Edmonton’s newest community will soon start to take shape, using the land that was formally assigned to the City Center Airport, this new community is billed as a ground breaking departure from other communities in Edmonton. This new community will have an estimated population of 30,000 residents and is expected to create 11,000 places to work for Edmontonians.
Billed as a carbon neutral, The City of Edmonton expects 100% of the power used by this community to come from renewable energy through a district heat and power plant. Containing up to 600 community garden plots, this green community will also contain a large stormwater lake, with natural landscaping on the west side, and a boardwalk on the east side. NAIT is also looking to lay claim to some of the 217 hectare (536 acre) site, with plans for much needed student housing in this new community. With close ties and access to public transit this community aims to connect with the rest of the city through vital links in transportation and its central location with in the city. With this long arduous process that has been ongoing for several years, the master plan for Blatchford was completed in early 2013 with construction slated to begin in 2014, for possible occupancy in late 2016.
This one of a kind community is poised to be one of the most desired communities in The City of Edmonton, and this Realtor is looking forward to seeing the Blatchford community come to fruition.
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