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City of Edmonton offers opportunity for public to weigh in on Blatchford redevelopment

New concept design for Blatchford redevelopment. City of Edmonton

EDMONTON — The City of Edmonton is holding a series of open houses, inviting the public to join the conversation about the Blatchford redevelopment project.

The second of three open houses is being held at Chateau Nova Hotel & Suites Saturday. City officials are asking residents to provide their suggestions on the project’s sustainability and liveability.

In June, city council voted to scale back the redevelopment, which will take over the City Centre Airport land. The district will include condos, parks, ponds and LRT access. The city believes about 32,000 people will eventually call the area home.

READ MORE: City offers tour of Blatchford lands, days after scaling back project

The city plans to spend more than $630 million on the Blatchford project over 25 years. In return, the city expects the project to make a profit of $229 million.

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Work to demolish the City Centre Airport is expected to start sometime this year. The city hopes the first residents could be living in Blatchford as early as 2016.

The first open house was held on Thursday. Saturday’s even runs until 5 p.m. The third and final open house will be held Tuesday, September 9 from 4:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

For more information on the Blatchford redevelopment and the open houses, visit the City of Edmonton’s website.

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