Project: Boyle Renaissance Phase 1
Cost: $42.2 million
Location: Edmonton, Alta.
Contractor: Clark Builders
Architect: Arndt Tkalcic Bengert
New life to neighbourhood
The first phase of a City of Edmonton–led redevelopment project called Boyle Renaissance is this year’s winner of an Alberta Construction Magazine Top Projects Award in the Institutional category for projects valued at $50 million and under.
The redevelopment area is located between 95 Street and 96 Street and extending from 103A Avenue north to the light rail transit tracks. The vision is to create a community that meets the housing, social recreation and service needs of current residents and new residents. Accredited child care, cultural opportunities, family services, park space, community gardens and social space will be located within a 2.5-block area.
Phase 1, whose completion was marked last March, is the result of a partnership between the city, YMCA of Northern Alberta (YMCA Edmonton) and Capital Region Housing Corporation. Designed by architects Arndt Tkalcic Bengert and built by Clark Builders, it includes two buildings along 103A Avenue and 95 Street. The east building contains the Melcor YMCA Village affordable housing units. The west building, called Boyle Renaissance Plaza, is a new community centre that includes the YMCA Child Care Centre, YMCA Family Resource Centre and the offices, multi-purpose programming and physical activity space for the Boyle Street Community League. The buildings are linked by an outdoor public space.