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Highrise proposed on Peace Garden Park site in Oliver
A developer hopes to build a 16-storey tower at the site of a beloved community garden in the Oliver neighbourhood, but even if approved the project won't mean the end of the Peace Garden Park.

The park has provided a place for Oliver urbanites to flex their green thumbs since it was built in 2009.

The developer owns the St. John's school site, directly south of the garden. To avoid shading the park and killing the plants, the developer has proposed a land swap.

The developer's proposal includes building a new community garden directly south of the current location.

"We thought protecting the park from any kind of shadowing was very important, because the park matters to people," said Simon O'Byrne, vice-president of planning for Stantec, the engineering company on the project.

The developer, Limak Investments, hopes to build a 16-storey building on the garden's current site, with family townhouses at street level.
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Address: 10231 120 Street
Developer: http://www.limakinvestments.ca/
 

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Proposed tower may uproot beloved downtown garden
Organizers of a popular downtown community garden have questions about a proposed 16 storey tower that, if approved, would mean their garden will have to move.

Peace Garden Park has allowed people to cultivate small plots at 120 Street and 103 Avenue since 2009, on leased city land. But now developers of a new residential tower have their eye on the land.

The developer, Limak Investments, bought a greenfield lot next door to the garden. But Simon O'Byrne, vice-president of planning for Stantec, said that if they built their 190-unit tower on that site, it would block the garden’s sunlight.

So, Stantec is proposing the two sites swap places.

A letter from the company, dated May 6, proposes the garden shift south, noting, “this configuration would optimize sun exposure for the public park, enabling community gardens and leisure uses.”
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Moving ahead:
PERMIT_DATE December 15, 2016
PERMIT_NUMBER 234914866-002
JOB_CATEGORY Commercial Final
ADDRESS 10231 - 120 STREET NW
NEIGHBOURHOOD OLIVER
JOB_DESCRIPTION To demolish an existing Public Education Services building.
BUILDING_TYPE Secondary Schools (622)
WORK_TYPE (99) Demolition
CONSTRUCTION_VALUE 95,000
ZONING US
 

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The proposed development would allow for a high-rise residential building, approximately 12 storeys in height, with townhouse style units facing 120 Street. Other features include:
  • Floor Area Ratio of 5.5
  • Maximum height of 42m
  • Maximum number of 165 dwellings
  • Minimum of 175 parking spaces for residents
  • Parking accessed from the lane
  • Minimum of 40 bicycle parking spaces

via https://www.edmonton.ca/residential...hoods/st-johns-school-site-redevelopment.aspx

Edmonton | St. John's School Redevelopment | 42m | 12s | Limak Investments
 

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Looks okay. Not a huge fan of the yellow in this context though. It's a bit much and could be toned down a little bit to trim features rather than huge swaths of panels across the entire building.
 

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Open house on Sept. 13:

WEDNESDAY, SEP 13, 2017, 6 – 8:30PM
Location Robertson-Wesley United Church,
10209 123 Street NW

Project Name Proposed rezoning of Oliver properties
City / Town Edmonton
Neighbourhood Oliver
Public Engagement Category Public Meeting or similar event
Event Category Public Meeting or similar event
Contact Name Mark Harrison
Contact Email mark.harrison@edmonton.ca
Contact Phone 780-944-0459
Additional Information Time: 6:00 – 8:30 p.m. (Drop-in, no scheduled presentation)

This application is to rezone land at 10231 - 120 Street NW from (US) Urban Services Zone to (DC2) Site Specific Development Control Provision. The zoning change would allow for a 12 Storey residential development with the following features:

• 42 meters in height
• 155 Residential Dwellings
• 5.0 Floor Area Ratio
• a minimum of 165 parking spaces

An associated application to amend the Oliver Area Redevelopment Plan has also been made to support this rezoning.

The City is looking for your input on the proposed rezoning.
Link www.edmonton.ca…
 

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Now here is an example of a broad low tower that will definitely block out the sun on both sides of the street (at alternate times) for a good part of the day. That stated, the design is OK.
 

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Proposed rezoning of Oliver properties
September 6, 2017

Citizens are invited to an open house about a proposed rezoning and an amendment to the Oliver Area Redevelopment Plan

Date: Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Time: 6 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Drop-in, no scheduled presentation)
Location: Robertson-Wesley United Church, 10209 123 Street NW

This application is to rezone land at 10231 - 120 Street NW from (US) Urban Services Zone to (DC2) Site Specific Development Control Provision. The zoning change would allow for a 12 Storey residential development with the following features:
  • 42 meters in height
  • 155 Residential Dwellings
  • 5.0 Floor Area Ratio
  • a minimum of 165 parking spaces
An associated application to amend the Oliver Area Redevelopment Plan has also been made to support this rezoning.

For more information:
edmonton.ca/PublicInvolvementCalendar

Media contacts:
Lisa Sobchyshyn
Communications Advisor
Sustainable Development
780-442-7192
 

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