Posts Tagged: politics

Don’t get too excited about supertall building proposals in Edmonton

There’s nothing quite like a skyline-defining tower to get people excited. Earlier this week a proposal for an 80-storey tower in The Quarters known as the The Quarters Hotel and Residences caught the eye of many. Developers Alldritt Land Corporation LLP still need to get approval for the tower from City Council, something they’ll seek… Reads more »

Coming up at City Council: October 17-21, 2016

Busy week coming up at Council next week with some really interesting topics on the agenda! Cold City Hall, photo by Kurt Bauschardt Here’s my look at what Council will be discussing in the week ahead. Meetings this week October 17 at 9:30am – Community & Public Services Committee Meeting October 18 at 9:30am –… Reads more »

Who’s responsible for the Edmonton Metro Region?

Last week the Metro Mayors Alliance signed a Memorandum of Understanding “outlining a commitment to plan, decide, and act as one Edmonton Metro Region on regionally significant issues.” The MOU was the first recommendation of the Advisory Panel on Metro Edmonton’s Future, which delivered its report in early June. The next step is to negotiate… Reads more »

Coming up at City Council: September 12-16, 2016

Expect to hear a lot next week about suicide prevention and the High Level Bridge. Here’s my look at what Council will be discussing in the week ahead. Meetings this week September 12 at 9:30am – Community & Public Services Committee Meeting September 13 at 9:30am – Executive Committee Meeting September 14 at 9:30am –… Reads more »

Coming up at City Council: August 29 – September 2, 2016

In addition to discussing the report on Northlands’ Vision 2020, there are a number of other things coming up for Council next week. Photo by Kurt Bauschardt Here’s my look at everything else that Council will be discussing in the week ahead. Meetings this week August 29 at 9:30am – Community & Public Services Committee… Reads more »

Northlands’ Vision 2020 is not going to happen

The City of Edmonton released its analysis of Northlands’ Vision 2020 proposal today. Introducing the report, City Manager Linda Cochrane said, “we acknowledge that Vision 2020 is an option for what could be done with the 160 acres.” It’s clear from reading the report however that the City doesn’t support the plan. “Northlands has proposed… Reads more »

Coming up at City Council: August 15-19, 2016

Council is back from the summer break next week! Let’s hope they all got some much needed R&R. Here’s my look at what Council will be discussing in the week ahead. Interesting to see that a number of the reports now include a section called “Metrics, Targets, and Outcomes” in addition to the existing “Corporate… Reads more »