STATION POINTE GREENS – THE JOURNEY TO NET ZERO AFFORDABLE HOUSING

Jennifer Hancock, Brian Scott

www.journalofgreenbuilding.com

Journal of Green BuildingStation Pointe Greens, a proposed 219-unit residential and commercial development, promises to be one of the most leading edge Passive House Certified Developments in North America. However, an innovative project such as this requires much time and research, and this project being no exception, it is still in its research and design phase. Its story began in 2008 when the City of Edmonton issued a request for proposals from developers regarding improvement of a brownfield site in Belvedere. This was done as part of the City’s redevelopment initiative for an area which was in dire need of revitalization. The Communitas Group saw a huge opportunity to develop a large-scale multi-family project immediately adjacent to a light rail transit and bus hub. And so the vision of an affordable and sustainable housing project began to take shape. (click thumbnail for pdf download)

BACK IN THE SWIM OF THINGS

After nearly a year of renovations and upgrades, the Macewan pool has re-opened. The popular aquatic facility has received a much needed new lease on life and is once again serving the recreation and fitness needs of a wide range of Edmontonians. Check out the clip from CTV Edmonton News.

EDMONTON LANDMARK

I’m off for a week on vacation, but I couldn’t resist coming back to post this submission for possible new civic office tower downtown. It’s a flat-iron shape with a series of gardens bringing public space and great airflow into the office tower.

Tegan Martin-Drysdale, a partner at RedBrick Real Estate Services, sent me the submission over the weekend, after reading MacLab’s idea on this blog. Tegan (@Teganmd) is also community co-chair of NextGen…(click here for full story)