A new steel and concrete 42 unit apartment building with one and two bedroom suites and six townhouse style suites is in the works in Edmonton’s Belvedere community. Spanning 5 lots on the northeast corner of 129 Avenue and 64 Street, the 5-storey structure will provide much needed affordable housing for the City of Edmonton. In addition to rental units, there will be a custodial suite, indoor and outdoor parking, and a partial basement with mechanical, electrical, and storage spaces. On the uppermost floor will be various support spaces, including offices, a meeting room, lounge, multi-purpose room, and exterior common roof deck. Completing the site will be drive aisles, 41 surface parking stalls, and general hard and soft landscaping.

To reduce the impact on the environment long-term and to keep operating costs low, during our visioning sessions, we worked closely with the client and community to come up with ways to foster green building. Belvedere Affordable Housing uses durable construction with long-term easy maintenance in mind, and photovoltaic panels will produce 50% of the building’s electrical needs. Furthermore, the adjacent public park will be rebuilt to better serve tenants and the neighborhood – encouraging local traffic, community, and a smaller carbon footprint as more activity happens at the local level close to home.