At today’s public hearing, the bylaw to reduce default residential speed limit to 40 km/h passed second and third readings. Council voted 9-3 to approve. We anticipate implementation and signage by summer 2021, at a cost of $1.1 million from the Traffic Safety Automated Enforcement Reserve.Read more
An opportunity for public engagement and feedback is open until October 30 on the design for the Yellowhead Trail project from 156 St to St. Albert Trail. An exciting step forward to improved mobility in our city!
Design for the section of Yellowhead Trail between 156 Street and St. Albert Trail is underway. Construction is expected to start in 2021.
Your voice is important! Share your feedback and ask questions about the project until October 30 at engaged.edmonton.caRead more
The land use decision to allow Epcor to use their land at the E.L. Smith Water Treatment plant for a temporary solar farm was a difficult one. I, like many of my colleagues, agonized over this decision. It was a 7-6 decision to rezone the land. Ultimately, I choose to support this land use.
This proposed site is on private land held by Epcor that was intended to be used for the expansion of the water treatment plant. A water treatment plant that serves the region. This proposal would allow the water treatment plant to be self-sufficient and not rely on the energy grid, in addition to generating clean energy.
This wasn’t a discussion on the whole river valley (8,400 hectares) but on the small portion of disturbed land that Epcor owns for the future expansion needs of the water treatment plant (22 hectares). We were to consider if this was an appropriate use of this land.Read more
The concept planning study for St. Albert Trail to 97 Street launched in September of last year. The strategic plan for Yellowhead Trail indicates new interchanges. Namely, at 127 Street and 121 Street but no decisions on the future roadway design have been made. Engagement activities with stakeholders took place at the end of November. Property owners, business owners, and the general public were invited to share on how the roadway is currently being used. This is a critical step to understanding potential impacts of the removal of traffic signals and direct access as part of the freeway conversion.Read more
I sit down with Ellie Sasseville again from the Edmonton Kingsway BIA. We discuss the relaunch and its effects on local businesses.