Recent stories about blatchford

Edmonton city council in chambers in August 2023.
city council zoning

On the agenda: District planning, Blatchford infusion, auditor deadlines

This week, councillors will continue to hear from the public about the proposed district policy, discuss an update on Blatchford utilities, and learn about city auditor recommendations.

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Podcast hops the metaphoric bus to ponder transit revenues

Although Edmonton's transit ridership has rebounded to pre-pandemic numbers, at 5.3 million riders in May compared to 2.3 million in April 2021, the co-hosts of Speaking Municipally explained that there are wrinkles to the news in Episode 268 of the podcast.

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Row housing in Blatchford.
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On the agenda: Capital budget, Blatchford, police audit

This week, council will discuss the capital budget, a police audit, and the one councillor's proposal to consider selling land at Blatchford.

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A group of people walk down an artist's depiction of a dense, bustling community. In the background are mid-rise buildings and an LRT arriving at a station.
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For Edmonton's Blatchford redevelopment, 2024 is a decisive year

Coun. Anne Stevenson uses the analogy of a plane hurtling down a runway to build lift and fly when considering the city's Blatchford development. "It takes time to pick up the speed and then to take off, and I truly feel that we are at that inflection point," Stevenson told Taproot.

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Six people gather around a table at the edge of a kitchen.
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Allard forms community league, Blatchford wishes it could

The southwestern community of Allard will become Edmonton's 163rd community league later this month, a feat accomplished in record time.

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Edmonton Transit Arc Card set against the background of Edmonton's downtown
city council transit

On the agenda: Youth on transit, Blatchford, and funding for safety and well-being

City council is back from the Thanksgiving break with three committee meetings to discuss transit improvements and fares for youth, an external evaluation of progress at Blatchford, and funding for community safety and well-being.

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The old air-traffic control tower at Blatchford framed by the new community entrance
podcast city council

Affordability seen as key to Blatchford achieving mission

The high cost of the few homes that have been built so far at Blatchford is cause for concern, say the hosts of Taproot's civic affairs podcast.

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