Rebuilding Edmonton Schools as Community Hubs?
n the Edmonton Journal today, David Staples reported that Ron Glen and Tom Olsen’s have a wonderful concept to rebuild older neighbourhood schools as part of larger community hub developments.
When I read this article I thought "What a terrific idea". The idea of having a school, community building, seniors housing or condominiums is a fabulous plan and very forward thinking. There are quite a few In-fill Builders that are buying up older houses in these communities and tearing them down to build beautiful new modern style homes. My experience is that younger families are buying these homes so why not modernize the schools and give the aging population of these communities a comfortable place to move to in a neighbourhood they are familiar with.
This concept definitely has legs and I would like to see if it can grow. The older mature neighbourhoods have a lot to offer families, and this would definitely be a plus for all of the residents that dwell in the older more mature neighbourhoods in Edmonton. Old School sites will be safe and in turn the neighbourhood's will be rejuvenated.
Old Neighbourhoods are an instrumental part of our city and they add character to the city, they have extra large lots and lots of trees and wide streets. There are many gems to be found in these neighbourhoods and by revitalizing the communities with innovative ways like this is a positive change.
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