The city of Edmonton is growing and thriving. Every day, new people are moving to the area. The population is relatively young, with many people in their 20s and 30s living in the area.
Throughout the city, there are already many older, established neighborhoods. In these neighborhoods, some buildings are sitting empty, unused and falling apart. There are also open spaces where new structures could be built.
Instead of expanding the city outward, the Edmonton infill project is designed to take advantage of these spaces, either by repurposing older buildings and turning them into housing or by building new structures on open land that is not currently being used.
Focusing on infill rather than on outward expansion is a great thing for the city. It helps revitalize older neighborhoods and older buildings, keeping Edmonton’s rich heritage alive.
Well-established neighborhoods are usually great places to live. Typically, they are located close to the heart of the city, making it convenient for residents to access a variety of different amenities.
Instead of having to live on the outskirts of the city in a new housing development, people can move into the new structures that are being built in these neighborhoods. As a result, they can enjoy shorter commute times and easier access to all of the restaurants, entertainment venues, outdoor spaces, shopping, and recreational opportunities that the city has to offer.
The Edmonton infill project is helping to revitalize the city by breathing new life into older neighborhoods and buildings. Instead of allowing neighborhoods to become blighted or allowing older buildings to fall into disrepair, they are being given new life. When well-established neighborhoods thrive, the city itself becomes a much nicer place to live, providing a better quality of life for all of the residents.