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FAQ

Homes & Sales

Our first builders in the community are currently pre-selling their units and do not have showhomes on site. If you are interested in buying a home in Blatchford, please contact the home builders directly for more information or to set up a meeting.

Home builders will be starting construction on the first townhomes in Blatchford this year with occupancy dates currently planned for late 2019 or early 2020. For more information, please contact our home builders directly as they determine construction timelines and occupancy move-in dates for the townhomes they are selling.

There are no hook up costs for residents to connect to the District Energy Sharing System. When residents are ready to begin their utility services, all they have to do is contact the Blatchford Renewable Energy Utility to set up their account. Blatchford residents will then receive monthly bills, similar to all other utility services provided to a homeowner.

Stage Two of Blatchford West will include more townhomes with private backyards and laned garages, townhome condos and mixed-use condo/apartments.

Blatchford is about ‘building-in’ and creating a unique, urban, sustainable neighbourhood, so at this point in time we don’t have plans for single-detached homes. We do still want to ensure that there will be homes for people in all stages of life, so there will be a focus on providing family-friendly housing in this range of medium-density housing types.

The west side of the site is planned to have predominantly low-rise to mid-rise buildings between 2 to 6 storeys. There may be some slightly taller buildings (7 to 10 storeys) located along Alpha Boulevard to support local retail like coffee shops and bakeries in mixed-use buildings (retail on main floor and residential above). The Blatchford West borough will have an urban community feel combined with neighbourhood charm.

Homes in the east borough on the opposite side of the site will have the LRT at their doorstep. To support transit-oriented design, buildings on this side of the site are proposed to be a bit higher.

Retail & Future Phases

Planning and design is currently underway for the second stage of residential development and we are planning to start the sale of this land to builders in 2020. This second stage will be built directly adjacent to Stage One on the northwest and southeast sides.

Right from the start, there will be opportunities for local retail in the community. The first stage of development will have two mixed-use buildings with planned main floor retail along Alpha Boulevard. We are in the process of selecting the builders for this land and once they have been chosen, we will be able to provide an update on their timelines and contact information for retail opportunities.

Major retail space will also be located in the Town Centre, which is currently in the planning phase.

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Yes, when presented with the opportunity to redevelop the former airport site, City Council recognized this was a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to do something special with this land. Once the decision was made to build a sustainable community, a business plan was presented to City Council which outlined how we will build out the entire community over the next 25 years. The approval of this business plan in 2014, which included the project’s financial requirements, meant the community was given the go-ahead for redevelopment to begin!

Amenities

Yes! One of the many great things about Blatchford is how many amenities and services are being planned right in the community. There is land set aside for schools and we are discussing needs and timing with the school boards. There are no current plans to build a City-run recreation centre in Blatchford. The decision on where these recreation facilities are built throughout Edmonton is made outside of the Blatchford redevelopment team. However, we do anticipate that as the community develops, private businesses like gyms and other fitness facilities will look at the opportunity in Blatchford.

In addition to amenities being located throughout the community, there will also be a town centre where retail, offices, shopping, dining and more will come together!

There are two planned LRT stations within the community: one located near NAIT/Blatchford’s town centre and the other at the north side of the community. These stations mean convenient travel to and from the community for residents, students, workers and visitors!

The Metro Line NW extension (NAIT to Blatchford) is scheduled to begin construction in 2020, with service starting in 2024/2025. For the latest information on the Metro Line, please visit edmonton.ca/metro.

Other

Community Leagues are community driven and formed by the residents of the neighbourhood. The building of a community hall is also driven by a formed community league. The Community League is supported through the process by City of Edmonton staff who work with leagues on an ongoing basis. For more information on community hall construction, please review the Community Group Led Construction Projects Guide.

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