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.
An Extraordinary Community-Building Opportunity
The West 240 lands lie in the heart of Edmonton, one of Canada’s youngest and fastest-growing cities. The size and location of the lands represent a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a large-scale, people-centred community that contributes to the vitality of the surrounding neighbourhoods and the city of Edmonton.
UAPT is in the earliest stages of imagining what the development of the West 240 lands could include.
Engaging Key Stakeholders
UAPT is committed to a robust and transparent engagement process to inform how the West 240 lands should be developed. This process includes:
- Consulting with subject matter experts and community leaders on identifying key community-building trends and opportunities to consider when developing the West 240 lands.
Timeline: Spring and Summer, 2022
- Public consultation and feedback on key community-building themes emerging from subject matter experts and community leaders.
Timeline: Fall 2022
- Public consultation on initial land use concepts developed in partnership with a development consultant.
Timeline: Early 2023