Edmonton's Westmount community divided on support for infill development
Carla Stolte says Edmonton’s Westmount neighbourhood is split 50-50 when it comes to supporting infill.
“Our neighbourhood is changing a lot. Some people think it’s for the good and some people think it’s for the bad,” said Stolte, president of the Westmount Community League. “Even on block to block, it’s very varied.”
The city’s infill plans — which sees new homes, or multiplexes, replace older residences in heritage neighbourhoods — have reached their two-year mark, and planners are going to the urban planning committee Wednesday to update councillors on progress.
So far, planners have completed 15 out of 23 action items, which contain a variety of projects that include creating neighbourhood guides and a communications strategy, and ensuring development signs are posted on infill sites, among others.