The debate over the Coliseum site’s future is ongoing, but the city’s executive committee supported Mayor Don Iveson’s motion to confirm the closure of the Coliseum. City council will vote on the motion on Feb. 27.
On Feb. 22, city administration presented a report about re-developing the site. Estimates for demolition costs are $15-20 million, and the yearly cost of maintaining the empty building is $1.5 million. Having the site sit empty is not ideal, but there are problems with immediately taking it to the market. Continue reading Council discusses the Coliseum site’s fate Options are limited when re-developing the site
When talks about building a new arena downtown got serious a decade or so ago, my first thought was, “What about the Coliseum?” A lot of memories were made in that building, but when Mayor Don Iveson pushed to demolish it last month, it wasn’t nostalgia I was feeling; it was frustration. Continue reading Coliseum redevelopment comes at pivotal time The decision will have a huge impact on surrounding areas
When it comes to housing, today’s seniors want choice.
“They don’t want one size fits all, because lifestyles are so varied,” said Maxine Mcleod, an occupational therapist. “Seniors want to have choices to reflect what they value.”
As a therapist, Mcleod has seen how some retirees plan ahead for a move that brings them closer to their children and grandchildren. Continue reading Seniors want to stay in their communities Diverse communities allow people to age in place
By Jan. 1, the City of Edmonton will have taken over management of the EXPO Centre and permanently closed the Coliseum.
In a merger that combines administration and marketing between the Shaw Conference Centre and EXPO Centre, the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), an entity wholly owned by the city, will begin managing the two venues on Jan. 1.
“Originally we wanted the two conference centres to cooperate and work together. It was in the city’s best interest to have them work together rather than be in competition,” said Coun. Tony Caterina. Continue reading Big changes ahead for Northlands Northlands to continue focusing on agriculture industry
Change is in the air, and that means more than the seasonal change to fall. In the blink of an eye, Northlands seems to have been turned on its head. It all happened so fast.
Come Jan. 1, Northlands will hand the reigns of its EXPO Centre to the Edmonton Economic Development Corporation (EEDC), the City of Edmonton’s arm-length agency that manages the Shaw Conference Centre. Continue reading A new Northlands can be a new opportunity Changes allow Northlands to go back to its roots
Every worker at a residential infill site must keep it tidy and secure, among other requirements. When those rules aren’t being followed, residents can use the 311 complaint line and a new resource: the city’s infill compliance team.
“The team has authority to do proactive inspections on infill sites in older neighbourhoods, to ensure all types of issues can be addressed on site,” said Adrienne Hill, spokesperson with the city’s sustainable development. Continue reading Infill is a matter of good neighbourliness City team responsible for inspections and complaints
Many locals have dreams to transform Norwood Boulevard into a vibrant area, such as Norwood resident Eric Grant and The Aviary owners Mark and Philip Muz. Continue reading Possibilities and visions for Norwood Boulevard Residents and business owners share hopes and dreams
The open house for the Norwood Boulevard Corridor Study on June 28 brought together 55-60 people at the Ital Canadian Seniors Association. Continue reading Balance needed for Norwood Boulevard Open house identified suggestions and needs
People often complain that politicians never consult them before launching new development plans. Lately, the city has been asking for input so often it’s enough to make your head spin. And that’s a good thing. Continue reading Making plans for the Northlands site City focusing on making area more appealing
Problem properties are littered throughout the city, often causing unsafe or undesired living conditions.
“A problem property is a chronic offender. It’s where there’s been a multitude of issues,” said John Lazaruk, team lead with the city’s community standards branch. Lazaruk explained problem properties can include ongoing conditions such as derelict vehicles, illegal suites, or a neglected or abandoned property. Continue reading Residents talk to problem properties task force Task force urges people to keep reporting properties