The Architecture Is Breathtaking
The vision of sustainable planning is transforming under utilized brownfield land into useful and valuable living space that focuses on people’s needs and quality of life within their community, rather than the ease with which vehicles come and go along the street. It’s a throwback to the wisdom of classic neighbourhoods from the mid-1950’s which harmonized architectural character, walkable grid streets, convenient parks and mature landscapes into pedestrian friendly communities where families knew and watched out for each other. What immediately differentiates “the Village” from today’s more generic suburban developments is its wonderfully personalized homes. Because you can choose from a much larger selection of architectural styles that include Victorian, Tudor, Colonial, Prairie and Craftsman designs, to name just a few, the streets offer greater diversity, visual interest and curb appeal. Mature landscaping of the home sites and boulevard streets is facilitated by Canada Lands Company’s commitment to preserve and protect natural assets. Over the years mature trees have been relocated when possible to home sites, boulevards or planned parks to ensure the integrity of the natural terrain and to give the community a timeless character.
Many homes feature rear detached garages built to match the integrity of the main home. It is also one of the only places in Edmonton where “granny suite” development over a rear detached garage is allowed, which provides homeowners with a secondary suite option for a rental, extended family or older children.