Sell Your Backyard? City Pilot Aims To Let Three Homeowners Create 'Flag Lots'

Sell Your Backyard? City Pilot Aims To Let Three Homeowners Create 'Flag Lots'

For the pilot project, the city’s team put out a call for interested homeowners, quickly heard from 12 people and picked three that have direct access to underground utilities through the back lane, are close to transit and other amenities and represent a variety of neighbourhoods. 

They’re in Grovenor, Queen Mary Park and Alberta Avenue and, if council grants approval, will be rezoned using a direct-control zone to grant special permission for the subdivision.

New Images Of Bonnie Doon Mall Redevelopment Plan Unveiled

New Images Of Bonnie Doon Mall Redevelopment Plan Unveiled

Taking into consideration Edmonton is a winter city, Morguard said the site has been designed to maximize sun exposure to the streets, sidewalks and open spaces across the day. Shadowing will be mitigated through tower placement and site design, she said.

Desired Effect: Energy-Efficient Home Renovation Boosts Comfort, Contentment

Desired Effect: Energy-Efficient Home Renovation Boosts Comfort, Contentment

“We love the area and would have had a hard time giving up our yard,” says Ken, adding that when they looked at homes in the area within their price range, they would either be renovating or living with somebody else’s renovation.

Should You Stop Renting And Start Owning In Edmonton?

Should You Stop Renting And Start Owning In Edmonton?

Edmonton is one of the rare Canadian cities boasting a stable and affordable real estate market. While first-time Vancouver and Toronto buyers are being priced out of the city, the median price for a single-family home in Edmonton is an affordable $388,000. In contrast, Calgary’s home prices are expected to increase by 2.3 per cent.