New life for downtowns

Construction projects are transforming Edmonton's and Calgary's urban cores

Downtown may have been the finest place for singer Petula Clark, but in Alberta's largest cities, some urban neighbourhoods have been places to visit briefly-if at all-from the safety of the suburbs. But as environmental pressures, gasoline prices, and populations rise, developers and city planners are looking at these areas with a fresh eye. Here, Alberta Construction Magazine looks at a few projects designed to breathe life into once-dying urban areas.

Field note

Spruce Grove scores a touchdown with new $12M recreational facility

Back on June 7, the Edmonton Eskimos took to the field in Spruce Grove as part of the grand opening celebrations for the city's new outdoor sport and recreational facility, West District Park.

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