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Calder has been chosen for neighbourhood renewal beginning in spring 2021 with anticipated completion in 2023.

Project Update - August 2020

With school start up just around the corner, the City is working to improve your drop off experience in front of Calder Elementary School and St. Edmund Catholic School. The Calder Renewal project team has arranged for a test run for 1-way traffic flow on 130 Avenue and 118 Street (proposed traffic change map).

The changes you will see this fall will allow more room for buses and vehicles to move along the street and will add an additional drop-off zone in front of St. Edmund. Parking will be restricted on school days in some locations to create the space needed for vehicles to flow more efficiently.

Starting August 24, 2020, traffic flow along 130 Avenue and 118 Street will be changed from 2-way travel to 1-way travel. Traffic flow will be changed to westbound only on 130 Avenue starting at 117 Street and southbound only on 118 Street through to 129 Avenue.

The City intends to keep the traffic measures in place until renewal construction begins.

With public events postponed and physical distancing a priority, we are committed to delivering project information and meaningful online public engagement opportunities.

Traffic Test Feedback

Please share your questions and observations with us about the Calder 1-Way Traffic Test Run.








Personal information in this online form is being collected under the Authority of Section 33(c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and will be used to allow us to contact you to answer your questions about the Calder One Way Traffic 'Test Run'. If you have any questions about the collection of your personal information, please contact Laura Shewchuk at Laura.Shewchuk@edmonton.ca or 780-944-0728.


About the Project

The Neighbourhood Renewal program will rehabilitate roads, replace street lights, curbs and gutters, repair sidewalks, and connect missing sidewalk links where possible. Other opportunities to improve parks and public spaces will also be explored.

Cost sharing opportunities will be made available through the Local Improvement process for sidewalk reconstruction and decorative street light upgrades in the neighbourhood. Arterial roads and alleys are not included in the scope of work.

A series of public events will be scheduled by the project team which will give residents the opportunity to build a project vision and guiding principles together and provide regular feedback on the different stages of the project including design.

Please watch your mailbox for correspondence from Building Great Neighbourhoods and Open Spaces about the Calder Neighbourhood Renewal Project.

 

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Project History

Project Update - July 2020

Thank you to everyone who engaged with us virtually during the Community Feedback on Draft Design stage of the project as we adjusted our engagement practices as a result of COVID-19. The design included traffic calming measures, sidewalk and crossing enhancements, bike facilities in the neighbourhood, and park and open space improvements.

The online survey and Ask A Question tool closed on July 18, 2020 and we appreciate everyone who took the time to provide their feedback, including through paper copies of the survey, emails and phone calls received by the Project Manager. Your input is important as we move toward finalizing the design and the scheduled 2021 construction start date for your Neighbourhood Renewal.

The project team will review all of the feedback provided, along with technical information and City policies and programs, for consideration into the final design. This design will be shared in fall 2020.

Draft Design Package

View the Draft Design (21MB). It includes all of the proposed improvements for pedestrian sidewalks and crossings, bike facilities and routes, traffic congestion and calming, parks and open spaces, placemaking to meet your neighbours and the historic celebration of the neighbourhood’s rail, street car and Indigenous past.

Videos

These videos offer a simulation of the potential changes to the traffic on 129 Avenue and the proposed traffic flow adjacent to St. Edmond Catholic School (along 130 Avenue) and Calder Elementary School (along 118 Street) drop-off areas. The videos show the new curb lines, road functioning and overall experience for people who walk, bike and drive.

129 Avenue Bike Facility and Commercial Area Improvements:

Presentations

Thank you to everyone who attended one of our 3 online presentations on July 7, 9 or 11 2020. During the presentations, the project team walked through the proposed 129 Avenue Corner Store enhancements, school traffic flow improvements and upgraded bike routes and facilities for Calder.

For information on the Calder neighbourhood renewal schedule, as well as other information, please see Issue #4 of the Calder Renewal Newsletter - June 2020.

Decorative Street Lighting Option

At the January 2020 event, there was interest in further conversation about decorative street lighting in Calder. Standard street lights will be replaced as part of the Neighbourhood Renewal process. However, property owners in each neighbourhood undergoing renewal have the opportunity to upgrade to their community’s choice of decorative street lights through a community-initiated local improvement process.

Community volunteers lead the campaign to select a decorative option for street lights. The City can provide support by sharing the options available and assisting with gathering feedback at upcoming community engagements on the options.

Please contact Laura Shewchuk at Laura.Shewchuk@edmonton.ca or 780-944-0728 and read the Cost-sharing Opportunities handout if you are interested in learning more. The decorative option would need to be determined and submitted to the City by Thursday July 2, 2020.

Project Update - January 2020

Thank you to those who participated in the January 23 and 25, 2020 Exploring Options and Trade-offs engagement events where we asked for your feedback on design options for neighbourhood renewal.

Event Materials:
Display Boards (26MB)
Project Overview

See the latest issue of the Calder Renewal Newsletter.

Project Update - September 2019

Thank you to those who participated in the September 14 community walk where we explored topics like traffic, connectivity, open/park space, and placemaking (creating public spaces that promote health, happiness and well being). The community walk was followed by a workshop, where we discussed opportunities for the future of Calder.

Event Materials:
Walk and Workshop Map and Observation Points
Walk and Workshop Slide Deck

What We Heard

Project Update - July 2019

Community Visioning Engagement Summary

Thank you to everyone who has provided feedback throughout the public engagement activities for the visioning phase of the Calder Neighbourhood Renewal. Your input is important—it helps us understand what matters most to your community and what improvements are needed in your neighbourhood.

See a summary of our engagement activities since May 2019:
Community Visioning Engagement Summary

Get involved and help shape the future of Calder
It’s not too late to volunteer for the Calder Community Engagement Advisory Group (CEAG). The CEAG reflects the diverse makeup of the community, helps refine the City’s approach to engagement throughout the project and ensures that people know their input is heard and valued. Our first CEAG meeting will be held in mid-August.

Project Update - June 2019

Building a Community Vision Together

Thank you to those who joined us at the Calder Neighbourhood Renewal Visioning Workshop on June 25, 2019. At the workshop, participants shared thoughts and local knowledge that will contribute to the community vision and guiding principles, and will help shape the future of the neighbourhood.

Read the April issue of the Calder Community Newsletter.

Event Materials
Display Boards
Youth Feedback Board

For More Information

Laura Shewchuk

Title Planning and Design Project Manager
Email Laura.Shewchuk@edmonton.ca

Building Great Neighbourhoods

All additional inquiries or escalations can be directed to the Building Great Neighbourhoods team, or by calling 311.

Email BuildingGreatNeighbourhoods@edmonton.ca

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