Building one of the world's largest sustainable communities doesn't happen without strong leadership and a strong vision.
Blatchford will be home to up to 30,000 Edmontonians living, working and learning in a sustainable community that uses 100% renewable energy, is carbon neutral, significantly reduces its ecological footprint, and empowers residents to pursue a range of sustainable lifestyle choices.
Blatchford is being built on seven design principles that will not only keep us on track to achieving our vision, but which will also help us create the most unique neighbourhood in Edmonton.
Planning & Design
Blatchford will be based on exemplary placemaking, planning and architecture that will help deliver the sustainability criteria for the community.
Blatchford will demonstrate how advanced environmental design will not only provide ecological benefits, but social and economic benefits as well. Blatchford will be a community where it is easy for residents to adopt a sustainable lifestyle.
Energy, water, transportation and waste management systems are the cornerstones of sustainability and will be thoughtfully designed to reduce Blatchford’s environmental impact.
Green spaces will be fully integrated into the community to provide both environmental benefits and places for residents to enjoy. Blatchford will feature a large central park that will be within walking distance for all residents, a network of open spaces and trails throughout the community, and spaces for urban agriculture.
Blatchford will continue to look at both proven and new technologies to be a part of the search for sustainable solutions.
Blatchford will provide homes for all stages of life. There will be a focus on providing family-friendly housing in a range of medium-density housing types like townhouses, stacked townhouses and four to six storey apartments. The community will offer a vibrant street life, outdoor private areas for homes, and a mix of affordable housing seamlessly integrated within the community.
The Blatchford lands are among the most historical locations in Edmonton. The history of the site as Canada’s first municipally-run airfield will be embodied in initiatives throughout the community.