With the New Blatchford Community on the old City Centre Airport
which will be home to up to 30,000 Edmontonians
living, working and learning in a sustainable community
which uses 100 per cent renewable energy, is carbon neutral,
significantly reduces its ecological footprint,
and empowers residents to pursue a range of sustainable lifestyle choices
making Edmonton again a leader in 22nd Century living
Meet Blatchford...a walkable, transit-oriented, and sustainable community.
Featuring homes for all stages of life, a great city park,
and opportunities to shop, dine, and work,
It is bordered by Yellowhead Trail to the north,
Kingsway to the South,
121 Street to the West,
106 St to the East at NAIT
The Blatchford area resting on the old City Centre Airport
is creating a new urban experience.
Blatchford is not a business as usual development. It’s a new way to design a community.
A new way to approach sustainability. A new way to live.
See More at History and Milestones 1929 - 2017
Housing for all stages of life, including family-friendly urban homes
A town centre featuring retail, offices and homes
About 74 hectares (183 acres) of parkland and open spaces
Excellent access to the LRT and transit
Uses 100 per cent renewable energy through a district heat and power plant
Carbon neutral development
Up to 600 community garden plots
A large stormwater lake, with natural landscaping on the west side,
and a boardwalk on the east side
Possible student housing for NAIT
The Master Plan for Blatchford will be completed early 2013,
and detailed design will take place later that year.
Shovels will be in the ground in 2014,
and the first people could be living and working on site as early as 2016/17.
The result will be that Blatchford will demonstrate, in a real and measured way,
what a sustainable future will look like.
See More at Targets set today will be the Benchmark In The Future.
The Blatchford redevelopment will serve as a microcosm
for Edmonton’s strategic plan called The Way Ahead.
which will be changing the way Edmonton is planned and grown.
See More At There are 6 - 10 year strategic goals.
Blatchford aims to meet all dimensions of sustainable development
- social, economic and ecological.
See More At Sustainability goes beyond “green”
Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces,
I would still plant my apple tree.
Until next time
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