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Downtown Presentation Sharing

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Jen Ly

on 18 February 2013

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Transcript of Downtown Presentation Sharing

so we can create a better future Late 194o's
The Place To Be Economic upturn; population boom as veterans return; oil discovered near Leduc. (cc) image by jantik on Flickr 1980's
The Malls 1960s and 70's
Commercial Growth High oil prices; first DT sky scraper;
growth continues outside core. 1950's
Growth Continues Suburbs emerge.
1955 first mall built. Heritage Mall opens; WEM Phase 1
... "ripping the heart out of downtown". 1984
DT Strikes Back CoE creates long term plan for downtown ... catalyst projects include new concert hall, new city hall, redeveloped Churchill Square, Rice Howard Way, Jasper Ave, PRIDE, DBA, DDC and more. 1997
Downtown Plan ... small Update to 1984 plan; catalyst projects incent residential growth in core ...
Rail-Town, 104 st, Heritage buildings. Land use strategy, targeted residential incentives, new funding model (CRL), transit-oriented. 2010
Capital City DT Plan It is NOT
downtown vs. the 'burbs' How you can help? Downtown - The Phychic Centre As goes your downtown
so goes your city Residential Growth Commercial Growth 2008
A Grocery Store!! Comprises less than 1% of land base ...

Generates 10%
of tax base 70,000 workers
40,000 students
12,000 residents Mid 80's -90's
Concurrent Activities Cities have to start really investing in their downtown cores because the downtown is the psychic centre of places. Additional Investment - Come on down! ... be part of the vibrancy we want to feel in our city

- Spread the word ...
the momentum
is growing Wh So if the downtown is sort of, well, crap, people take one look and say this city just doesn't have it going on and I don't want to be here. If there's a sense of vitality
downtown, people will feel
positive about their city, even
if they live in the suburbs. Just to be clear ... Some Downtown Facts hi Bane or Benefit? Downtown Vibrancy:
Things to Keep in Mind As goes your downtown
so goes your city #2 #1 Looking at yeg #3 #4 Boyle - McCauley The Quarters The Dales Rossdale Riverdale Cloverdale Oliver Commercial Core Cultural Core McKay Avenue Capital City Warehouse Campus Downtown Edmonton
Significant Projects Jasper Ave
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