urban design & master planners


NAIT Gateway

Flyaway Park

Illustrative Concept Plan

Aerial View

CLIENT: City of Edmonton

SITE AREA: 217 Hectares

DENSITY: 1.00 FAR (gross)

2.11 FAR (net) | 92-138 upha (gross)

OPEN SPACE: 108.5 Hectares (50%)


RESIDENTIAL: 9,000 - 13,000 Units



- 2014 National Urban Design Award

  Royal Architectural Institute of Canada

- 2014 Excellence in Urban Sustainability Award

  The Globe Awards

- 2011 International Design Competition: Winner

  City of Edmonton with Perkins + Will

CIVITAS partnered with Perkins + Will winning an international competition for the master plan of this sustainable new community in the heart of Edmonton on a former airport site. The four big ideas behind the plan were:

• Connect to Nature - Preserving 1/3 of the land as public open space including the 50 Ha ‘Flyway Park’;
• Connect Communities - Extending streets and green links to surrounding neighbourhoods. Building along the planned LRT extension;
• Connect to Growth - Leverage existing catalysts and create new ones; integrate with North Alberta Institute of Technology, Extend the regional retail energy of Kingsway Mall into a complimentary local High Street; and,
• Connect to History - Honour the history of the Blatchford airport as the “Gateway to the North” by embeding the runways into the master plan design and refit historic airport buildings. CIVITAS responsibilities focused on contributing to the overall master plan, providing land use distribution strategies, and concept design for the Town Centre/High Street precinct.

Blatchford Master Plan / Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


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