Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: ArtsCommon 228 | Proposed

  1. #1
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    31,478

    Default ArtsCommon 228 | Proposed

    New food-arts-community hub planned for Alberta Avenue

    Alberta Avenue residents celebrated a new vision for the ArtsCommon 118 Wednesday, hoping this new food-arts-community hub will finally be what tips the scale for good in the troubled neighbourhood.

    It’s the first project for Edmonton’s new public developer, a community-focused development agency now operating at arm’s length from the city but with public land and $10 million in donated capital.

    They’re planning 78 live-work studio spaces for artists, a community coffee shop, a commercial kitchen available for rent 24 hours a day to local food trucks and startup market vendors, a black box theatre and an African night market.

    The Sarah McLachlan School of Music is hoping to take over one floor in the twin four-storey buildings, and Northlands is making plans to build greenhouses on the roof, expanding its agricultural offerings and expertise in vertical farming.

    “This could be the tipping point,” said Arts on the Avenue director Christy Morin, describing how all these uses can come together to create a strong hub in the neighbourhood with positive, community-building activity around the clock.
    The new hub could support local jobs, provide affordable housing for artists who struggle to find functional studio space, and liven up two vacant lots. The buildings would fill in the two grassy lots on either side of 92 Street, south of 118 Avenue.

    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  2. #2
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Downtown
    Posts
    31,478

    Default

    Mods/Admin - please change thread title from 228 to 118
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

  3. #3
    C2E Long Term Contributor
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Downtown Edmonton
    Posts
    47,243

    Default

    That is truly fantastic news.
    www.decl.org

    Ottawa-Edmonton-Vancouver-Edmonton

  4. #4
    C2E SME
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Edmonton, Alberta
    Posts
    11,038

    Default

    The avenue continues to climb out of the abyss. Very nice looking project.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •