Planning began in early 2021 culminating with land use approval by Edmonton City Council on July 5, 2022. Integral to the objectives and deliverables of this project, it will include innovation in urban design and the achievement of urban excellence, inclusion of broad community aspirations and identity, social, environmental, and economic sustainability, and resilience.
The history of Michener Park began on November 6, 1967, when the Right Honourable Roland Michener, Governor General at the time, officially opened Michener Park as a University of Alberta residence for couples and students with families. This unique community was home to thousands of people from around the world. The last residents moved out in summer 2020.
As part of its long-range development planning, the University of Alberta deemed some of its lands as no longer essential to its academic and research needs. These lands included the significant section of land known as West 240 — a section of roughly 220 acres of land located between the communities of Grandview and Lansdowne, and between Whitemud Creek and 122 Street.
UAPT has been entrusted with developing these lands, beginning with public engagement activities starting in fall 2022.
UAPT will hold community engagement events to collect input from neighbouring residents.