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In 2006, the vacant school building site in Larkspur at 2845-43A Avenue was approved by City Council for development into townhomes under the City’s First Place program.

The new townhomes will only be developed on the portion of land that was previously set aside for a school building. The remaining open space surrounding the housing development will be retained by the City and continue to serve sports, recreation and community uses as identified in the original neighbourhood structure plan.

What's Being Built?

Many Edmontonians dream of owning their own home but don’t have the financial resources to make it happen. Young professionals, single parents and residents in middle income brackets can find it particularly tough to break into Edmonton’s housing market, which is one of the most expensive in Canada.

The City’s First Place Program teams with banks and builders to develop vacant surplus school building sites into attractive townhomes. The homes are market priced, with a five-year deferral on the land portion of the mortgage, making them more accessible to first time buyers.

A public design engagement process involving selected community volunteers helps to shape development in each neighbourhood. This forms the basis for the development permit approval process that follows.

Construction & New Home Sales

Construction and new home sales for the First Place townhomes in Larkspur is now underway.


Construction of the First Place townhomes in Larkspur started in fall 2015. Construction of the new townhomes will be completed in accordance with the outcome of the Community Design Engagement Process conducted in 2014-15. For detailed information on status of the development process, including safety guidelines and who to contact if you have questions or concerns, please visit the Rohit Communities Larkspur First Place website.

New Home Sales

If you are interested in purchasing one of the homes, please contact the builder, Rohit Communities, directly for more information on pricing and eligibility requirements.


The Larkspur Landing First Place showhome at 4207 30 Street NW opened in July 2016. The hours of operation for the showhome are Monday to Thursday from 3-8pm and Saturday and Sunday from 12-5pm.

Design Engagement

The community design engagement process provided an opportunity for the Community league and Kernohan community members to meet with the builder and discuss elements to help ensure the development was a good fit. Topics included orientation, massing and rooflines, access, vistas and design details.

Design Engagement Meeting # 3 - February 16, 2015

Design Engagement Meeting # 2 - November 11, 2014

Design Engagement Meeting # 1 - October 16, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions

Please refer to our surplus schools and First Place frequently asked questions pages.

For More Information

First Place Homes


In Edmonton: 311
Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311


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