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Community Workshop - June 21, 2016
Join us at our drop-in workshop to kick off the 101 Avenue Vision and Corridor Study. The purpose of this workshop is to:

  • Share information about the history of the corridor and what has brought us to where we are today
  • Explain the study's process, what technical information we have now and what further work is required
  • Confirm the study boundary and project scope
  • Gather your input on what you would like to see happen on 101 Avenue, to develop a community vision for the corridor
The project team will be seeking information and ideas from the community about:

  • Opportunities and constraints - What is the potential for 101 Avenue? What is/isn’t working now?
  • Vision and Values - What is important to you about how 101 Avenue develops in the future?
  • Desired facilities and amenities - What do you wish was available on 101 Avenue?
The project team will use the input from the community to develop a draft vision and concept options over the course of the summer.

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Location: Forest Heights School - large gymnasium
Address:
10304 81 Street NW
Time: 5-8:30pm (drop-in format)
Childcare will be available

About the Project
101 Avenue was once the primary route into Edmonton’s downtown from the east. The construction of Terrace Road and the James MacDonald Bridge in the late 1960s and early 1970s allowed traffic to bypass 101 Avenue and provided a more direct route to downtown.

The avenue’s right-of-way was originally built to accommodate higher volumes of traffic than has been experienced over the last few decades.

The Greater Hardisty Community Sustainability Coalition has engaged with various groups to determine how they can manage change, decline, and development in their neighbourhoods. Part of this discussion has centered around 101 Avenue, the main commercial road in the area.

The community has raised concerns about vacant commercial properties, crime, a lack of street identity, and a lack of services for residents. However, 101 Avenue has a lot of potential to become a more welcoming destination for the adjacent neighbourhoods and the broader east-Edmonton area.

The community has expressed a desire to develop a vision for the corridor and proactively work to shape the future of 101 Avenue. In response to the community’s energy and interest, the City is launching a process to develop a Vision and Corridor Study for 101 Avenue.

The Hardisty cluster of neighbourhoods has active and engaged citizen groups whose input will be essential to the success of this project, and all are invited to participate in determining what the future holds for 101 Avenue.

The study area includes 101 Avenue and its adjacent properties from 79 Street to 50 Street.

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Corner Stores Program
The Forest Heights Shopping Centre at 79 Street and 101 Avenue is getting a facelift in partnership with the City’s Corner Stores Program. The program sets out to restore commercial centres in mature neighbourhoods as hubs of activity.

The community will be integral to the success of this program and will be consulted to ensure the needs of residents are met. The Corner Stores Program will be working closely with the 101 Avenue Corridor Study team and will seek input from the community at the same public engagement events. Visit the Corner Stores Program page for more details.

Public Engagement Schedule
Community Workshop
June 21, 2016 - Forest Heights School

Pop Up Design Studio
Summer 2016

Public Open House #1

Review Draft Vision and Concept Options-Early Fall 2016

Public Open House #2

Review Final Concept-Late Fall 2016

Details about upcoming public engagement opportunities will be posted as they become available.

For More Information
101 Avenue Corridor Study
Email
101AvenueCorridorStudy@edmonton.ca

http://www.edmonton.ca/city_governm..._design/101-avenue-vision-corridor-study.aspx

 
Community Workshop - June 21, 2016
Join us at our drop-in workshop to kick off the 101 Avenue Vision and Corridor Study. The purpose of this workshop is to:

  • Share information about the history of the corridor and what has brought us to where we are today
  • Explain the study's process, what technical information we have now and what further work is required
  • Confirm the study boundary and project scope
  • Gather your input on what you would like to see happen on 101 Avenue, to develop a community vision for the corridor
The project team will be seeking information and ideas from the community about:

  • Opportunities and constraints - What is the potential for 101 Avenue? What is/isn’t working now?
  • Vision and Values - What is important to you about how 101 Avenue develops in the future?
  • Desired facilities and amenities - What do you wish was available on 101 Avenue?
The project team will use the input from the community to develop a draft vision and concept options over the course of the summer.

Date: Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Location: Forest Heights School - large gymnasium
Address:
10304 81 Street NW
Time: 5-8:30pm (drop-in format)
Childcare will be available

About the Project
101 Avenue was once the primary route into Edmonton’s downtown from the east. The construction of Terrace Road and the James MacDonald Bridge in the late 1960s and early 1970s allowed traffic to bypass 101 Avenue and provided a more direct route to downtown.

The avenue’s right-of-way was originally built to accommodate higher volumes of traffic than has been experienced over the last few decades.

The Greater Hardisty Community Sustainability Coalition has engaged with various groups to determine how they can manage change, decline, and development in their neighbourhoods. Part of this discussion has centered around 101 Avenue, the main commercial road in the area.

The community has raised concerns about vacant commercial properties, crime, a lack of street identity, and a lack of services for residents. However, 101 Avenue has a lot of potential to become a more welcoming destination for the adjacent neighbourhoods and the broader east-Edmonton area.

The community has expressed a desire to develop a vision for the corridor and proactively work to shape the future of 101 Avenue. In response to the community’s energy and interest, the City is launching a process to develop a Vision and Corridor Study for 101 Avenue.

The Hardisty cluster of neighbourhoods has active and engaged citizen groups whose input will be essential to the success of this project, and all are invited to participate in determining what the future holds for 101 Avenue.

The study area includes 101 Avenue and its adjacent properties from 79 Street to 50 Street.

101_Avenue_Study_ProjectMap_430.jpg


Corner Stores Program
The Forest Heights Shopping Centre at 79 Street and 101 Avenue is getting a facelift in partnership with the City’s Corner Stores Program. The program sets out to restore commercial centres in mature neighbourhoods as hubs of activity.

The community will be integral to the success of this program and will be consulted to ensure the needs of residents are met. The Corner Stores Program will be working closely with the 101 Avenue Corridor Study team and will seek input from the community at the same public engagement events. Visit the Corner Stores Program page for more details.

Public Engagement Schedule
Community Workshop
June 21, 2016 - Forest Heights School

Pop Up Design Studio
Summer 2016

Public Open House #1

Review Draft Vision and Concept Options-Early Fall 2016

Public Open House #2

Review Final Concept-Late Fall 2016

Details about upcoming public engagement opportunities will be posted as they become available.

Stay Informed

Stay informed by signing up for email notifications. The City will send out news about the 101 Avenue Corridor Study project as it becomes available.

For More Information
101 Avenue Corridor Study


Email
101AvenueCorridorStudy@edmonton.ca


http://www.edmonton.ca/city_governm..._design/101-avenue-vision-corridor-study.aspx
 
Attended the workshop this evening. Lots of positive visions for a more vibrant and pedestrian-friendly neighbourhood, slower traffic, better buildings that meet the street instead of having front parking, and a surprising amount of support for including bike lanes in a future redesign of the neighbourhood.

Hope to see some changes soon, I've always thought this avenue could easily be turned into something so much better than it is.

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In retrospect I wish I had gotten more photos of some of the feedback people provided, but I did also contribute my own.
 

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Progress
Over 200 people attended the drop-in Community Workshop, which was held the evening of June 21, 2016, at the Forest Heights school. The purpose of this workshop was to kick-off the 101 Avenue Vision & Corridor Study and to:

  • Share information about the history of the corridor and what has brought us to where we are today
  • Explain the study's process, what technical information we have now and what further work is required
  • Confirm the study boundary and project scope
  • Gather your input on what you would like to see happen on 101 Avenue, to develop a community vision for the corridor
The project team collected information and ideas from the community about:

  • Opportunities and constraints - What is the potential for 101 Avenue? What is/isn’t working now?
  • Vision and Values - What is important to you about how 101 Avenue develops in the future?
  • Desired facilities and amenities - What do you wish was available on 101 Avenue?
Workshop 1 Feedback
Display Boards
The boards which were on display explaining the project background, history and context of the corridor, and the different stations and activities at the Workshop.

Workshop Handout
The information handout provided.

Where Participants Live and Work Map
We asked everyone who attended to place a sticker on our map- Green for where they live, and Yellow for where they work.

101 Avenue Map and Comments
A large map of the avenue was available for participants to write and draw their concerns, comments, ideas, and visions. We've transcribed the comments for clarity, and the arrows show where the comment was written on the map.

Mind Map
Participants were able to show and link their thoughts on the avenue through an illustrated Mind Map, thanks to our project artist.

101 Avenue Question and Answers
We are able to answer some questions which we received at the Workshop.

Workshop Pictures

http://www.edmonton.ca/projects_plans/design_studies/101-avenue-vision-corridor-study.aspx
 
Good afternoon,

Thank you for either attending the June 21 workshop and/or signing up to receive email updates about the 101 Avenue Corridor Study. Attached is a summary of what we heard from the community at the June workshop. Please visit our project website for more detailed project information: www.edmonton.ca/101AvenueCorridorStudy

We've been busy this summer, working through all the feedback from the workshop, popping up at local community events to talk to people about the project, and preparing concept options for the community open house.

We'll be back at the Forest Heights School on September 29 from 5pm to 8pm for a DROP-IN open house. The project team will be presenting a summary of what we heard at the community engagement activities (Jane's Walk, June community workshop, and pop-up events), draft vision and principles, and concept options for 101 Avenue. Your feedback would be greatly appreciated and we hope that you can join us! The Forest Terrace Heights Community League will be providing childcare and refreshments.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

Best regards,

Kirstin Pacheco RPP, MCIP, LEED AP+ND
PRINCIPAL URBAN DESIGNER
PLANNING AND DESIGN
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT | CITY PLANNING
 
Open House: Final Draft Concept
Since May, 2016, the City of Edmonton has been working with the community to develop a Vision and Corridor Study for 101 Avenue. After two well-attended open houses and a lot of work, we are now ready to present the draft concept plan for your feedback.

We want to know if we missed anything, what edits should be made, and ideas you have for implementing the vision.

After this open house, the project team will make final edits to the 101 Avenue Vision and Corridor Study before presenting it to Council.

Join us and your neighbours to continue the conversation:

Date: Tuesday January 31, 2017

Time: Drop-in any time from 5-8pm (Child care will be available)

Location: Forest Heights School (large gymnasium) 10304 81 Street NW

https://www.edmonton.ca/projects_plans/design_studies/101-avenue-vision-corridor-study.aspx
 
Attended the open house, and was pleasantly surprised at what I saw. I feel like the city really hit it out of the park with this design. Narrower roads and lanes, protected bike lanes, focus on connectivity, renewed focus on urban form for new developments. Feedback overwhelmingly positive. This is a winner.

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Edmonton's 101 Avenue says goodbye to car-only era
After long domination by wide roads and parking lots, Edmonton’s 101 Avenue is set to become a ‘people space,’ if a new city design gets the go ahead.

The city has unveiled its final concept for redevelopment of the street, once the main route into downtown from the east before dwindling traffic led to concerns about crime.

The Vision Corridor study, which included two open houses, is proposing two protected bike lanes on each side of a two-way road that will be narrower, with more crosswalks, pedestrian shopping and mid-rise development.

Cyclists and pedestrian advocates are pleased, to put it mildly.

"I think the city hit this one out of the park," said Edmonton resident Dave Sutherland, who lives in the area and doesn’t drive.

http://www.metronews.ca/news/edmont...-101-avenue-says-goodbye-to-car-only-era.html
 
Thank you for your interest in the 101 Avenue Corridor Study and Vision project. You are receiving this email because you either signed up to receive updates online or at a 101 Avenue engagement event.

On January 31 the project team presented the draft concept for 101 Avenue to the community for feedback and we were thrilled to have over 200 people come out and provide their input. Attached is a summary of the feedback we received along with answers to some questions we received that night that we weren't able to answer on the spot.

Missed the Open House?
You can view the same materials that were on display at the open house on the project website and email your comments to us. www.edmonton.ca/101AvenueCorridorStudy

What's next for 101 Ave?
  • We'll be using the community's feedback to revise the concept and draft the Corridor Study report
  • The 101 Avenue Corridor Study report will be presented to the Edmonton Design Committee and circulated internally to other City departments and their comments will be used to further refine the concept and report
  • The 101 Avenue Corridor Study will then be presented to City Council's Urban Planning Committee (UPC). We are planning to present at UPC in late May or early June
Stay tuned to the project website for updates on when we will present at Urban Planning Committee and other project news: www.edmonton.ca/101AvenueCorridorStudy

(via email)
 
We're pleased to let you know that the draft report is now available on the project website: www.edmonton.ca/101AvenueCorridorStudy

The 101 Avenue Corridor Study draft report will be presented to the City Council Urban Planning Committee on July 5, 2017. Administration will be making the following recommendations to the Urban Planning Committee:
  • Prepare an Area Redevelopment Plan based on the 101 Avenue Corridor Study to ensure the Study’s recommendations are implemented in the future
  • Undertake engineering concept planning for the 101 Avenue road and streetscape based on direction from the 101 Avenue Corridor Study
  • Prepare a budget for the reconstruction of 101 Avenue for consideration as part of the City’s 2019-2020 capital program
How to get involved:
  • Register to speak at the Urban Planning Committee meeting to express your views about the 101 Avenue Corridor Study to the Committee members. You can also attend just to watch the proceedings.
  • Urban Planning Committee agendas are published on Thursday, a week before the meeting. Please check the agenda to confirm the time and date of the 101 Avenue Corridor Study presentation.
  • Contact us if you have any questions about this process: 101AvenueCorridorStudy@edmonton.ca.
Members of our project team will be attending the Forest/Terrace Heights AGM tonight at 6:30pm (10150 80 Street NW) to chat with people about the report and project next steps. We hope to see some of you there!

Best regards,

Kirstin Smith RPP, MCIP, LEED AP+ND
URBAN DESIGNER
POLICY DEVELOPMENT
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT | CITY PLANNING
780-508-9450 OFFICE
 
Here is a photo that I tookie this afternoon. It's just a smidgen west of @Roland Bressmer's photo above
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here's a close up of their proposed 💩 on that big lot on 72
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I find this very disappointing. No residential and all the esthetics of a Nisku business park. I've always hoped that the 101Avenue Vision and Corridor Study would spur more thoughtful development.
As posted above,
better buildings that meet the street instead of having front parking,

I used to live about 4 blocks to the west of here (20ish years ago) and always felt 101ave had such cool main street potential. It still does have great potential. No more 💩
 

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@Kaizen I saw that a few days ago too. Too many developers in this city have zero vision or ambition. No thought toward building a sense of place or even any semblance of permanence. Just more nondescript, single-use, disposable buildings.

The entire push behind the 101 Avenue Vision was to build up a new main street community with some moderate residential density, to help keep the amenities in the area viable.

Instead, looks like were just going to get more strip malls and more cars.

Forgive my frustrated language, but: Fuckin weak. No wonder our city is still a joke in Canada.
 
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@Kaizen I saw that a few days ago too. Too many developers in this city have zero vision or ambition. No thought toward building a sense of place or even any semblance of permanence. Just more nondescript, single-use, disposable buildings.

The entire push behind the 101 Avenue Vision was to build up a new main street community with some moderate residential density, to help keep the amenities in the area viable.

Instead, looks like were just going to get more strip malls and more cars.

Forgive my frustrated language, but: Fuckin weak. No wonder our city is still a joke in Canada.

At least we aren't Okotoks or Maple Creek (I do like their tropical weather though).
 

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