Public Engagement – Winter 2019
The City is gathering public input regarding design options for a redeveloped Butler Memorial Park. Your input will help inform a preferred design option for Butler Memorial Park Redevelopment. Help us identify community priorities by completing the online survey by Thursday February 7 at 11:30pm.
After a public hearing, Council supported our request to refer the bylaw back to Administration for reconsideration as an RF4 (semi-detached). The applicant has stated a desire to construct at least three units on the site. The community league looks forward to working with them and the surrounding residents on a design which allows for a gentle increase in density, without overtly impacting the surrounding properties.
The Glenwood CL is requesting feedback on a rezoning proposed for the corner of 163st and 97th avenue. If you live in the immediate area or have an interest in redevelopment in the community, Please read the following information and send us your thoughts via the comment form.
City Administration is proposing a large series of amendments to the Mature Neighbourhood Overlay (which establishes rules for the built-form of residential developments in mature communities) and a number of residential zones. The changes are being proposed as part of an implementation strategy for the Residential Infill Guidelines (policy passed in 2010 which lays out desired locations and guidelines for infill development, and multiple housing types. Some of the changes include loosening the restrictions on front-garages, giving development officers more discretion as to their location and design. Others include allowing duplex and semi-detached housing in certain locations under the RF1 zone. Which currently requires a rezoning to another residential zone (typically RF3 or RF4).
Some information from the EFCL is available here, as well as dates for community workshops on the subject. Below are presentation materials from the city and the complete Council report showing mark-ups of all the proposed changes. We hope to have a more readable breakdown of the proposed changes available in the future. For now however, please give these a read, and contact us with your feedbank. Thank you.
(With 95th avenue scheduled to have on-street bike lanes created in 2013 and with the existing paths and connectivity in the area, this could be a great opportunity for the city to hear feedback and advice from Glenwood’s cyclists)
The City of Edmonton is interested in consulting with residents who bicycle commute regarding the system of on-street bike routes throughout the city.
Banister Research & Consulting Inc. has been retained to assist with the gathering of feedback in the form of a focus group and the analysis of the responses. We are conducting focus group research in the evening during the week of November 12th to the 16th, 2012.
Please forward this request to your members. Those interested in attending the focus group can contact Chris Stover at (780) 447-9017. We have limited space in the focus group; therefore people will be registered to attend on a first come, first served basis.
If you have questions regarding the legitimacy of the research, please contact Pam Hnytka at 780-442-1507 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
JASPER PLACE AREA REDEVELOPMENT PLAN OPEN HOUSE
The City of Edmonton is embarking on an Area Redevelopment Plan process for the four Jasper Place neighbourhoods of Britannia-Youngstown, Canora, Glenwood and West Jasper Place, as well as a portion of the Stony Plain Road commercial corridor. The Jasper Place Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) is an important planning document that will guide future land use and zoning decisions in your neighbourhood.
As part of this process there is an Open House and we want you to attend!
Learn more about the Area Redevelopment Plan process, tell us your priorities for the Jasper Place ARP and get your questions answered by City staff.
TUESDAY OCTOBER 16 – 2:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
2:00 PM TO 7:00 PM – DROP IN / COME & GO
7:00 PM – PRESENTATION AND GUEST SPEAKER
GRANT MACEWAN UNIVERSITY
CENTRE FOR THE ARTS, ROOM 436
10045 155 STREET
There are a number of updates available on the development of a statutory Area Redevelopment Plan for Glenwood and the Jasper Place Area. Click here for details.
As well, an open house event is planned for October 16:
Tuesday October 16, 2012 at Grant MacEwan University, at 10045 – 155 Street.
September 2012 – Project Update
The Stony Plain Road Streetscape project construction schedule has been updated. Utility work will begin as originally anticipated in fall of 2012. Road construction start has been updated to begin in spring of 2013. Transportation Services tendered the road work in August of 2012 and received only one bid at a value greater than the budget for the project.
The revised schedule will involve:
- A new tender will be issued in January 2013.
- A pre-construction public information session will be scheduled for March 2013.
- Epcor Water and Epcor streetlighting will initiate utility work in 2012 to prepare for the 2013 road construction. Epcor streetlighting work to continue into 2013.
- Road construction to begin in April/May 2013 (weather permitting). Road construction is anticipated to be completed prior to freeze up in 2014.
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.
On Tuesday, November 30th, EPSB Trustees voted 7-2 for renewable two-year moratorium on school closures. 10 speakers also addressed the board in support of the motion (Glenwood’s presentation is below). This is an opportunity to work towards enhancing the viability of neighborhood schools in mature communities that we intend to take full advantage of.
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.
Edmonton City Council’s Transportation and Public Works Committee will be holding a non-statutory public on the recommended conceptual design plan for the approved West LRT Corridor. The plan will be going to Council for a final decision in January 2011.
Below you’ll find links to the committee’s agenda for the 8th, as well the reports City Administration is submitting to Council. The Glenwood League Executive is currently preparing our presentation to Council.
As with all Council meetings, you’ll be able to watch online at councilontheweb.edmonton.ca
West LRT information sessions – November 29/30, 2010
The City of Edmonton is preparing to present recommended Concept Plans to City Council on the West LRT extension. This includes information on where the LRT tracks will be located within the corridor, LRT station locations, and access.
Information sessions are scheduled for the to overview the recommended Concept Plans with the public and answer questions.
Monday, November 29, 2010 (Lewis Estates to Stony Plain Road Business District)
West Edmonton Mall, Fantasyland Hotel 17700 87 Avenue
Tuesday, November 30, 2010 (Stony Plain Road Business District to Downtown)
MacEwan City Centre Campus, 105 Street Building, 10700 104 Avenue
*information on the Downtown LRT Connector will also be available at this session.
All sessions will be held from 4 pm to 9 pm. A presentation overviewing the recommendations will be made at 4:30 pm and repeated at 7:00 pm. Project staff will be also be available for one-on-one conversations throughout the session.
West LRT Meeting
ROSS SHEPPARD HIGH SCHOOL (SMALL GYMNASIUM)
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 17, 2010, 8-10 P.M.
A coalition of stakeholders impacted by the proposed Stony Plain Road LRT route has arranged a meeting of stakeholders, city officials, and the interested public.
The purpose of the meeting will be to review reports about the proposed route, published by the city’s transportation department and consultants.
Key points to review include:
* The process used to develop the recommendations.
* Land use changes.
* Transparency of acquisitions.
* Method of inclusion of stakeholders.
The transportation department will formally present the route to City Council on December 8, 2010.
This meeting offers an opportunity in advance to discuss recent developments.
City of Edmonton – Public Involvement Report
Want to stay up to date on City Council, committee meetings, information sessions, and other public involvement events? Check out the City of Edmonton’s Public Involvement Calendar.