Full Story (Metro Edmonton)Edmonton developer seeks to turn Frank Oliver Park into residential tower
One of downtown Edmonton’s few green spaces may become a residential tower, smack dab in front of the historic Hotel MacDonald.
On Tuesday, ProCura’s CEO and president George Schluessel told Metro the company is looking to rezone the parkspace in early 2017 for a multi-residential building.
“It’s a great thing,” said Schluessel regarding the development. “It’s a good location to develop on.”
But Chris Buyze, president of the Downtown Edmonton Community League, said he’d like to see the park stay the same.
“We would be concerned about losing that, not just for the downtown residents, but for the city as a whole,” he said. “It’s a fairly significant green space in the downtown and it’s right in front of our most iconic buildings.”