Big Lake, Edmonton

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Big Lake
Area
Big Lake is located in Edmonton
Big Lake
Big Lake
Location of Big Lake in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°35′10″N 113°41′20″W / 53.586°N 113.689°W / 53.586; -113.689
Country Canada
Province Alberta
CityEdmonton
Quadrant[1]NW
Ward[1]1
Government
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorLinda Sloan
Elevation
684 m (2,244 ft)

Big Lake is a residential area in the northwest portion of the City of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. It was established in 1991 through Edmonton City Council's adoption of the Big Lake Area Structure Plan, which guides the overall development of the area.[3]

Geography[edit]

The Big Lake area is located in the northwest corner of Edmonton. It is bounded by 231 Street to the west, Yellowhead Trail (Highway 16) to the south, Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) and Ray Gibbon Drive to the east, 137 Avenue to the northeast, and body of water Big Lake to the northwest. It excludes the Big Lake Estates country residential subdivision that is located at the northeast of Yellowhead Trail and 231 Street.[3]

Parkland County is located beyond 231 Street to the west, while the City of St. Albert is located beyond 137 Avenue to the northeast. Big Lake to the north and northwest is located within Sturgeon County.[3] Kinokamau Plains is across Anthony Henday Drive to the east while Winterburn Industrial is across Yellowhead Trail to the south.[4]

Neighbourhoods[edit]

The Big Lake Area Structure Plan originally planned for five separate neighbourhoods.[3] These five neighbourhoods include:[5]

  • Hawks Ridge, which was renamed from Big Lake Neighbourhood Three in September 2010;[6]
  • Kinglet Gardens, which was renamed from Big Lake Neighbourhood Four in May 2014;[7]
  • Pintail Landing, which was renamed from Big Lake Neighbourhood Five in May 2014;[7]
  • Starling, which was renamed from Big Lake Neighbourhood Two in October 2010;[8] and
  • Trumpeter, which was renamed from Big Lake Neighbourhood One in August 2009.[9]

The naming theme applied to neighbourhoods within the Big Lake area are "Native Bird Species of the Big Lake Natural Area".[10]

Land use plans[edit]

In addition to the Big Lake Area Structure Plan, the following plans were adopted to further guide development of certain portions of the Big Lake area:

  • the Hawks Ridge Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP) in 2010,[11] which applies to the Hawks Ridge neighbourhood;[12]
  • the Starling NSP in 2010,[13] which applies to the Starling neighbourhood;[12] and
  • the Trumpeter NSP in 2008,[14] which applies to the Trumpeter neighbourhood.[12]

Surrounding areas[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 3, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d "Big Lake Area Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. September 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2014-09-26. Retrieved 2012-05-12.
  4. ^ City of Edmonton: Plans in Effect (PDF) (Map). City of Edmonton. November 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
  5. ^ "Neighbourhood Names: Big Lake Area Structure Plan" (PDF). City of Edmonton. May 27, 2014. Retrieved February 22, 2015.
  6. ^ "Bylaw 15819". City of Edmonton. 2011-07-18. Retrieved 2012-05-12.
  7. ^ a b "Naming Committee Minutes" (PDF) (PDF). City of Edmonton: Naming Committee. May 27, 2014. p. 3. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 5, 2014. Retrieved November 29, 2014.
  8. ^ "Naming Committee Minutes" (PDF). City of Edmonton, Naming Committee. 2009-08-09. Retrieved 2012-05-12.
  9. ^ Naming Committee Minutes. City of Edmonton, Naming Committee. 2010-10-27.
  10. ^ "Naming Committee: Naming Announcements (Neighbourhood Naming Complete for Big Lake and Meadows)". City of Edmonton. Archived from the original on November 14, 2013. Retrieved February 22, 2015. The neighbourhood names of Kinglet Gardens and Pintail Landing now complete the Big Lake ASP. Big Lake contains a naming theme of "Native Bird Species of the Big Lake Natural Area".
  11. ^ "Big Lake Neighbourhood Three Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. August 2010. Retrieved 2012-05-12.[permanent dead link]
  12. ^ a b c "Welcome to Edmonton Maps". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 2012-06-05.
  13. ^ "Big Lake Neighbourhood Two Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. October 2010. Retrieved 2012-05-12.
  14. ^ "Big Lake Neighbourhood One Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. June 2008. Retrieved 2012-05-12.