In early 2022, the City of Edmonton issued a competitive property listing for the sale of a 2.0 acre land parcel at 915 Ogilvie Boulevard. This listing was part of the City of Edmonton Building Housing Choices program, which encourages the development of surplus school lands. Through this process HomeEd’s proposal was selected and City Council agreed to sell the site to HomeEd on October 3, 2022.
HomeEd’s proposal for the Ogilvie Ridge Development will pursue the following project outcomes:
As a mixed market housing site, the Ogilvie Ridge Development is intended to include some tenants and families that pay a market rental rate, and others who pay a percentage less than market.
Half of up to 100 homes in the Ogilvie Ridge Development are intended to be rented at below the average market rent in Edmonton to tenants and families with a qualifying household income.
Homes in the Ogilvie Ridge Development will be designed to a NetZero energy standard. This means that annually these homes will generate as much energy as they use.
The development will also be designed for durability and resilience, with design features and products that are built to last.
One fifth of the homes in the Ogilvie Ridge Development are intended to be accessible.
These homes are specifically designed to accommodate mobility aids, such as wheelchairs, and can be adapted to meet a variety of accessibility needs.
Past Community Engagement
Thank you to everyone who participated in our Community Engagement Sessions on November 23 (in-person) and 24 (online). The adjacent picture is an example of one of the community-generated site concepts from the November 23 session. The feedback we receive at this stage will be recorded in a “What We Heard” report.
If you were unable to attend in November, we would like to welcome you to an identical Community Engagement Session in January. More details are available in the following section.
Upcoming Community Engagement
HomeEd is looking forward to being part of the Ogilvie Ridge community! We understand that you may have lots of questions about us, the development proposal and the process from here. Our community engagement program is designed to help answer these questions.
Our first community engagement sessions occurred in November. For those that were unable to attend, an identical in-person session is scheduled for January. We invite you to register through the links below to attend the following session:
January 17: In-person at Whitemud Creek Community Centre
The session will be an introduction to HomeEd and will also include information about the rezoning process. Attendees will have the opportunity to participate in an interactive, hands-on design exercise to explore how the site can be developed to meet the project goals. We look forward to meeting you and hearing your perspectives on the site development.
After the January 17 meeting, we will take what we have heard from the November and January meetings and use it to develop a site program. A follow-up community engagement session to be scheduled for early in 2023 will provide attendees the opportunity to see the updated proposal and share their feedback on the site program and development that they helped to shape.
We look forward to meeting you soon!
In the meantime, as part of the rezoning process to enable development of the Ogilvie Ridge Surplus School Site, the City’s Engaged Edmonton team will be reaching out to the community for feedback on the zoning proposal.
More information will be available at Engaged Edmonton in early December.