August 17, 2020
Edmonton City Council approved a plan for a new neighbourhood
on 127 hectares of land owned by the Province in Heritage Valley. The new neighbourhood will be located between Ellerslie Road and 28 Avenue SW, and west of 127 Street SW.
“The development of the plan was a collaborative effort between the City and the Province,” said Rhonda Toohey, Acting Branch Manager of City Planning, City of Edmonton. “This close collaboration has resulted in a plan that establishes a clear vision for the future development of this important node in Heritage Valley that is expected to be home to as many as 3,900 people.”
The City partnered with the Province on the plan to ensure the future LRT extension of the Capital Line LRT integrates with the hospital and health campus, and that the plan exemplifies the shared goals of creating a healthy, connected and complete community. Key features of the plan include a new hospital and health campus, a future neighbourhood LRT station with surrounding high-density transit supportive development, the location of roads and stormwater ponds, a variety of residential and commercial land uses, a retained tree stand and an interconnected trail network with a centrally located neighbourhood level park and future school site.
Site work for the hospital is expected to begin in 2021 with the hospital anticipated to open to the public in 2030. Build out of the rest of the neighbourhood will be at the discretion of the Province as the landowner, and is typically dependent on market conditions and demand. Historically in Edmonton, neighbourhoods have taken approximately 10 to 15 years to build out after a neighbourhood plan has been approved by Council.