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Find surplus school site locations in these communities across the city.

First Place Building Sites

In 2006, the City received 20 surplus school sites from local school boards. All 20 sites in 19 neighbourhoods were approved for the First Place Program.

Building Housing Choices

Sites selected for mixed affordable and market housing development from the 20 surplus school sites the City received in 2009.

Belmont

The Belmont school park site consists of 10.27 ha of planned open space and a 1.41 ha vacant school building site. The 1.41 ha vacant school building site at 13207-37 Street was approved by City Council for housing development under the Building Housing Choices  initiative (policy C583).

The site will be developed as a mix of market and non-market medium density housing, ranging from townhouses to low-rise apartment buildings.  The specific type of housing has not been finalized and will be determined in consultation with the community. At this time, it is not known when the community engagement process will begin. Residents will be informed in advance of all upcoming engagement opportunities.

The 10.27 ha of open space will be retained by the City and will continue to serve sports, recreation and community league uses.

Henderson Estates

The Henderson Estates school park site consists of 3.9 ha of planned open space and a 1.2 ha vacant school building site. The 1.2 ha vacant school building site at 3408 Riverbend Road was declared surplus by local school boards in 2009 and approved by City Council in 2015 for housing development under the Building Housing Choices initiative (policy C583).

The site will be developed as a mix of market and non-market medium density housing, ranging from townhouses to low-rise apartment buildings.  The specific type of housing has not been finalized and will be determined in consultation with the community. At this time, it is not known when the community engagement process will begin. Residents will be informed in advance of all upcoming engagement opportunities.

The 3.9 ha of open space will be retained by the City and will continue to serve sports, recreation and community league uses.

Kiniski Gardens South

The 1.2 hectare vacant school site at  3804-38 Street in Kiniski Gardens was declared surplus by local school boards in 2009, and subsequently approved by City Council in 2015 for development into a mix of market and affordable medium-density housing under the Building Housing Choices initiative (policy C583).

In September 2016, City Administration presented a report to Executive Committee (item 6.6) proposing that the site be sold to the Headway School Society of Alberta for the purposes of building a private school. A report requesting that the Kiniski Gardens South site be removed from Policy C583 was subsequently approved by Council on September 20, 2016 (item 6.5).

On October 8, 2019 (item 9.7), City Council directed City Administration to take all steps to finalize the sale of the Kiniski Gardens South site and return with an update report in 2020. Steps to support and finalize a sale include City Administration submitting a subdivision and rezoning application. The rezoning application will be reviewed and a decision will be made by City Council at a land use public hearing to be scheduled in 2020.

La Perle West

The La Perle school park site consists of 8.75 ha of planned open space and a 1.13 ha vacant school building site. The 1.13 ha vacant school building site at 18715-97A Avenue was declared surplus by local school boards in 2009 and approved by City Council in 2015 for housing development under the Building Housing Choices initiative (policy C583).

The site will be developed as a mix of market and non-market medium density housing, ranging from townhouses to low-rise apartment buildings.  The specific type of housing has not been finalized and will be determined in consultation with the community. At this time, it is not known when the community engagement process will begin. Residents will be informed in advance of all upcoming engagement opportunities.

The 8.75 ha of open space will be retained by the City and will continue to serve sports, recreation and community league uses

Lymburn

The Lymburn school park site consists of 8.84 ha of planned open space and a 1.4 ha vacant school building site. The 1.4 ha vacant school building site at 7204-184 Street was declared surplus by local school boards in 2009 and approved by City Council in 2015 for housing development under the Building Housing Choices initiative (policy C583).

The site will be developed as a mix of market and non-market medium density housing, ranging from townhouses to low-rise apartment buildings.  The specific type of housing has not been finalized and will be determined in consultation with the community. At this time, it is not known when the community engagement process will begin. Residents will be informed in advance of all upcoming engagement opportunities.

The 8.84 ha of open space will be retained by the City and will continue to serve sports, recreation and community league uses

Summerlea

The Summerlea school park site consists of 5.18 ha of planned open space and a 1.0 ha vacant school building site. The 1.0 ha vacant school building site at 17503-93 Avenue was declared surplus by local school boards in 2009 and approved by City Council in 2015 for housing development under the Building Housing Choices initiative (policy C583).

The site will be developed as a mix of market and non-market medium density housing, ranging from townhouses to low-rise apartment buildings.  The specific type of housing has not been finalized and will be determined in consultation with the community. At this time, it is not known when the community engagement process will begin. Residents will be informed in advance of all upcoming engagement opportunities.

The 5.18 ha of open space will be retained by the City and will continue to serve sports, recreation and community league uses.

Seniors’ Housing Building Sites

Sites selected for seniors' housing from the 20 surplus school sites the City received in 2009.

Kiniski Gardens North

The Kiniski Gardens North site at 4304-41 Avenue has been approved by City Council for seniors' housing. Community engagement and construction have not as yet been scheduled.

Miller

The Miller site at 14903-50 Street has been approved by City Council for seniors' housing. Community engagement and construction have not as yet been scheduled.

Overlanders

The Overlanders site at 12770 Victoria Trail has been approved by City Council for seniors' housing. Community engagement and construction have not as yet been scheduled.

Sakaw

In 2009, the 1.27 ha vacant school building site at 5803 Mill Woods Road South  in Sakaw was declared surplus by local school boards and subsequently approved by City Council in 2012 for development into seniors’ housing.  The City has selected Greater Edmonton Foundation (GEF) Seniors Housing, an experienced seniors' housing provider, to develop and operate housing on this site.  

The new seniors’ housing complex will only be developed on the 1.27 ha portion of the overall site that was previously set aside for a school building. The remaining 8.23 ha of planned 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. 

For more information, please visit Sakaw Seniors' Housing.

Wedgewood Heights

A school site in Wedgewood Heights has been declared surplus by school authorities.

The City-owned site on Wedgewood Boulevard has been approved for seniors’ housing.

Surplus Sites — Retained for Civic Uses

Sites retained for civic use from the 20 surplus school sites the City received in 2009.

Aldergrove

The Aldergrove site at 8615-182 Street has been retained for municipal purposes, specifically stormwater management.

Ermineskin

The Ermineskin site at 10620-25 Avenue was removed from consideration for new residential uses in 2013 as a result of a previous City Council commitment.

La Perle East

The La Perle East site at 18503-97A Avenue has been retained for municipal purposes.

Surplus Sites — Retained for Francophone

Consistent with the Joint Use Agreement that guides City and local School Board planning and collaboration, the Francophone School Board has claimed these surplus school building sites received in 2015 for future school construction.

Elsinore

The Elsinore school park site consists of 8.21 ha of planned school building, open space and a 1.56 ha vacant school building site. The 1.56 ha vacant school building site at 176 Avenue and 104 Street was declared surplus by local school boards in 2015. 

The 8.21 ha of open space will be retained by the City and will continue to serve existing school, sports, recreation and community league uses.

Matt Berry

The Matt Berry school park site consists of 9.04 ha of planned school building sites and open space. In 2015 the Edmonton Public school board declared the 1.24 ha surplus school building site at 59A Street and 162 Avenue surplus to their needs.

The 6.35 ha of open space will be retained by the City and will continue to serve sports, recreation and community league uses.

Surplus Sites — Use to be Determined

The City is still determining the uses for these out of the 6 surplus sites which were received in 2012 and in 2015.

The City is reviewing the sites to determine if they will be retained for civic use or another alternative use in line with Council direction. If an alternative use is recommended, the City will engage with the community league and neighbourhood residents to develop recommendations for alternative uses before it is presented to City Council for approval.

Evansdale

The Evansdale school park site consists of 9.20 ha of planned school building, open space and a 1.23 ha vacant school building site. The 1.23 ha vacant school building site at 150 Avenue and 87 Street was declared surplus by local school boards in 2012.

The 9.20 ha of open space will be retained by the City and will continue to serve existing school, sports, recreation and community league uses.

Klarvatten

The Klarvatten school park site consists of 5.13 ha of planned open space and a 1.55 ha vacant school building site. The 1.55 ha vacant school building site at Klarvatten Road and 88 Street was declared surplus by local school boards in 2015. 

The 5.13 ha of open space will be retained by the City and will continue to serve sports, recreation and community league uses.

Oleskiw

The Oleskiw school park site consists of 7.04 ha of planned open space and a 1.46 ha vacant school building site. The 1.46 ha vacant school building site at Wanyandi Road was declared surplus by local school boards in 2015.

The 7.04 ha of open space will be retained by the City and will continue to serve sports, recreation and community league uses.

Ozerna

The Ozerna school park site consists of 3.77 ha of planned open space and a 1.22 ha vacant school building site. The 1.22 ha vacant school building site at Ozerna Road and 158 Avenue was declared surplus by local school boards in 2015.

The 3.77 ha of open space will be retained by the City and will continue to serve sports, recreation and community league uses.

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