Bremner Area Project
On May 21, after a five hour Public Hearing, Strathcona County Council gave First Reading to the bylaws needed to move the project forward. Click here for the letter CHBA-ER provided to Strathcona County Mayor and Council in advance of the Public Hearing and which encouraged them to adopt the Bremner Concept Plan.
Located north of Highway 16 and encompasses an area of 2,108 hectares:
for higher residential densities, which can support local businesses in closer proximity to residential areas as well as an effective and cost-efficient transit system.
It is a more sustainable urban settlement type than traditional suburban development because it is less vehicle-dependent and requires less infrastructure. The Edmonton Metropolitan Region Growth Plan requires that Bremner reach a residential density of 40 dwelling units per net residential hectare. For context, existing Sherwood Park is closer to 20 dwelling units per net residential hectare.
When it is complete, Bremner will “feel” more like the current center of Sherwood Park, with town houses, mid-rise and ultimately high-rise buildings as well as single family homes.
However, given the expected population growth within Bremner, mid-rise buildings are not expected until ten to fifteen years into development, and most units in the first ten years will be single family homes, semi-detached homes or town houses. An additional benefit of compact development is lower infrastructure costs per resident as well as lower operating costs.”
- Bremner Financial Viability Analysis Report – Final Draft, SMA Consulting Ltd., 2019-04-08
It is anticipated that it will take nearly 40 years to fully develop the project area. More information can be found on Strathcona County’s website.