Recent stories about development

A newspaper clipping that reads "Centennial Planning Week"
history development

A moment in history: May 1, 1965

On this day in 1965, Edmonton was preparing to celebrate Canada's centennial.

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A newspaper clipping that reads, "Appearing Nightly, Mayfair Hotel, Lounge & Mayfair Room"
history development

A moment in history: April 24, 1971

On this day in 1971, one of Edmonton's nightlife hotspots was advertising live music.

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Row housing in the Blatchford neighbourhood.
city council infill

On the agenda: Climate and Blatchford audits, board recruitment

This week, council will look at audits on climate action and Blatchford redevelopment, as well as get an update on civilian recruitment for boards and committees.

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An LRT rolls eastbound into The Quarters, past several surface parking lots.
city council business

Land sales signal change could be coming to The Quarters

Several city-owned lots in The Quarters are in the process of being sold to developers, giving at least one city councillor a glimmer of hope that there is legitimate progress to revitalize the 106-acre neighbourhood.

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A flowchart showing how the City of Edmonton and its partners respond to encampments on public land.
city council housing

On the agenda: Homelessness emergency, redevelopment, clean energy

Mayor Amarjeet Sohi has called for a special city council meeting to discuss declaring a housing and houselessness crisis. Other items as council returns from its holiday break include land sales at the Exhibition Lands redevelopment and a permanent program to incentivize clean energy projects.

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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.
city council blatchford

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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A one-lane road with a multi-use path beside it.
rossdale walkability

Dismantling Edmonton's half-built freeway begins on Rossdale Road

Work that will begin to undo Edmonton's incomplete 1970s downtown freeway project is already seeing asphalt removed in one of the city's oldest neighbourhoods.

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City clerks and others seated in front of a screen facing members of city council inside council chambers
city council budget

On the agenda: Operating deficits, capital spending, and another Oliver tower

A public hearing will take place on Sept. 11, and city council will meet on Sept. 12 and 13. Council services committee will meet on Sept. 15. Here are some of the key items on the agenda.

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A bird's-eye-view render of the proposed Mill 99 development in Ritchie
city council audits

On the agenda: Audit work plan, towers in Ritchie, and more

This week, a public hearing will take place on June 26, and audit committee will meet on June 27. Two private audit-related meetings will take place as well: the city auditor recruitment committee will meet on June 27, and the audit selection committee will meet on June 29. The next city council meeting is scheduled for July 4.

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