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Project Update - February 2019

Thanks to everyone who dropped by the Strathcona Neighbourhood Renewal - Preliminary Design Event on February 5 to share your input on the plans before the project proceeds to construction in 2019.

Attendees had the opportunity to view the preliminary designs for new and renewed infrastructure in Strathcona, including:

  • Upgraded residential streets, with measures to slow traffic
  • Improved connections for people who walk and bike
  • Enhanced park and green spaces

Attendees also had the opportunity to participate in the Sidewalk Local Improvement decision. Property owners were mailed a package dated January 21, 2019 which included information about the sidewalk Local Improvement and a form for those who wished to petition against this reconstruction. Forms must be submitted within 30 days. For property owners in Strathcona, the deadline for the petition is February 20, 2019.

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Neighbourhood Reconstruction

Learn more about what you can expect in your neighbourhood during construction.

This is your neighbourhood. Please subscribe to receive project updates, and watch for information about the Pre-Construction Event that will be held in March 2019.

About the Program

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

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

Neighbourhood Reconstruction

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.

Strathcona Neighbourhood Renewal

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Project History

Project Update - September 2018

On September 26, the City shared and collected input on the Strathcona Neighbourhood Renewal Final Concept Design, which incuded:

  • New road surfaces, sidewalks and street lights
  • Improvements to park spaces and new parklets
  • New bike lanes on 87 Avenue, 98 Street and 100 Street
  • Traffic calming measures to reduce speeding and shortcutting
  • Improvements to pedestrian crossings and connections

What We Heard - Final Concept

Event Materials:

Display Boards
FAQ
What We Heard
Traffic Map
100 Street Bike Facility Map
87 Avenue Bike Facility Map
Combined Bike Facilities Map
Neighbourhood Concept Plan Map

Newsletters:

Newsletter - September 2018
Newsletter - June 2018
Newsletter - January 2018

Previous Public Engagement Surveys

During the public engagement process for Strathcona Neighbourhood Renewal, the project team has used surveys as a tool to collect public input to inform the final design which was presented in September 2018. The surveys posted here are for reference only, the period for feedback on these specific questions has closed. Hundreds of factors needed consideration including input from the nearly 9,000 residents who live, work and play in Strathcona, each with individual needs, desires and opinions.

While all resident and stakeholder input and technical factors were considered, it was not possible to meet every need; compromises and trade-offs had to be made. The final design is the result of months of listening, learning, understanding, creating and balancing those needs. Decisions were made with both today and the future in mind, as the new infrastructure will be in place for the next 40 to 50 years.

Final Concept Design Survey - September/October 2018
Bike Lane Options and Comment Form - June/July 2018
Draft Concept Design Survey - June/July 2018
Proposed Design Options Survey - April/May 2018
Neighbourhood Visioning Survey - January/February 2018

Strathcona Neighbourhood Renewal Public Event - June 2018

On June 20, the City shared the draft concept design for the Strathcona neighbourhood. The design included measures to reduce speeding and short-cutting, new bike infrastructure, pedestrian crossing enhancements/improvements as well as improvements to park spaces including Fred A. Moire Park and Tubby Bateman Park. Attendees also participated in a discussion on Councillor Henderson’s motion for a 30 km/h design speed for the entire neighbourhood.

In August, the project team for Strathcona’s neighbourhood renewal met with the public in the community's parks to discuss various draft concepts.

Materials:

Display Boards
Draft Concept Design
Park Improvement Site Plans

Public Engagement Drop-In - April 2018

The City held a drop-in session on April 19 where attendees could engage with the project team to learn more about Strathcona area projects including neighbourhood renewal, Saskatchewan Drive Rehabilitation, Scona Road/Saskatchewan Drive Right-Hand Turn Improvement and Centre Line LRT.

What We Heard

Display Boards:

Strathcona Neighbourhood Renewal
Centre LRT Study
Saskatchewan Drive and SUP
Scona Road/Saskatchewan Drive Right Turn Improvement

Fact Sheets:

Building a Greater Strathcona
Scona Road/Saskatchewan Drive Right Turn Improvement

Ideas and Options Workshop - March 2018

The City held a workshop on March 21 to discuss ideas and options that could be incorporated into the 2019 neighbourhood renewal.  The sharing and gathering of feedback will help to refine the draft project vision and principles.

Workshop Materials:

Presentation
Fact Sheet

For More Information

Becky Redford

Email becky.redford@edmonton.ca

Building Great Neighbourhoods

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

Email buildinggreatneighbourhoods@edmonton.ca

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