May 8, 2018
Edmonton, you shared big ideas for the Exhibition Lands. Now, this city's newest urban infill site is set to take the next step to reality.
“Edmontonians shared some inspiring ideas that we can’t wait to explore. People put great thought into reimagining what the Exhibition Lands can become,” said Leanne McCarthy, Deputy City Manager, Urban Form and Corporate Strategic Development. “We thank everyone who shared their big ideas to help us shape the future of the Exhibition Lands.”
The City received ideas from many sources, including feedback from conversations, submissions through the Exhibition Lands web portal, and a formal Request for Expressions of Interest.
The City will now begin phase two of the project, which is to review submissions. A list of viable, innovative ideas that best realize the project’s potential and guiding principles will be explored in public conversations over the coming months.
“We’re excited to start diving deeper, talking about these ideas, and collectively imagining how different concepts could work,” said Lyall Brenneis, Manager, Exhibition Lands Project.
At over 200 acres, Exhibition Lands encompass Borden Park, the Expo Centre, an LRT station, access to the river valley, a section of Wayne Gretzky Drive and parts of multiple neighbourhoods.