Creating a vision for the future of our community

Thank you for taking the time to fill out our community survey.  It will take an average of 10 minutes to complete.  We want to know:
 
What Brander Gardens residents value about living in our area,

What types of development you would like to see,

What amenities could be proposed to accompany any new development proposals.  


We have the opportunity to be proactive about the kind of community we want – to influence development that improves our neighbourhood while still preserving its essence and character - not only for today’s families but also for families 20 years from now. Being one of the denser older neighbourhoods in the southwest, we understand what housing diversity can bring to a neighbourhood, and what could further enhance our area.  
 
Information gathered will be incorporated into a vision document to be shared with the City of Edmonton.  
 
Residents in other neighbourhoods in close proximity to Brander Gardens are welcome to complete the survey.  

Thank you to Riverbend Community League, Civics Director Dave Rumbold, and Ward 9 Councillor Tim Cartmell for their support and guidance.


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* 1. What is your neighbourhood? 

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* 2. What age categories do members of your household fall into?  Check all that apply.

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* 3. How long have you lived in Brander Gardens and area?

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* 4. What do you appreciate and value about Brander Gardens?  Check all that apply.

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* 5. Currently Brander Gardens faces challenges in a number of areas.  Which of the following reflect your concerns and/or priorities?  Check all that apply.

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* 6. Consider the housing options in Brander Gardens, which are the foundation of our diverse neighbourhood.  Which of these characteristics is important to you? Check all that apply.

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* 7. The greatest change to Brander Gardens will likely come from future development of some of the legacy acreages along the river.  A development proposal could include an amenity for the whole community to enjoy.  Which of the following would be something you would like to see in our area? Check all that apply.

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* 8. Increasing density in Edmonton's established neighbourhoods is a priority for the City of Edmonton. Which design principals are a priority for you when thinking of future development of riverbank acreages in Brander Gardens? Check all that apply.

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* 9. Consider that infill could potentially take place on:
  • current single family lots,
  • existing medium density apartments or townhouses (i.e. revitalization or refurbishment), and/or
  • large legacy acreages adjacent to the riverbank.  
Thinking about the neighbourhood, are there certain types of infill you would support?  Check all the types below you would consider a fit for Brander Gardens in either the whole neighbourhood, the riverbank acreages or both.

(Photographs of infill types can be viewed at this link.)


  Brander Gardens neighbourhood as a whole Riverbank acreage properties (e.g. McTaggart Soaring)
Single-family home infill
Skinny homes
Duplex: side by side
Duplex: stacked (each living space occupies one floor)
Corner duplex (two living spaces, each with entrances on different sides of a corner lot)
Bungalow court/cottage cluster (green space is featured in the centre of a cluster of duplexes or bungalows)
Row housing
Carriage house/laneway house (living space above a garage)
Low rise apartment (up to four storeys)
Fourplex (four residences but building has the appearance of one large home)
Townhouse
Live/work (work space and living space above are owned by one person)
Courtyard apartment (green courtyard space is a feature, e.g. El Mirador in Edmonton)

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* 10. Future development and increased density would likely impact traffic and pedestrian safety in Brander Gardens.  Which of the following would address your concerns?  Check all that apply.

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* 11. Whether larger-scale development comes to our neighbourhood or not, in the coming years, we may have the opportunity to incorporate thoughtful, community-focused development.  Below are some ideas that could add to what we have now.  Please use the scale to rank the importance of the following options to you.


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Public benches on walkways
Additional or expanded community garden(s)
Meeting space for clubs or other activities
Recreational opportunities for youth (e.g. basketball courts)
Additional community green spaces (other than sports fields and playgrounds)
Small playgrounds or pocket parks (e.g. a small area containing benches and some plantings)
Picnic area(s)
Walking and biking trails
Small commercial spaces (i.e. a small grocery store or shop)
Community arts space
Spray park

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* 12. Are there any other types of activities or amenities or spaces you would like to see in our neighbourhood?

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* 13. If there is anything further you would like to add, we would love to hear from you.  Please feel free to leave comments below.

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* 14. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and ideas.  The next step after the survey will be a community meeting in the fall.  If you would like to be informed of this meeting via email, please provide your email address below.

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