Edmonton CDC’s new Project 10 initiative (a commitment to purchase 10 problem properties in the McCauley and Alberta Avenue district), began in earnest with the purchase of 10741 93 Street.
For years, this property had been identified by neighbourhood sources as a centre of drug activity, and over that time, many public services have been actively seeking opportunities to shut the building down.
Finally, in January 2020, Alberta Health Services was able to register a notice of “Health Hazard” on title, and the property eventually went into foreclosure. Edmonton CDC saw the potential in this property, and we made soon made the decision to purchase.
The property is, after all, in a fantastic location: It is within walking distance of Commonwealth Recreation Centre, Stadium LRT station, and of course, the beautiful Giovanni Caboto Park!
Our excitement was bolstered once more when, shortly after purchasing the first property, we were able to purchase another nearby at 10727 93 Street.
The building on the site, also known to be a drug house, had burned to the ground earlier this year, sadly also burning the lovely two-storey home adjacent to it.
The Edmonton CDC is currently working with local builder Skil-Tec to create three units of housing on each property. All condos will be sold at- or below-market to encourage families to move to the neighbourhood.
If you are interested in learning more about the condos, please send your contract information to Karen Gingras, Director of Neighbourhood Development.