Major Project Updates for the Month of May 2020

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Major Project Updates for the Month of May 2020

A monthly update of recently added, under construction, and completed projects in the Alberta Major Projects Inventory.

Information & Updates

Major Project Updates for the Month of May 2020

Recently Added

18 projects were recently added to the Major Projects database in June 2020

Military Fighter Squadron Facility - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Military-Fighter-Squadron-Facility/4126
Construction of a new fighter squadron facility at CFB Cold Lake. New facility is expected to have two structures for training and operations. RFP is open for bidding until June 30, 2020.

Canyon Creek Hydro Power Project - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Canyon-Creek-Hydro-Power-Project/4123
Project will see water flow from an upper lake to a lower lake, generating 75 Mw of power. In the evening when power demand is lower, a pipeline will transport the water to the upper lake, 500m above the lower lake in a continuous loop.


Lowes Distribution Warehouse - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Lowes-Distribution-Warehouse/4113
Construction of a new 1.24-million square foot warehouse distribution centre to serve as a logistical hub for Lowe's Canada. The building will be located in Rocky View County's High Plains Industrial Park, and will be denoted as building [Read More]

The DeVille Apartment Complex - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/The-DeVille-Apartment-Complex/4127
Project details include a multi-phase project to built three rental apartment towers. Phase one will include a 12 storey tower that will contain 222 units over an underground parkade.

Hampton Inn Downtown Calgary - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Hampton-Inn-Downtown-Calgary/4114
Construction of a 16 storey hotel, to be known as the Hampton Inn to be located at 614 6 Avenue SW in downtown Calgary. Upon completion, the hotel will feature 151 guest room.


Sora Condos - Building B - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Sora-Condos-Building-B/4124
Sora Condos, building B will feature 70 condos built above an underground parkade.

A building permit was issued by the City of Edmonton on May 19, 2020.

88 Street SE Extension - Calgary - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/88-Street-SE-Extension-Calgary/4118
Extension of 88 Street SE in Calgary, from the Stoney Trail interchange south to 196 Avenue SE.

Superstore - Harvest Hills - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Superstore-Harvest-Hills/4112
Construction of a new 97,000 square foot Superstore grocery store location in the new Harvest Hils retail development off of Ellerslie Road and 54th Street SW in Edmonton.

Apple Tree Co-housing - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Apple-Tree-Co-housing/4117
Preliminary designs show the vacant Sobeys building in Pincher Creek re-purposed into a co-housing project that will include 24 living units, community space, and more.

Wellspring Resources Whitecourt Affordable Housing Project - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Wellspring-Resources-Whitecourt-Affordable-Housing-Project/4111
The affordable housing project will create a 42 unit affordable housing development in Whitecourt. The building is expected to have two stories, and 45,000 square feet of space.

Beaumaris Lake Park Rehabilitation - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Beaumaris-Lake-Park-Rehabilitation/4132
Project will restore and rehabilitate the Beaumaris Lake Park in north Edmonton.

Bowness Road Improvements (Montgomery Main Street Project) - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Bowness-Road-Improvements-Montgomery-Main-Street-Project/4120
Project includes roadway and streetscape Improvements along Bowness Rd NW between 52 St NW to Mackay Road NW. Project to be known as Montgomery Main Street.

Southeast Edmonton Industrial Land Servicing - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Southeast-Edmonton-Industrial-Land-Servicing/4116
Project will create servicing for industrial land to allow for future development. Details generally include earthworks, site preparation, deep utilities, roadworks, shallow utilities, storm water management facility, erosion and sedimentation [Read More]

Peace River Correctional Centre Upgrades - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Peace-River-Correctional-Centre-Upgrades/4110
Upgrades to the Peace River Correctional Centre includes replacing the main buildings heating system, upgrading security systems, replacing exterior concrete at entrances, and roof work.

Discovery Centre - Building 2 - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Discovery-Centre-Building-2/4125
Construction of an approximately 110,000 square foot general industrial building that will contain individual units. Building is located in proximity to the Edmonton International Airport, and Leduc/Nisku. Number of units is variable based on [Read More]

Enterprise Square Renovations - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Enterprise-Square-Renovations/4122
Details include renovations to the University of Alberta's Enterprise Square facility in downtown Edmonton. The main floor is to be re-stacked as the City of Edmonton moves its temporary library into the Stanley Milner Library location.

Habitat For Humanity ReStore Project - Sherwood Park - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Habitat-For-Humanity-ReStore-Project-Sherwood-Park/4119
Renovation of a 20,000 square foot municipal building at the intersection of Streambank Avenue and Broadmoor Boulevard in Sherwood Park.

Safeway Garneau Renovations - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Safeway-Garneau-Renovations/4121
Details include interior and exterior renovations to the Safeway grocery store and adjacent liquor store located in the Garneau neighborhood at the corner of Whyte Avenue and 109th Street.

Under Construction

23 projects with a combined value of $388.2M are now under construction for the month of June 2020

Hyatt Regency and Hyatt Place - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Hyatt-Regency-and-Hyatt-Place/3671
Conversion of the former Enbridge Office Tower into two hotels, the Hyatt Regency and the Hyatt House. The hotels will feature ~300 rooms and will be split between extended stays and short-term stays. The $65-70M conversion will reduce office [Read More]

Mathison Hall - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Mathison-Hall/4079
Construction of a new building on the University of Calgary campus, to be known as Mathison Hall. The building will contain 108,000 square feet of space over four floor and contain a pedway to Scurfield Hall. The new building will be home to the [Read More]

Ray Gibbon Drive Twinning Project - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Ray-Gibbon-Drive-Twinning-Project/3960
The twinning of Ray Gibbon Drive in St. Albert will take place with four phases. When complete, Ray Gibbon Drive will be a four-lane arterial road built to a municipal standard, with sidewalk trails, curbs, lights and intersections leading to the [Read More]

Scurfield Hall Modernization - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Scurfield-Hall-Modernization/4080
Details include the modernization of University of Calgary's Scurfield Hall, home to the Haskayne School of Business. The building will also include a pedway connection to the new Mathison Hall.

The Mulberry Apartment Complex - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/The-Mulberry-Apartment-Complex/4038
Construction of a five-storey affordable housing complex in the West Springs neighbourhood of Calgary.

The Federal government announced $24.5M funding for the project on February 11, 2020.

Southwest High River Dike - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Southwest-High-River-Dike/3534
Construction of a new dike southwest of High River. The dike will provide flood protection up to the same water level of the 2013 floods, plus one additional meter of protection.

Alignment will run along 12th Avenue SW, and will turn south along [Read More]

Sora Condos - Building B - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Sora-Condos-Building-B/4124
Sora Condos, building B will feature 70 condos built above an underground parkade.

A building permit was issued by the City of Edmonton on May 19, 2020.

Bow River Lodge Redevelopment Phase 2 - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Bow-River-Lodge-Redevelopment-Phase-2/1945
Construction of 60 new seniors living units. Overall, 30 will be designated for supportive living level four care and 30 units are designated supportive living level four dementia care.

Construction to begin Spring 2020.

Trans-Canada Highway Improvements (Banff National Park) - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Trans-Canada-Highway-Improvements-Banff-National-Park/4092
Project will re-pave sections of the Trans-Canada Highway (from KM 63-82.5), including acceleration lane construction and intersection signalization and lighting.

Project to proceed summer 2020.

Highway 93 North Improvements - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Highway-93-North-Improvements/4093
Project will look to add safety improvements and to re-pave sections of Highway 93 North in Banff National Park.

Project to proceed summer 2020.

Langdon Fire Station - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Langdon-Fire-Station/4043
The new fire hall in Langdon will feature 15,000 square feet of space on 1.5 acres of land. It will replace the existing fire hall, which was built in 1992 in an adapted grader shed.

King Edward Park Alley Renewal - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/King-Edward-Park-Alley-Renewal/4087
The City of Edmonton will be renewing alleyways in the King Edward Park neighbourhood.

The project will be tendered in April 2020, and work to proceed in the spring.

Discovery Centre - Building 2 - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Discovery-Centre-Building-2/4125
Construction of an approximately 110,000 square foot general industrial building that will contain individual units. Building is located in proximity to the Edmonton International Airport, and Leduc/Nisku. Number of units is variable based on [Read More]

Roadwork - 19255 - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Roadwork-19255/4076
Installation of a high tension cable barrier along Highway 2, along with drainage improvements along the corridor.

Habitat For Humanity ReStore Project - Sherwood Park - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Habitat-For-Humanity-ReStore-Project-Sherwood-Park/4119
Renovation of a 20,000 square foot municipal building at the intersection of Streambank Avenue and Broadmoor Boulevard in Sherwood Park.

Enterprise Square Renovations - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Enterprise-Square-Renovations/4122
Details include renovations to the University of Alberta's Enterprise Square facility in downtown Edmonton. The main floor is to be re-stacked as the City of Edmonton moves its temporary library into the Stanley Milner Library location.

Safeway Garneau Renovations - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Safeway-Garneau-Renovations/4121
Details include interior and exterior renovations to the Safeway grocery store and adjacent liquor store located in the Garneau neighborhood at the corner of Whyte Avenue and 109th Street.

Groat Road Rehabilitation (107 Ave to 111 Ave) - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Groat-Road-Rehabilitation-107-Ave-to-111-Ave/4088
Rehabilitation of Groat Road from 107 Avenue to 111 Avenue.

Project to proceed summer 2020.

118 Avenue Rehabilitation (142 Street to 150 Street) - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/118-Avenue-Rehabilitation-142-Street-to-150-Street/4089
Edmonton's 118 Avenue is set to be rehabilitated from 142 Street to 150 Street.

Project to proceed summer 2020.

111 Avenue Rehabilitation (149 Street to 156 Street) - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/111-Avenue-Rehabilitation-149-Street-to-156-Street/4091
Rehabilitation of 111 Avenue from 149 Street to 156 Street.

Project to proceed summer 2020.

Banff East Gate Utility Upgrades - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Banff-East-Gate-Utility-Upgrades/4090
Parks Canada requires construction services to replace and upgrade utilities and a pump house at the Banff East Gate. Work includes rehabilitation of buried utilities, water, sewer, gas and power, site paving and rehabilitation, and replacing the [Read More]

Bow Valley Parkway Rehabilitation - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Bow-Valley-Parkway-Rehabilitation/4010
The project will aim to rehabilitate the Bow Valley Parkway, and associated culverts from kilometre 24 to 47.


IntraUrban Davies Station - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/IntraUrban-Davies-Station/4012
The project will transform a vacant 100,000+ square foot industrial building into a vibrant industrial condominium complex with retail exposure. There will be 13 bays available for sale, between 5,382 square feet to 12,410 square feet.

Completed

15 projects with a combined value of $984.6M have been completed for the month of June 2020

Peace Pipeline Expansion Phase 6 - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Peace-Pipeline-Expansion-Phase-6/3657
According to Pembina Pipeline, phase six consists of upgrades at Gordondale, a 16-inch pipeline from La Glace to Wapiti with associated pump station upgrades, and a 20-inch pipeline from Kakwa to Lator. The project is pending regulatory approval. [Read More]

Riverview Wind Farm - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Riverview-Wind-Farm/3708
The project will construct a 115 MW wind farm near Pincher Creek. This project falls under AESO's first tender under the Renewable Electricity Program established by the Government of Alberta’s Climate Leadership Plan.

The project was approved [Read More]

Amazon Edmonton Warehouse - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Amazon-Edmonton-Warehouse/3777
New 1 million square foot warehouse and distribution center developed by TD Greystone Asset Management located in the Nisku Business Park (Border Business Park). The facility will be occupied by Amazon upon completion.

Cannabis Genomics Facility - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Cannabis-Genomics-Facility/3861
Construction of a 194,000 square foot cannabis genomics facility in the Nisku area. The construction budget is unreleased.

Glenmore Dam Improvements - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Glenmore-Dam-Improvements/3513
Project involves the a new structure for steel control gates, which will help protect downstream communities from flood damage. There will also be an increase in the width of the pedestrian path above the dam.

Canadian Blood Services Facility - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Canadian-Blood-Services-Facility/3468
The new facility will feature:
153,000 square feet, gross square footage of the future operations facility;
21,600 square feet of production space;
18,000 square feet of testing space; and
28,100 square feet of warehousing, logistics and [Read More]

Ross Sheppard High School Modernization - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Ross-Sheppard-High-School-Modernization/387
Modernization of Ross Sheppard High School. The project will look to update the school, including classrooms, the gym, and the building envelope/structure.

Student Association of MacEwan University Building - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Student-Association-of-MacEwan-University-Building/875
The Students' Association of MacEwan University is building a new hub to serve students, clubs, and provide additional study space.

Castle Rock Wind Farm - Phase 2 - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Castle-Rock-Wind-Farm-Phase-2/4131
Construction of phase 2 of the Castle Rock Wind Farm will consist of 7 new wind turbines, for a total capacity of approximately 30 MW.

Construction was completed in May 2020.

Charis Village Seniors Housing Project - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Charis-Village-Seniors-Housing-Project/3750
A project that will ultimately house independent, assisted care, and long-term care seniors in Lamcombe. Phase 1 will consist of 20 duplex units, and 46 apartment units.

Ecole Joseph-Moreau - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Ecole-Joseph-Moreau/3908
The new Ecole Joseph-Moreau will be 5,865 square meters in size and be able to accommodate 500 students between grades 7-9.

St. Edmund School Modernization - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/St-Edmund-School-Modernization/3698
This project will modernize St. Edmund School in north Edmonton. The project will include replacement of the roof, replacing mechanical and electrical systems, modernizing the parking space, utility connections and landscaping.

Belvedere Affordable Housing Complex - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Belvedere-Affordable-Housing-Complex/3997
The project involves the construction of a 38,500 square foot affordable housing project located in the Belvedere neighbourhood. The complex will contain 42 units upon completion.

Our Lady of the Rockies Catholic Parish Church - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/Our-Lady-of-the-Rockies-Catholic-Parish-Church/4036
A new church is being built in Canmore, on the north side of the TransCanada Highway. This will replace the existing location downtown, which will be developed into residential housing. The new church will measure 25,000 square feet and seat up to [Read More]

West Edmonton Renal Dialysis Clinic - http://majorprojects.alberta.ca/details/West-Edmonton-Renal-Dialysis-Clinic/3868
The project will convert warehouse space into a health clinic. Interior and exterior alterations include re-configuring front entrance on the east elevation, extending second floor, 1 new condensing unit on the roof. The clinic will be operated by [Read More]

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