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April 29, 2011

Open houses highlight benefits of Transit Oriented Development

Neighbourhoods throughout the city can be transformed in the future into places where people can easily walk, bike and take transit to their daily destinations. To encourage and guide this kind of development, the City of Edmonton has prepared draft guidelines for Transit Oriented Development (TOD).

Transit Oriented Development is an exciting approach to building a city that concentrates housing, shopping and employment along a network of walkable and bikeable streets within a five minute walk of transit centres or LRT stations.

A series of public open houses is scheduled in May to share more information about the future benefits for people living in neighbourhoods near existing stations and stations along future LRT lines.

May
3

Avonmore Elementary School (gym)

7340-78 Street
May 10 Delwood Hall 7515
Delwood Road
May 12 Radisson Hotel Edmonton South 4440 Gateway Boulevard
May 17 West End Christian Reformed Church 10015-149 Street
May 26 Queen Elizabeth High School (gym) 9425-132 Avenue

Time: 6:30 – 9pm (Presentations will begin promptly at 7pm)

The open houses will provide more background on what Transit Oriented Development could look like in various neighbourhoods in the future, as well as an overview of the City’s draft TOD Guidelines. Citizens will have an opportunity to provide feedback that will be considered as the draft guidelines are finalized for presentation to City Council later in 2011.

Transit Oriented Development supports Council’s vision for a compact, vibrant, sustainable city.

 

For more information:

Janice Chan

Planning and Development

Title Principal Planner
Telephone

780-944-0111