Attention Edmontonians! If you’re on the lookout for a new community to call home, you’ll be happy to know that Canada’s best new community is right here. Edmonton’s Blatchford community won the title of Best New Community at the Canadian Home Builder’s Association (CHBA) National Awards for Housing Excellence. And the CHBA – Edmonton Region Awards of Excellence in Housing! And trust us, this community is worth the hype.
What makes Blatchford so special? For starters, it’s an ambitious land development project in the heart of the city. The City of Edmonton has taken on the task of transforming this land into a fantastic neighbourhood for families, a catalyst for transformational land development and a path towards a more resilient future. And they’re succeeding in a big way.
Blatchford is consciously designed with connected streets, vibrant public spaces, renewable energy, and active modes of transportation as top priorities.
Also, the innovative community features flexible multi-unit housing instead of single-family homes. This includes row housing and future 4-6 storey mixed-use buildings that will feature commercial/retail components. Because of its people-first design principles, all residents in Blatchford will never be more than a few minutes away from green space. This means you’ll enjoy a unique urban, family-friendly lifestyle with amenities at your doorstep and a community connected by walkable streets, separated bike lanes and public spaces
But what really sets Blatchford apart is its commitment to sustainability. The community is designed to minimize its environmental footprint while maximizing quality of life for residents. With features like a district energy sharing system powered by renewable energy, two future LRT stations right in the neighbourhood, naturalized landscaping to reduce stormwater runoff, and community gardens, Blatchford is leading the way in sustainable community design.
Honestly, these facts are hardly surprising. You see, the CHBA recognizes a residential development for its innovative concepts of land use, its current and future amenities and its environmental initiatives.
With its awards and exciting vision for the future, this is one community you won’t want to miss. You can learn more about this exciting community at the Blatchford website below!