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Contact: Stephen Dobson civics@lendrum.org with your concerns.




FIELD LAW REPORT ABOUT THE UNIVERSITY FARM

U of A W240 Land Titles Plan

The Field Law Report summarizes restrictions made at the time of purchase on the future use of the South Campus farm lands.

The University commissioned the report at the request of the South Campus Neighbourhood Coalition.

Stephen Dobson, Lendrum Community League Civics Coordinator, chairs the Coalition which includes Leagues around the Farm.


Field Law Report The West 240 Lands.pdf 644KB pdf

South Campus - Land Titles Plan.pdf 528KB pdf




SOUTH CAMPUS UPDATE - MAY 1, 2017

The university farm continues to evolve. The new Research and Collection Resource Facility to the south of the Saville Centre should be complete by fall 2017. The library staff will take 6 months to move all the books in. A new and very large storm pond west of the Saville Centre is dug and landscaping will include a small natural amphitheatre on the east side. North of the new storm pond, the City and the university continue to work on funding options for a new double ice arena. The arena will have a parkade to be built after the arena is finished. Rogers Communication is going to build a second cell tower next to the existing Telus tower.

You might notice the dome on Foote Field coming down on May 5 and go back up on October 1. Two very preliminary experiments applying for permission are the testing of automated cars in winter conditions and the testing of drones. However, the university will develop community information sheets if and when those projects go ahead.

The South Campus Neighbourhood Coalition includes Lendrum, Belgravia, McKernan, Lansdowne, Grandview, Malmo, Parkallen and Aspen Gardens. The Coalition will likely meet with the University of Alberta Property Trust Incorporated in May. The University created the trust hoping it will develop a large portion of the University farm. Prior to that development the Alberta Government must approve the transfer of the farm land to the Trust. The Government has not yet approved that transfer. If you have questions about the trust please sent them to civics@lendrum.org







AGGRESSIVE COYOTE ENCOUNTERS CONTINUE

August 22, 2016 - Two people in the area, witnessed a man being chased by 3 or 4 coyotes in the farm next to 122 street. Police arrived on the scene and proceeded into the field.
In the past week, several Grandview residents have described encounters with coyotes near 132 street (and all along the farm)
Please keep your dogs on leash in the farm.
If you encounter an aggressive coyote, please report it to 311 or 311@edmonton.ca




AGGRESSIVE COYOTE ENCOUNTERS IN THE AREA OF 122 ST AND 62 AVE


August 19, 2016 - An area resident shared the following, "A coyote attacked our large dog from the bush in the NE corner where the bush is (near 122 st and 62 Ave). It was very aggressive and after I screamed and waved it off and continued walking, it and its mate came up after us again..."

Since that encounter, several more similar incidents have occurred in approximately the same area, near 122 street and 62 Avenue.

If you encounter an aggressive coyote, please report it by calling 311 or email 311@edmonton.ca

For safety tips for you and your pets visit WHAT TO DO IF YOU ENCOUNTER A COYOTE and COYOTES - FAQ




OPEN HOUSE - COMMUNITY ARENA for SOUTH CAMPUS - JUNE 27

Open House for the Community Arena for South Campus
Monday, June 27 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Multipurpose Room – Foote Field at 11601 – 68 Avenue

The University of Alberta in partnership with the City of Edmonton is pursuing the concept of a community arena to be located on the University of Alberta South Campus. Please join the University of Alberta and the City of Edmonton for the first of two open houses to review site options, operating intentions and public use. University of Alberta and City of Edmonton representatives will be on hand to answer questions.

Facts Sheet for the South Campus Community Ice Arena - Developed by Emily Ball, U of A.

In addition to general planning information, the University of Alberta is seeking feedback in the following areas:

The City of Edmonton will be looking for feedback on the following:

Your participation is important and we hope to see you there.

If you have any questions regarding the University of Alberta material,
please contact Emily Ball at 780.492.4345 or by e-mail at emily.ball@ualberta.ca


If you have any questions regarding the City of Edmonton material,
please contact Lynda Bourak at 780.496.4919 or by e-mail at lynda.bourak@edmonton.ca


If you are unable to attend, you can view the information presented online at www.uab.ca/community
and www.edmonton.ca/city_government/projects_redevelopment/park-facility-partner-projects.aspx the day following the open house.

Comments on the materials presented will be accepted until July 15, 2016.




SOUTH CAMPUS TWO RINK ARENA

April 26, 2016 - The City and the University have signed an agreement to cooperate to build a two rink arena west of the Go Centre. Access to the arena will be from 122 Street. One rink will have a 3000 person viewing area. The other rink will be dedicated to community use. The City will contribute $20 million to the project.




UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA PROPERTY TRUST

March 6, 2016 - In November 2015, the University Board of Governors approved farm lands that can be transferred to the new University of Alberta Property Trust. The farm lands between Grandview and Lansdowne were included in the Board’s decision. The Alberta Government Cabinet now has to approve the list of lands. If Cabinet approves, the University can sign 99-year lease between itself and the University of Alberta Property Trust. The Trust can then develop the lands for profit and according to the City’s planning processes. Profits of the Trust go to the University. The Trust must also adhere to the Long Range Development Plan. The Trust currently has no projects under consideration. The Trust has a Board to set strategic directions but has not yet hired an Executive Director to run its operations.




ROOF ON FOOTE FIELD

March 6, 2016 - The University of Alberta Dean of Physical Education announced on March 4 that the University secured funding to put a roof on Foote Field. He also announced a 2017 completion date for the project.




RENEWAL A MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH U OF A

January 3, 2016 - The University of Alberta and Community Leagues around South Campus will renew a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) in May 2016.
The Memorandum states that the University and Community Leagues will cooperatively discuss issues regarding development on the university farm.
The community leagues involved include Lendrum, Malmo, Grandview, Lansdowne, Belgravia, McKernan and Aspen Gardens.

Please email civics@lendrum.org if you have comments or want more information.



RESEARCH AND COLLECTION RESOURCE FACILITY - OPEN HOUSE #2 NOV. 24, 2015

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 from 5:00 to 8:00 PM
Agrifood Discovery Place – South Campus at 6020-118 Street NW

Please join the University of Alberta at the second of two open houses to review the preliminary design for the Research And Collections Resource Facility (RCRF) on South Campus. University of Alberta representatives will be on hand to answer questions.
A map of the University of Alberta South Campus can be found at Maps - University of Alberta
Background information regarding the goals of the new facility can be found at Research and Collection Resource Facility - University of Alberta.

Your participation is important. If you have any questions, please contact Emily Ball at 780.492.4345 or by e-mail at emily.ball@ualberta.ca

If you are unable to attend the open house, you can view the information presented online at Community Relations - University of Alberta the day following the open house.
Comments on the materials presented will be accepted until December 9, 2015.




CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS ON THE UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA CAMPUSES

Planning and Project Delivery builds new facilities in support of the University's need for increased research, teaching, residence and administration space.
Current Construction Projects | Complete Construction Projects




RESEARCH AND COLLECTION RESOURCE FACILITY - OPEN HOUSE #1 JULY 27, 2015

On Monday, July 27, 2015, the University of Alberta held the first of two Open Houses to review site options and conceptual plans for the Research and Collection Resource Facility to be located on South Campus. University of Alberta representatives were on hand to answer questions.
The new RCRF is proposed to be located on South Campus, just south of the LRT and Saville Community Sports Centre.
Construction is expected to begin in the fall 2015 and is expected to be completed by mid-2017.
Read the materials presented at the Open House.

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Ball at 780.492.4345 or by email at emily.ball@ualberta.ca.




JUNE UPDATE

June 1, 2015 -Construction on South Campus -In October 2015, the university will break ground on a large structure just south of the Saville Centre. Construction will last 18 months. The university states workers will park on the construction site and the amount of traffic associated with the construction should not significant for Lendrum. The building will be on a concrete pad. It will house the University of Alberta libraries' books which will now primarily be available on request and not at north campus. An Open House regarding the building will be held.

South Campus Skating Arena. The City of Edmonton and the University of Alberta are negotiating a memorandum of understanding regarding a joint partnership to build an arena west of the Go Center.

Questions on any matter can be sent to civics@lendrum.org




GATE NEAR NEW INTERSECTION LOCKED.

May 13, 2015 - The U of A Farm has finally locked that gate near that new intersection by Saville.





U of A Land Trust 2014-15

South Campus Update - June 2014

U of A E-Newsletter – April 1, 2014 PDF 316KB

South Campus Update - March 2014

U of A E-Newsletter – February 20, 2014 PDF 312KB

South Campus Update - Feb 2014

South Campus Update - Jan/Feb 2014

South Campus Update - Fall 2013


For your reference, previous South Campus Update articles can be found in the Archived Issues of the Lendrum Living Newsletter found on Lendrum's Google Drive.


The University of Alberta and the South Campus Neighbourhood Coalition (SCNC) announced in May 2012 the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to guide consultation on development at the university’s South Campus thereby establishing the South Campus Consultation Group (SCCG).

The South Campus Consultation Group (SCCG) is mandated to meet at least 4 times per year, and is made up of a maximum of two members from each of the following communities near the university's South Campus: Aspen Gardens, Belgravia, Grandview, Lansdowne, Lendrum, Malmo Plains, McKernan, and Parkallen.

The development of the University of Alberta South Campus does not fall within City Planning Guidelines. The U of A oversees and approves its own developments. Therefore the MOU serves to facilitate collaborative and productive dialogues with respect to development plans for that campus and is the product of facilitated meetings between representatives of the South Campus Neighborhood Coalition (SCNC) and senior administration from the University of Alberta.

If you are new to the issue, then please check out the following links. There is a significant amount of information on the following websites which will help to keep you informed.


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