The Meadows, Edmonton

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The Meadows
Area
The Meadows is located in Edmonton
The Meadows
The Meadows
Location of The Meadows in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°28′01″N 113°22′19″W / 53.467°N 113.372°W / 53.467; -113.372 (The Meadows)Coordinates: 53°28′01″N 113°22′19″W / 53.467°N 113.372°W / 53.467; -113.372 (The Meadows)
Country  Canada
Province  Alberta
City Edmonton
Quadrant[1] NW
Ward[1] 12
Sector[1] Southeast
Government[2]
 • Mayor Don Iveson
 • Administrative body Edmonton City Council
 • Councillor Moe Banga
Elevation 714 m (2,343 ft)

The Meadows is a residential district in the City of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Located in southeast Edmonton, The Meadows is bounded by Whitemud Drive (Highway 14) to the north, 34 Street to the west, and Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) to the east and south. The residential district of Mill Woods is immediately west of The Meadows across 34 Street, while Strathcona County is located to the east across Anthony Henday Drive.

Neighbourhoods[edit]

The Meadows Area Structure Plan planned for seven separate neighbourhoods.[3] The Meadows area includes the following:[4]

The naming theme applied to neighbourhoods within The Meadows area are "Trees, Flowers, and Plants Native to Alberta".[5]

Land use plans[edit]

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

  • the Larkspur Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP) in 1987,[6] which applies to the Larkspur neighbourhood;[4]
  • the Laurel NSP in 2007,[7] which applies to the Laurel neighbourhood;[4]
  • the Maple NSP in 2010,[8] which applies to the Maple neighbourhood;[4]
  • the Silver Berry NSP in 1994,[9] which applies to the Silver Berry neighbourhood;[4]
  • the Tamarack NSP in 2006,[10] which applies to the Tamarack neighbourhood;[4] and
  • the Wild Rose NSP in 1998,[11] which applies to the Wild Rose neighbourhood.[4]

Schools[edit]

The Meadows is home to the following three schools.

Edmonton Catholic Schools has a plan to develop a high school in The Meadows.[13]

Amenities[edit]

RioCan Meadows is a commercial development at the southwest corner of Whitemud Drive and 17 Street on the northern edge of The Meadows. It features retailers of varying sizes and includes anchors such as Best Buy, Home Depot, and Real Canadian Superstore. A smaller commercial development is located in the central portion of The Meadows on 23 Avenue. It includes a Save-On-Foods and numerous small retailers.[15] Directly east of RioCan Meadows is another similar sized commercial development under Dream Centres.[16] It is being developed in three sections, Edmonton Tamarack SE,[17] Edmonton Tamarack NE,[18] and Edmonton Tamarack N.[19] The largest store include, GoodLife Fitness, Walmart Super Center, and a Shoppers Drug Mart. With many smaller stores within the same area[16]

Southeast of Silver Berry in Meadows District Park, The Meadows Community Recreation Centre & The Meadows Library[20] opened on December 5, 2014.[21] The Meadows Community Recreation Centre amenities include, Aquatic Centre, Fitness Centre, Gymnasium, 2 NHL-sized arenas, and Outdoor Sport Fields along with program's corresponding to them.[22]

Transportation[edit]

The Meadows Transit Centre operated by ETS opened in September 2010 on the east side of 17 Street across from RioCan Meadows, partly surrounded by Dream Centres commercial.[23] The transit centre has a park and ride, public washrooms, and 24-hour video surveillance.[24] Four main arterial roads, 34 Street, 23 Avenue, 17 Street, and Silver Berry Road which changes 34 Avenue. Silver Berry Road runs though the Silver Berry Neighborhood ending at an intersection with 17 Street. Two highways including Anthony Henday Drive on the south and east, and Whitemud Drive on the north.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Edmonton Low Density Residential Land Supply Developing and Planned Neighbourhoods 2013" (PDF). The City of Edmonton. The City of Edmonton. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  2. ^ "Mayor and City Council". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 26, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "The Meadows Area Structure Plan (Office Consolidation September 2013)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved 2016-01-23. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g "Welcome to Edmonton Maps". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 2012-05-26. 
  5. ^ "Naming Committee: Naming Announcements (Neighbourhood Naming Complete for Big Lake and Meadows)". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 22, 2015. The final neighbourhood within the Meadows ASP has been named Aster. The theme for this ASP is "Trees, Flowers, and Plants Native to Alberta". 
  6. ^ "Larkspur Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. December 2006. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  7. ^ "Laurel Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. June 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  8. ^ "Maple Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. August 2010. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  9. ^ "Silver Berry Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. June 2007. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  10. ^ "Tamarack Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. June 2010. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  11. ^ "Wild Rose Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. April 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-09. 
  12. ^ "Getting Here". Edmonton Public Schools. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  13. ^ a b "Three Year Capital Plan 2013-2016" (PDF). Edmonton Catholic Schools. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Getting Here". Edmonton Public Schools. Retrieved 14 November 2012. 
  15. ^ "RioCan Meadows" (PDF). RioCan Real Estate Investment Trust. RioCan. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  16. ^ a b "Current Projects". Dream Centres. Dream Centres. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  17. ^ "Edmonton Tamarack SE" (PDF). Dream Centres. Dream Centres. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  18. ^ "Edmonton Tamarack NE" (PDF). Dream Centres. Dream Centres. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  19. ^ "Edmonton Tamarack N" (PDF). Dream Centres. Dream Centres. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  20. ^ "The Meadows Community Recreation Centre & The Meadows Library". The City of Edmonton. The City of Edmonton. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  21. ^ Edwards, Bruce (5 December 2015). "Photos: The Meadows rec centre and library opens in south Edmonton". Edmonton Journal. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  22. ^ "Amenities". The City of Edmonton. The City of Edmonton. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  23. ^ "ETS Completes Meadows Transit Centre". The City of Edmonton. The City Edmonton. 2 September 2010. Retrieved 23 January 2016. 
  24. ^ Thompson, Michelle (2010-09-02). "$12M transit centre opens in Edmonton". Edmonton Sun. Retrieved 2011-04-29. 

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