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Mid-Block Apartment Rezoning Public Hearing

 

City Council will hold a public hearing April 1, 2019 at 1:30 pm at Council Chamber to consider proposed Bylaws to change the zoning from (RF3) Small Scale Infill Development Zone to (DC2) Site Specific Development Control. If approved, this will allow for a 4 storey, 49 unit apartment building mid-block on 123 St. between 111 Ave and 112 Ave.

The Inglewood Community League sent a letter to the developer in September 2018 stating:

The Inglewood Community League is satisfied that the existing zoning, RF3, is consistent with the character and nature of this community and rezoning is unnecessary.

Members of the community who feel strongly about this project and re-zoning application are encouraged to:

Weight it given to attendance numbers, even if not all in attendance speak.

 

Inglewood Hall 30th Anniversary

The Inglewood Community League Hall is 30 years old as of February 17th 2019! There are some exciting changes coming to the hall and grounds over the next couple years, including the removal of the old sports hall building to make room for phase two of the park. The Inglewood Community League itself was established in 1950, when it formally split from Westmount, meaning we will be celebrating our 70th anniversary next year.

Building Great Neighbourhoods Update – January 2019

Thank you to the City of Edmonton for hosting the drop in event January 23rd for Neighborhood Renewal, Inglewood Revitalization & 124 Street Renewal. Each of these three programs has their own mailing list you can subscribe to for more regular updates.

We have learned that neighbourhood renewal construction will be staged over three years, from 2019 to 2021. Primary upgrades to neighbourhood infrastructure include: local and collector roads, sidewalks, sidewalk connections, curb ramps, curbs, gutters, and street lights.

Inglewood Park Redevelopment Project: Phase 2 Coming Soon

By Reetu Schaaf, Inglewood Community League Board Member  

The Inglewood Community League Board is excited to announce that fundraising for Phase 2 of the park redevelopment is now moving forward!  Phase 2 is about building a spray park beside the completed playground next to the community hall (Phase 1). The League will be fundraising for the Spray Park this fall.  

BACKGROUND

In 2013 and 2014, discussion took place with residents, League neighbours, supporters, and the City of Edmonton, about redeveloping the Community League’s park. This feedback supported volunteer efforts to pursue an overarching park redevelopment. The plan developed through this discussion is included below. The plan shows replacing the existing playground and the addition of a new spray park feature. A project of this scale required the League to look at a step-by-step approach to completing this work!

PHASE 1: PLAYGROUND

If you haven’t been by league grounds (next to the Community Hall) recently, please drop by and visit our new playground which celebrated its grand opening in June 2017.  Our playground has new equipment, new rubber surfacing, large shelter, bike bumps, along with extra benches and picnic tables. Completion of phase 1 was made possible by many passionate volunteers led by Inglewood Community League Board Member, Jaki Campeau, who backed the vision and creation of a fun safe space for all Inglewood residents, young and old.

PHASE 2: SPRAY PARK

With the final touches of phase 1 being addressed, the League is getting ready for fundraising for the next phase – the addition of a Spray Park! This feature was highlighted as one of the main attractions Inglewood residents wanted within their community.  As a part of preparing the league grounds for phase 2, the former rink shack – the older wooden building near the new playground – will be demolished. This will allow for the Spray Park to be built beside the new playground, enhance sight lines around the grounds to improve safety and security for all users, and provide space for a larger spray park.  

PARK REDEVELOPMENT CONCEPTUAL PLAN

Stay tuned for Inglewood Community League events and activities that help raise funds, share information, and engage residents on the Spray Park concept!

City of Edmonton Big Bin Events

The City of Edmonton is once again holding Big Bin Events across the city this summer from May until mid-September. The closest event to the Inglewood neighbourhood is at Woodcroft Community Centre (13915 115 Ave NW) on June 9 and 10, from 9 AM to 5 PM. Remember to secure your load properly with a rope and tarp (guidelines can be found here).

Big Bin Events allow residents to dispose of household items too large for regular collection at no charge. Materials that will be accepted include furniture (couches, chairs, mattresses); appliances (fridges, freezers, washers); and household electronics (computers, televisions). Appropriate materials will be recycled. For a full list of items accepted, please visit the City of Edmonton website.  Please note that commercial waste and household hazardous waste are not accepted. Household hazardous waste can be taken to an Eco Station at no charge. For a list of these items, please click here.  If you have items that are in good condition and can be reused, you can donate them. A list of items can be found at the City of Edmonton Reuse Centre website and a list of charities and businesses can be found here.

In 2017, 11,322 customers disposed of 1,277 tonnes of large waste items and 488 tonnes of recyclable items during Big Bin Events.

For a full list of Big Bin Event locations, dates and instructions, please click here.

 

New French Immersion Program Announced for the Inner City

The Edmonton Public School Board has announced that it is starting a French Immersion Language Program at Oliver School starting September 2018. Initially, there will be a Kindergarten and a Grade 1 class. Parents and the school board have been working hard to spread the word about this exciting new program.

If you are a parent who doesn’t speak French as a first language yourself, this program is for you!

A list of resources to help parents with French immersion for their children is available on the Facebook page: Central YEG for French. Oliver School has 2 childcare options nearby: Oliver Centre and Appleton Daycare. Registration is still open for this exciting opportunity. To register visit: https://EPSB.ca/schools/register if you have any questions feel free to email: centralyegforfrench@gmail.com.