Full Story (CBC Edmonton)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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