How to make an urban house for $5,000?
That’s the question Urban Development Edmonton is asking.
The Edmonton city council is set to consider a proposal to build a three-storey apartment tower, called Urban Development in the Urban Habitat, on the northwest corner of Main Street and Main Street West.
It will be built by a developer that has never built a residential tower in Edmonton.
“We’ve never built an apartment building in Edmonton,” said Jason McLean, the city’s planning and development manager.
“There’s nothing like it in Canada.
We’re not talking about a single-family house.”
Urban Development in Edmonton is one of the few urban planning programs in Canada that encourages developers to use urban designs.
It allows the city to designate certain areas as designated urban areas, which are often considered more suitable for urban development.
The area has historically been dominated by the suburbs.
McLean says the Urban Development office is looking to help local companies build affordable housing.
It wants to encourage the development of apartments in Edmonton, and for the city, to focus on the development and construction of homes in the city.
“This is an opportunity for developers to develop an urban plan for the north end of Edmonton,” he said.
“We want to give them a little bit of a leg up.”
McLean said Urban Development would like to see the city design a plan for housing on Main Street west that would include more than just apartments.
“The more affordable housing is going to be built, the better,” he added.
“If you’re talking about four to five bedrooms, that’s probably a little expensive.”
In the past, developers have had to apply for permits to build their projects on the city and they have often been denied.
The City of Edmonton’s planning department also requires the developer to submit a plan detailing the design of the site and any other land needs on the site.
McLane said Urban Design in the Downtown has been looking for other affordable housing options in the area for years.
“It’s not just about one-bedroom condos and one-bathrooms,” he explained.
“People want to live in a neighbourhood where they can live.
They want to have a place to stay and a place for their family to stay.
We want to make sure the developers have a plan to make that happen.”
The development of affordable housing in Edmonton has been on the back burner for years, with the city not planning a housing strategy until 2015.
The new Urban Development is an example of what’s been happening at the city level in recent years.
A report from the Edmonton Planning and Development Agency shows the number of housing units in the downtown core increased by 13,000 from 2014 to 2015, from 6,000 to 14,000.
The number of people living in the community grew by 3,000 as well, to 13,800 people.
In the downtown area, there were 4,600 more people living there than in the year before, but that was still down from 5,200 people in 2015.
McLeod said that the new Urban Design has been a huge boost to the citys housing supply.
“They’re building a lot more affordable units.
We’ve added 4,000 new units in this year alone,” he noted.
“It’s a huge step forward.”
McLanley said the new building will be the first for Urban Development.