Development Projects

Capital Projects Update Q1 2018

Since the re-organization and project management changes over the past three years, Council has been receiving updates on our significant Capital Projects three times a year. Significant capital projects included all projects over $20 million.  This approach enabled Council to monitor projects more effectively, improve communication between departments and Council, and provide better information to residents of Edmonton…

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Lewis Farms Recreation Centre and Library Update

The West End of Edmonton has been in need of a large scale rec centre and library for quite a while. When door-knocking in Aldergrove, Belmead, La Perle, Lewis Estates, Rosenthal and Secord one of the most common questions I get is, “When will our rec centre be built?” When debating the 2015-2018 Capital Budget,…

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The 80 Storey Tower: Excellent Proposal, Flawed Process

Over the last three and a half years, I have supported a number of new towers across the city (ex: the CNIB building on Jasper Ave, the MacLaren on 124th Street, the Healy Ford project by MacEwan, the development in Windsor Park and many others). There have also been three tower proposals I did not…

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Downtown Minimum Bike Grid

On Tuesday October 11th, City Council unanimously voted in favour of a minimum bike grid for our downtown core. As bike lanes have been the most common issue raised over the last three years, I want to provide some additional information about where we have come from and where we are headed in 2017. Bike Lane…

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Northlands Vision 2020

Our Administration’s detailed analysis of Northlands Vision 2020 was released today. The full analysis along with the associated working papers can be found here. Generally, I use this blog to write about decisions that have already been made. As this is an important discussion, I thought it would be useful to share this information in advance. Once you…

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The Mezzo Project

Earlier today City Council voted in favour of the The Mezzo development just off Whyte Ave. On Monday City Council also voted in favour of a low-rise apartment building at 84th Avenue between 101st and 102nd Avenue. In both instances, I voted against the proposals. The focus of my post will be on The Mezzo…

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