With the goal of enhancing Edmontonians’ quality of life, the city of Edmonton’s Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program is investing $15 million in 18 neigbourhoods across the city in 2014.
“This year, the Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program has continued to improve the livability and vibrancy of Edmonton’s neighbourhoods,” said Councillor Andrew Knack. “By creating new share-use pathways, sidewalk connections, streetscaping and improved green spaces, our communities are becoming better connected, safer, more attractive and sustainable.”
The Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program invests in Neighbourhood Revitalizations, Neighbourhood Redevelopment & Improvements and Business Development.
The Avenue Initiative (118 Avenue) and Jasper Place (Stony Plain Road) revitalization projects have received streetscape improvements including new, wider sidewalks, trees, and street furniture. Stony Plain Road from 149 Street to 158 Street will be more accessible, better designed and pedestrian-friendly with new curbs, gutters, side streets and crossings. Several park spaces are also being developed along Stony Plain Road.
The Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program is tailored to the unique needs of each neighbourhood. Based on input by residents the communities of Canora, Argyll, Delton, Hazeldean, and Laurier Heights are receiving improvements to infrastructure such as pathways, sidewalks, park benches, picnic tables and trees in addition to new sidewalks, streetlights, curbs, gutters and roadway.
The Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program is part of Building Great Neighbourhoods. This long-term initiative coordinates the efforts of three city of Edmonton programs – Drainage, Neighbourhood Renewal and the Great Neighbourhoods Capital Program – to renew, replace and enhance infrastructure in neighbourhoods across Edmonton.