The City is hosting public information sessions to update citizens
on refinements to the preliminary design, and to collect additional
public input for City Council to consider for LRT crossings. Please
join us at one of the following sessions:
Wednesday, November 15, 6-8:30pm at the Belmead Community Hall,
9109 182 Street
Thursday, November 16, 6-8:30pm at St. Paul’s Anglican Church,
10127 145 Street
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
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
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.
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
In order for the League Executive to attend the West LRT workshop, our May meeting has been rescheduled for Monday, May 10th, 7pm at the Glenwood Hall (16430-97ave).
There is one workshop scheduled for the segment of the WLRT corridor affecting the Glenwood Community
163st/87ave to Stony Plain Road/142st
Thursday, May 6, 2010 – 6pm to 9:30 pm
Meadowlark Community League Hall (Entrance from alley)
The Glenwood Community League has begun compiling an archive of information regarding prominent decisions that directly affect the Glenwood Community. As a Community League that strongly supports transparent governance and open data, we will be making what records we collect available for viewing online and at the Glenwood Hall.
We have begun by uploading recordings of a number of Council and TPW Committee meetings relating to Bylaw 15101 (LRT). Visit our Youtube channel @ http://www.youtube.com/user/GlenwoodCommunityLea
In a 9-4 vote, council passed bylaw 15101, which includes the Stony Plain Road LRT route. We’ll have more information on the vote, and what steps the GlenwoodCL will be taking in the coming days and weeks.
Below are links to the presentation our City Liaison Director made to council at today’s public hearing:
On December 15th city council will be holding another public hearing for bylaw 15101 which includes the proposed West LRT line down Stony Plain Road. City adminstration is recommending that council both remove the 87th avenue route from consideration, and pass the bylaw as is. The Glenwood Community League will be represented at the hearing, but given city administrations strong push to exclude alternate routes in favor of the Stony Plain Road corridor, it’s important that as residents of the Glenwood Community, you continue to make your concerns known.
Below are links to a template letter, contact information for city council, a presentation we made to council at the last public hearing, LRT related news articles, and our West LRT page.
87th Avenue best route for LRT
As an active participant in the West LRT debate, I read with interest Paula Simon’s latest foray into advocacy for the Stony Plain Road LRT corridor. When the proposed amendments to bylaw 15101 started piling up last Friday, it seemed obvious that council was unprepared for two days of significant, well researched, and well-spoken opposition to the Stony Plain Road route.
Since the start of what’s been a long, drawn out, and frequently delayed process for selecting a corridor for much needed and long-overdue light-rail expansion, there’s been no shortage of idealogical arguments for the SPR “everything to everybody” route. “It’s a people mover, a commuter route, a revitalization engine for downtown and the Jasper Place area, a streetcar like system to encourage shopping, dining, and walkability like Portland’s Pearl district, the route of the future, a round-the-city link from Millwoods to WEM. But there’s no consensus.”