Building Great Neighbourhoods: Malmo Plains - Community Feedback on Draft Design

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This online engagement is now closed.

Map showing the project area for Malmo Plains Neighbourhood Renewal, highlighting alley and shared-use path connections, roads and project limits.

Thank you for participating in the online engagement for Malmo Plains - Community Feedback on Draft Design. The online survey and Ask A Question tool are now closed.

You can still view the questions and answers that were submitted on this page. The video on the proposed changes will also remain available on the project web page.

The feedback from the online engagement, including emails and phone calls from community members received by the Project Manager, will be used along with technical requirements and City policies and programs, to refine and finalize the draft design for the renewal of Malmo Plains neighbourhood. A report on what we heard will be available online in summer 2020 and provided for the next engagement opportunity in fall 2020.

If you have any questions, you can also contact the Planning and Design Project Manager (see Who’s Listening section for contact info).

Thank you for participating in the online engagement for Malmo Plains - Community Feedback on Draft Design. The online survey and Ask A Question tool are now closed.

You can still view the questions and answers that were submitted on this page. The video on the proposed changes will also remain available on the project web page.

The feedback from the online engagement, including emails and phone calls from community members received by the Project Manager, will be used along with technical requirements and City policies and programs, to refine and finalize the draft design for the renewal of Malmo Plains neighbourhood. A report on what we heard will be available online in summer 2020 and provided for the next engagement opportunity in fall 2020.

If you have any questions, you can also contact the Planning and Design Project Manager (see Who’s Listening section for contact info).

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

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  • Ask a question directly to the Malmo Plains Neighbourhood Renewal project team.

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  • Type your question in the box below and click "Submit". Answers are provided within 3-5 business days of receipt. 

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    What percentage of support/consensus is going to be required before for the the more costly, decorative streetlights are installed.

    Helen Asked 3 months ago

    An Expression of Interest package will be sent out in September 2020 to all property owners. The package will include a form for a “yes” or “no” indication for responses. 

    To demonstrate support for the decorative option chosen by your community, a sample size of at least 20% of property owners must return their completed form to the City by the deadline noted. If 50% +1 of the received responses are not in support (“no”) the decorative street light Local Improvement will not proceed.

    If less than the 20% of property owners submit their form to the City, initiation of the decorative streetlight Local Improvement process will be at the discretion of the City, based on previous public engagement feedback.

    More information is available on the project web page in the Cost-Sharing Opportunities handout

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    There are severe safety issues in the alleys between 115 and116 st that require immediate repairs. The pot holes in the alleys are hazardous to any kids walking or riding bikes, especially after rainfall as the water does not run away and the potholes remain hidden for up to 2 weeks under water. When will this issue be addressed?

    Xavier Asked 3 months ago

    We will forward your concern directly to Infrastructure Maintenance for review.

    Any immediate safety issues should be reported by contacting 311, submitting online at edmonton.ca or you can submit a photo through the 311 App.

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    Covid-19 has changed us all. Pocket park discussion occurred before Covid-19 lockdown, sustainability issues have become even more important. A. Shouldn't we be re-evaluating importance of community gardens now? Certainly City council has discussed this topic. Should not community gardens be mandatory in at least one pocket park? b. There is a national grant for creating community gardens. Just released apparently. Can you obtain that info and share it? c. Can Malmo create community gardens any time in the future if not now?

    Waste-not Asked 3 months ago

    At the previous engagement events in January 2020, the project team presented 7 amenities that could be placed or added to any or all of the parks. There was less support for community gardens, boulder play features and game boards. So the project team made sure to consider the top 4 choices as we refined the design for each park which includes new trees, plantings, seating areas and shade structures.

    However, once the feedback from this stage of engagement is reviewed the draft design may be refined to include a community garden if that is a new prevalent theme we hear from the community. 

    Community gardens can be considered at any time within a neighbourhood. We would encourage you to discuss this with your Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator (NRC). They are available to assist residents with community projects and can provide information on any available grants. The NRC assigned to Malmo Plains is Margaret Smith and can be reached through email at margaret.smith@edmonton.ca.

    BGN Malmo Plains Project Team

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    what is the purpose of curb extension ? is it possible to add an area for community vegetable gardens to all the pocket parks?

    aloe Asked 3 months ago

    Curb extensions shorten the crossing distance and improve sight lines by preventing vehicles from parking close to intersections for improved comfort and safety of people walking. There are some nearby curb extensions just north of Malmo Plains in Lendrum Place along 114 Street near the Avalon Junior High School. If you are able to visit this area it may help you get a clear picture for what they look like and how they contribute to traffic calming. 

    At the previous engagement events in January 2020, the Project Team presented 7 amenities that could be placed or added to any or all of the parks, including community gardens. There was less support for community gardens, boulder play features and game boards. So the Project Team made sure to consider the top 4 choices as we refined the design for each park which includes new trees, plantings, seating areas and shade structures.

    However, once the feedback from this stage of engagement is reviewed the draft design may be refined to include community gardens if that is a new prevalent theme we hear from the community. Otherwise, the community can pursue this at any time with help from the Neighbourhood Resource Coordinator.

    BGN Malmo Plains Project Team

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    every spring, there is significant drainage issues all over the neighborhood especially in the alleyways, could you address this as well when you have the side walk all torn up ?

    aloe Asked 3 months ago

    During Neighbourhood Renewal we look to correct any possible surface drainage issues when renewing the roads and sidewalks. You will see improvements to the surface drainage issues once renewal is complete.

    Alleys are not typically included within a neighbourhood renewal. They are renewed through our Alley Renewal Program, which is a separate program. More information about the Alley Renewal Program is available at edmonton.ca/AlleyRenewal

    That being said, we are proposing to renew the south alley from approximately Southgate LRT to Malmo School (along the Whitemud Drive noise wall) in order to provide a safe connection for people who bike and walk. This is subject to approvals and funding.

    BGN Malmo Plains Project Team

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    If the community were to choose the decorative street lights over the normal lights: •is there any difference in power usage and lighting? •is there an environmental impact between the two? •what would be the cost to an individual homeowner? For sidewalk reconstruction: •what is the added cost to an individual homeowner? •Is the sidewalk reconstruction costs shared within the community and not just the responsibility of adjacent property owners? •is the community able to choose one aspect of the sidewalk reconstruction and not the entire part of the recommended improvement?

    Derrick Asked 3 months ago

    There is no difference in the power usage between a regular or decorative light fixture unless the community chooses a renaissance light fixture with a tear drop style. There may be a difference as the light is distributed slightly differently. Additionally, for environmental impact other than the power usage standard galvanized poles only have the zinc coating applied, whereas the powder coated poles have the zinc coating, plus the powder coating applied.

    The option submitted from the Community League was for black octagonal poles with a heritage arm and regular light fixture. Please feel free to view the June 17, 2020 news update posted on the Community League website for additional information.

    The exact cost for decorative street lights and sidewalk reconstruction will be sent to each property owner through a Local Improvement Tax Notice in January/February 2021. Prior to the Local Improvement Tax Notice for decorative street lights, an Expression of Interest will be sent out in September 2020 with approximate costs.

    More information is available on the project web page in the Cost-Sharing Opportunities handout.

    BGN Malmo Plains Project Team

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    Could you confirm that the alleyways will be included in this project ?

    EHP Asked 3 months ago

    Alleys are not typically included within a neighbourhood renewal. They are renewed through our Alley Renewal Program, which is a separate program. More information about the Alley Renewal Program is available at edmonton.ca/AlleyRenewal

    That being said, we are proposing to renew the south alley from approximately Southgate LRT to Malmo School (along the Whitemud Drive noise wall) in order to provide a safe connection for people who bike and walk. This is subject to approvals and funding.

    BGN Malmo Plains Project Team

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    Hi, guys! 115 St, 48 Ave. and 49 Ave. are listed to have new wider, shared-path walkways, 115 on one side (West) and 48 ave and 49 ave on both sides (North and South). Is the city going to take care of the snow removal on all these walkways, or just on 115 St.?

    Diana Asked 3 months ago

    Snow clearing frequency is guided by the City’s current Snow and Ice Policy.

    At this time, snow removal would not be increased to include the wider sidewalks proposed along key walking routes along Malmo Road, 116 Street, 48 Avenue and 49 Avenue as this is not currently captured in the latest Snow and Ice Policy. Snow removal on sidewalks would still be the responsibility of the homeowner similar to the current situation.

    The City would be responsible for snow clearing the shared-use path proposed on the west side of 115 Street. Currently, shared-use paths are snow cleared to bare pavement and within 48 hours of the end of a snowfall event, clearing starts. 

    BGN Malmo Plains Project Team

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    Some electricity transmission wires pass perpendicular over roads that will be repaved. In case the city decides, in the future, to bury the wires, it would make sense to bury the wires wherever they cross over streets (proposal: they should go underground right where the road begins, run underneath the road, and come back up). Can you investigate this?

    анониман Asked 3 months ago

    The mode of electricity transmission and any proposed changes falls to EPCOR, and not the City. We work with utility companies to ensure that any work they are planning is done prior to renewal work done. At this time, EPCOR has not indicated that they would be looking to bury any overhead electrical wires.

    BGN Malmo Plains Project Team

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    Quick question, is the raised crosswalk on 115 st going to be large enough to slow down. Traffic going down 115 .. cause if so ... It is badly needed . Love all the ideas I saw

    Kari Bishop Asked 3 months ago

    Traffic calming measures along 115 Street will include curb extensions and raised crosswalks to help encourage slower driving speeds along this important road in Malmo Plains used by school buses, Edmonton Transit and people who bike and walk in and out of the neighbourhood.

    There are some nearby raised crosswalks in the neighbourhoods of Allendale and Queen Alexandra on 106 Street, north of 61 Avenue. If you are able to visit this area it may help you get a clear picture for what they look like and how they contribute to traffic calming.

    BGN Malmo Plains Project Team