Over a year and a half ago, the owner of the Jasper Gates site started engaging with the surrounding communities to talk about the future of that site.  For those unfamiliar with the site, the area is at 149th Street and Stony Plain Road. The Jasper Gates site is currently a low density commercial area…

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As you know, this project is behind schedule. The major delay was the level of asbestos that was in the building. After addressing that, they were looking to open this fall but there was a flood in late July that caused another delay. While they were hoping they could make up the time, the last…

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On December 15th, it will be 10 years since the Valley Line West LRT route was approved. I remember that Council meeting well as I was attending on behalf of the Meadowlark Community League and as a local resident who lives within a block and a half of any of the three routes that were…

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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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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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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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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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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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