I really don’t understand their reasoning. Just drive around the city and take note of the number of cedars there are and where they are located “common sense “ will prove otherwise.For this reason the City does not allow infill builders to plant cedars as one of their coniferous trees as they do not consider them hardy for Edmonton.
Can “ornamental” also mean functional? Is it so hard for this city to have “running water?” I remember when the Joeys South Common had a fountain feature in its patio……but I think it’s gone now…..Construction next spring, but 'opening' not until Nov '25, which basically means Summer 2026.
Pavilion is scaled back and is the fountain now just an 'ornamental' feature?
Sums up my thoughts. You can definitely tell this comes from the school of design by committee where the task of pleasing everyone leads to watered down everything, but it's still a brilliant project and I commend the CoE for taking it on.Some improvements here and there, certainly lots of amenities. Still feels a tad 'throw everything at the wall' as opposed to having a more focused and distinct theme or identity. The placement of the dog park still bugs me -- could be moved further away from the Alex D. Overall - iconic? No. Needed? Yes. Improvement? Yes. Missed opportunities? Yes. But, I'm excited nonetheless.