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Forest Heights residents get sneak peek at planned development for east Edmonton

GMH Architects is hoping to put up a 19-storey residential tower on the Patricia Motel site in east Edmonton. Global News
EDMONTON – Dozens of Edmontonians gathered at an open house in a Forest Heights church Wednesday night to learn more about a 19-storey residential tower being proposed in their neighbourhood.

The open house was aimed at allowing residents to provide feedback for both the city and GMH Architects, the developer applying to have the project approved.

The development proposal calls for the rezoning of the old Patricia Motel at 7730 101 Avenue NW to allow for the tower to be built. The building would also be connected to another six-storey building with both residential and commercial units facing 101 Avenue. The developers say their plan would include no more than 300 residential units and include underground parking.

“We did meet with the community league president and the ward councillor several months ago – earlier in the process when we were looking at a draft development,” Michelle Ouellette, senior planner with the City of Edmonton, said. “The feedback was somewhat supportive in that the community does want some redevelopment to occur for this underutilized, rundown motel.”

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Edmontonians attend an open house in Forest Heights to offer feedback on a plan to build a new 19-storey residential tower in the east Edmonton neighbourhood. Global News
The open house’s organizers said feedback will be used for a report which will be submitted to city council ahead of a final decision on the rezoning.For more information, click here.