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Have Your Say in the Future of Rossdale

15 Dec

The City of Edmonton has received $72.9 million funding from the River Valley Alliance for five projects designed to improve access in the river valley (projects are funded by the provincial and federal governments). One of these projects is the construction of a riverfront promenade called Touch the Water.

The Touch the Water promenade will create a new place for citizens to gather and enjoy the riverfront. Located in Rossdale, the promenade will be a distinctive and special place in our river valley.

The public engagement process for Touch the Water has begun. Interested citizens are invited to share and participate in the City of Edmonton’s online survey.

The survey allows people to provide input into the design of this new project. The survey runs until December 22, 2015, and can be found at edmonton.ca/rivervalleyprojects.

The results of the survey will help inform two conceptual designs for the Touch the Water Promenade, which will be shared for public review in 2016.

Rossdale in the News

21 Jan

With the West Rossdale and Power Plant discussions in recent City Council meetings, the future of Edmonton’s historic river crossing district has been a hot topic in the media and online. 

We’ve gathered a few interesting pieces that pose ideas for how the City can develop Rossdale into a diverse and bustling district:

What are your thoughts on these ideas? Would this essential Edmonton historic area be best served by an artificial canal? Leave your thoughts below!

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You call it Rossdale, we call it Pehonan

12 Jul

Something important from Zoe Todd, Edmonton architect studying away for a bit.  From Rossdale Regeneration’s perspective, the storied complexity of the site is all of importance in preservation and in its community public significance.  We recommend reading Zoe’s piece on this  You call it Rossdale, we call it Pehonan.  And here’s an audio version, from Zoe’s spot on CBC Edmonton’s Radioactive

Thinking Rossdale, thinking Kansas City?

7 Jul

Many of you probably don’t subscribe to the Concrete Repair Bulletin.  Nor do we– yet.  But our attention has been directed to the CRB’s November-December 2012 edition and an example of power station re-use in Kansas City.  This, after 40 years sitting abandoned and unused…

The new Kansas City Ballet facility defines an adaptive reuse of an abandoned, severely distressed 100-year-old former power plant into an historic restoration and preservation achievement dedicated to the performance art of ballet by the following:

• A unique architectural period building was saved and restored to its original façade and principal interior appearances and spaces;

• Extensive structural condition surveys in advance of the selective demolition and construction phases identified critical structural deficiencies and material properties that allowed the designteam to work with the contractors early on in stabilizing and restoring the exterior and interior building structure;

• Adaptation of the Kansas City Ballet to the Power House saved millions of dollars in new construction costs and enabled a sustainable reuse of a historic building; and

• The historical restoration included significant, almost-daily challenges to repairing the corrosion and moisture damage to all of the concrete, masonry, and steel while ensuring compliance with the design restoration and program

Preserve Rossdale power plant while its future is planned, group urges

5 Jul

EDMONTON – The city should preserve the historic Rossdale power plant for at least a year so a plan for the structure’s future can be developed, a citizen group says.City councillors balked last winter at the estimated $80-million cost to maintain the five-storey building and upgrade it for some… (continue article link)

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