2019 to fall 2021. Year 3 construction will commence in spring 2021.
Open Space Renewal
In July 2020, the City started renewal work on the 5 parks and green spaces that were selected for upgrade based on the public engagement results. Below is a summary of the progress made over the construction season and the planned work remaining.
Buttercup Farm Park
Concrete has been completed for the plaza and walkways. Final landscaping and furniture installations (new benches, trash cans and landscape boulders) is planned for spring 2021. The fence will remain until the final landscaping work is complete, as there are currently open excavations making the site unsafe for public access.
Betty Stanhope-Cole Park
The renewal work at Betty Stanhope-Cole Park is complete and it is open to the public.
Henry Martel Park
The renewal work at Henry Martel Park is complete and it is now open to the public.
Ada Boulevard and 52 Street
Renewal work has been completed for this park. The site will remain fenced off until summer 2021 to ensure the hydroseed for the naturalized grasses begins to germinate.
118 Avenue and 66 Street Streetscape
Streetscape work is now complete and the sidewalk is open to the public.