The City of St. Albert, just northwest of Edmonton, is beginning to see more dense urban infill developments as the city continues to grow. One such proposal by Boudreau Communities currently in the planning stages could see St. Albert's tallest buildings rising next to the Sturgeon River.

Rendering of Riverbank Landing, image via City of St. Albert

Designed by Arc Studio, Riverbank Landing proposes up to 500 residential units along with some office, commercial retail, and conference space spread across six buildings. The proposal's site is four hectares in size, part of land formerly occupied by longtime landmark Hole's Greenhouses on Bellerose Drive just northeast of Boudreau Road.

Site plan, image via City of St. Albert

The residential units are anticipated to be spread across four buildings, the tallest of which are a pair of 26-storey towers reaching up to 100 metres in height. This represents a reduction in height from an earlier proposal which had one of the towers rising to 28 stories, along with a reconfiguration of the site based on feedback from the public.

Earlier massing diagram, image via City of St. Albert

The proposal would complement Boudreau Communities' recently-completed Botanica development next door, which saw 252 residential units in a pair of 6-7-storey buildings along with smaller scale retail buildings, bordered by Boudreau Road, Bellerose Drive, and the Sturgeon River.

Botanica, image via Google Street View

According to a letter sent to area residents by the City of St. Albert, a public hearing to rezone the land and update the Oakmont Area Structure Plan (ASP) to allow for the development is tentatively expected to take place on May 18, 2020.

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