Transit Oriented Development Guidelines

TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT GUIDELINES OPEN HOUSE
May 17th, 2011 – West End Christian Reformed Church
10015 149 Street, 6:30-9pm

Why is this important to you? The city’s plan is to increase the density of housing within
communities along the LRT line (along 156 Street in Glenwood). The proposed TOD
Guidelines have been drafted to guide commercial and multi-unit housing (duplex, row-
housing, and apartment housing) developments within 400m-800m of proposed LRT
station locations.

On May 17th, the City of Edmonton will be holding an open house and information

session for westend residents. A short presentation will be given at 7pm and members of
the project team will be available to answer questions

For more information on the guidelines, or to view the latest draft visit http://edmonton.ca/TOD

Introduction to Permaculture Workshop – April 2 2011

Introduction to Permaculture Workshop hosted by Roots and Wings Permaculture.

Who: Anyone who wants to learn about living sustainably, saving money, and likes eating nutrient-rich foods
What: Come to the Introduction to Permaculture Workshop
When: Saturday April 2 2011 from 9:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Britannia Youngstown Community Hall (15927 105 Ave)
Why: The Jasper Place Revitalization is about strengthening the vibrancy of the four communities within the revitalization. By using permaculture to improving the health and wellbeing of people who live in and around these communities, we can help strenthen the community as a whole.
How: Contact Jordan @ raw.permaculture@gmail.com or 780.999.6535 for information or Contact Wendy @ adminspr@telus.net to register.
Cost: $35.00 earlybird registration before March 20, $60.00 regular registration afterwards – Subsidized rates are available.

BONUS! All Participants will be treated to a locally produced lunch that highlights some of the wonderful foods that are grown locally, and are invited to stay for a potluck and movie with the Edmonton permaculture community following the workshop.

West LRT Update

City Council has approved a final conceptual design plan for the WLRT Lewis Estates-Downtown Corridor.  The approved plan does not incorporate any changes to the Jasper Place area from earlier drafts which were made available to the public.  The Glenwood CL is dissapointed that none of our recommendations regarding traffic flow, and business/residential access were incorporated in Council’s final decision. For more information, visit Edmonton.ca/LRTprojects

With this decision made, the League will be focusing it’s civic involvement on advancing the goals of the Jasper Place Revitalization Strategy, and pursuing a statutory land-use plan (Area Redevelopment Plan) for the Glenwood Community, in order to manage current and future redevelopment pressures.  We will be working closely with the West Edmonton Community Council and Jasper Place Revitalization Steering Committee on these efforts.

Pawn Shop/Pay Day Loan Development Application

This past month the Glenwood CL received notice that a Development Permit has been approved for 10060-156st to change the current use from “General Retail” to Minor Second Hand Store (Pawn Shop) with an Accessory Professional, Financial and Office Support Service (Pay Day Loans).  The notice and a map of the location are available below.

This application clearly runs contrary to the goals of the Jasper Place Revitalization and Stony Plain Road Business Revitalization Zone, and would likely be in violation of the Custom Commercial Overlay prescribed for future application on the Stony Plain Road corridor in the Jasper Place Revitalization Strategy.  The league executive has filed an appeal and we are preparing for a hearing date before the Subdivision and Development Appeal Board on either the 14th, or 16th of December.

For more information check back here, or watch your email inbox if you are on the Glenwood mailing list.

Local artists give snowy park splash of colour


It may be the middle of winter, but a local Edmonton park will become a lot brighter this week thanks to a group of Grant MacEwan University Fine Art students.

Butler Memorial Park, located a block west of MacEwan’s Centre for the Arts and Communications campus, will temporarily be the new home for nearly 30 first-year student sculptures.

Read More @ macewan.ca