101 Avenue Vision and Corridor Study Goes to the Urban Planning Committee
The 101 Avenue Vision and Corridor Study was presented to the Urban Planning Committee on June 5, 2018 to provide City Councillors with an update on the project status. The meeting minutes include a video of the meeting and Q&A session.
At the meeting Councillors passed a motion to direct administration to:
Bring forward a capital profile for consideration to advance the planning and design, in accordance with Capital Governance Policy C591, as part of the 2019-2022 Capital Budget, and include the incremental costs above the arterial renewal investments related to the proposed infrastructure improvements included in the 101 Avenue Planning Study.
Provide a report on opportunities to advance short-term actions to move the vision forward prioritizing active transportation including how the 101 Avenue Corridor could become a "main street" as part of the Complete Streets Policy.
Administration will work on responding to the motion over the summer. To support this work, the community will be asked to identify their priorities for short-term action on 101 Avenue. Information on how to get involved will be posted as details are available.
Draft Corridor Study Report
The final draft of the 101 Avenue Corridor Study report is now complete.
Read the 101 Avenue Corridor Study draft report (27MB), which includes a glossary to help understand the various planning terms.
The Engagement Summary includes details on the various public engagement activities conducted during the study. The draft report includes a Water Network Upgrade plan to support the future development on 101 Avenue.
About the Project
101 Avenue was once the primary route into Edmonton’s downtown from the east. The construction of Terrace Road and the James MacDonald Bridge in the late 1960s and early 1970s allowed traffic to bypass 101 Avenue and provided a more direct route to downtown.
The avenue’s right-of-way was originally built to accommodate higher volumes of traffic than has been experienced over the last few decades.
The Greater Hardisty Community Sustainability Coalition has engaged with various groups to determine how they can manage change, decline, and development in their neighbourhoods. Part of this discussion has centred around 101 Avenue, the main commercial road in the area.
The community has raised concerns about vacant commercial properties, crime, a lack of street identity, and a lack of services for residents. However, 101 Avenue has a lot of potential to become a more welcoming destination for the adjacent neighbourhoods and the broader east-Edmonton area.
The community has expressed a desire to develop a vision for the corridor and proactively work to shape the future of 101 Avenue. In response to the community’s energy and interest, the City is working on a Vision and Corridor Study for 101 Avenue.
The Hardisty cluster of neighbourhoods has active and engaged citizen groups whose input will be essential to the success of this project, and all are invited to participate in determining what the future holds for 101 Avenue.
The study area includes 101 Avenue and its adjacent properties from 79 Street to 50 Street.
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