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Project Update - November 2018

Highlands Renewing Local Infrastructure Event was held on November 19 to gather feedback on the preliminary plans for new infrastructure in your neighbourhood. Preliminary plans showed improvements of:

  • Upgraded residential streets with measures to slow traffic
  • Improved connections for people who walk and bike
  • Enhanced parks and green spaces including Ada Boulevard

The preliminary plans are based on the feedback received throughout the public engagement process, which started in January 2018, including the last event in September 2018. The designs also consider technical constraints, City policies and programs and available budget.

At the event, the project team also provided information about the next steps, decorative lighting and construction which will begin in 2019.

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About the Program

Highlands has been chosen for reconstruction beginning in spring 2019 with completion expected for 2021.

Neighbourhood reconstruction is a type of neighbourhood renewal that involves road reconstruction and repaving, as well as replacement of streetlights and reconstruction of sidewalks, curb and gutter. Alley renewal is not part of neighbourhood reconstruction. It also includes the opportunity for two local improvements, sidewalk renewal and decorative streetlights.

A series of public events will be scheduled which will give residents the opportunity to view the design plans and discuss details with the project team.

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Project History

Project Update - September 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the September 27 event for Highlands Neighbourhood Renewal and sections of Ada Boulevard. We value the feedback received on the draft concepts at the event.

The public engagement event introduced options for streets and intersections, walkways and connectivity, bike routes and infrastructure, and enhancing public parks and green spaces.

The following few months will be used to fine-tune the design based on public feedback, and to more fully develop the technical and other elements of the plans. The Preliminary Design will be shared with residents in November/December 2018, prior to construction in spring 2019.

What We Heard - September 2018

Exploring the Possibilities - June 2018

During two identical public outdoor events, residents and stakeholders explored a variety of possibilities for enhancements on Ada Boulevard and ways to slow traffic throughout Highlands. Participants were asked to provide their level of comfort on examples of pedestrian and bike facilities, crossings and traffic calming, community connections, open spaces and gathering places.

Renewing Ada Boulevard - Reporting Back

The construction of Ada Boulevard will be completed with the upcoming neighbourhood renewal work in Virginia Park (2018), Bellevue (2018 - 2019) and Highlands (2019 - 2021).

As a follow-up to the workshop at the Highlands Golf Course on January 22, 2018 and the online survey that was accessible between February 7 - 19, 2018, the City of Edmonton has compiled, analysed and integrated your input in the Renewing Ada Boulevard - Reporting Back report. Your feedback has helped to refine the design option for Virginia Park and will shape the process and future design for Bellevue and Highlands.

Neighbourhood Vision Workshops - April 2018

On April 14 and 17, 2018, Building Great Neighbourhoods held two workshops to help refine the project vision and identify important elements for renewing infrastructure in Highlands.

Attendees participated in a neighbourhood walk followed by a workshop where their input will help to identify areas in Highlands that could be improved upon as part of the renewal project.

A summary of the insights received during these engagement activities is available in the What We Heard Report (Phase II).

Stakeholder Outreach Workshop - February 28, 2018

Businesses and organizations in Highlands were invited to a stakeholder workshop to learn more about the Highlands neighbourhood renewal. This was a facilitated workshop to provide the initial opportunity for ideas for what the community, as a whole, is hoping the renewal work will achieve. Themes from this session will be presented at the public meeting in April.

Workshop Presentation

Community Conversation - January 2018

On January 22, the City hosted a community conversation to discuss the future renewal initiative for Ada Boulevard. The importance of this initial conversation was to understand how Edmontonians enjoy and make use of the boulevard. Future discussions are expected and will build upon what was learned.

For More Information

Sherry Wallace


Building Great Neighbourhoods

All additional inquiries or escalations can be directed to the Building Great Neighbourhoods team, or by calling 311.


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