inquiry is about whether the Skyrattler neighbourhood and its surplus
school site are suitable for development under the City of Edmonton's First Place Program. Skyrattler has a very small park in a neighbourhood
with a high percentage of multi-unit housing. The First Place Program
is proposing to make the small park smaller and the already dense
neighbourhood more dense. Additionally the potential of a significant
residential development exists on 22 acres of privately owned land across
the road from the Skyrattler park.
provide the following information:
1. What proportion of
dwellings are multi-family units in each neighbourhood where First Place
Program is proposed:
Do any First
Place Program neighbourhoods have as large a proportion of multi-family
dwellings as Skyrattler?
b. What is the current units/hectare
density of the Skyrattler Neighbourhood?
2. What is the size of
each green space designated for infill development under the First Place
If Skyrattler Park is redeveloped as currently planned, how much green space will be retained
for public use?
b. What is the minimal amount of
green space per capita required for a higher density neighbourhood,
according to City of Edmonton standards?
c. Will the amount of green space
remaining in Skyrattler, if Skyrattler Park is developed, meet current
standards for higher density neighbourhoods in Edmonton?
3. If Skyrattler Park is
developed as currently planned under the First Place Program, what are the
potential implications for future redevelopment of the 22 acre parcel of
land located at 810 Saddleback Road?
a. Can Administration provide information about possible plans for
development of this land (which was purchased by the Eminata Group in 2010)
and the potential number of units in a highest and best use scenario?
b. Has Administration completed an analysis
of the implications for Skyrattler Park and the subsequent park and green space
needs should the Eminata Group lands be developed?
4. Did City of Edmonton representatives associated with the First Place Program
commit to review the planned development of Skyrattler Park in 2012?
a. Was this
b. If not, why was the review not completed?
Was the initial decision to include Skyrattler Park in the First Place
Program based on inaccurate information about the size of the site?
6. What are
potential positive and negative impacts on Skyrattler as a neighbourhood as
a result of this development?
7. Has the City of Edmonton studied the role of parks and green space in families decisions to purchase
multi-family infill housing?
I would request the
inquiry response return to committee in the normal time frame.