Sunday, 26 October 2014

Has the dust settled at Century Park?

In mid September I noticed this huge pile of dirt behind the Century Park Train Station in my neighbourhood and thought it was the start of a new block of apartments being built by Procura Real Estate Service (developers of Century Park Condominiums). It seemed an interesting project to follow in sketches. A few days later on 22 September, the Edmonton Journal reported that ProCura was "storing" the pile of dirt for a construction site across the road. 100 complaints about the dust from the dirt pile (which had not been watered) came from residents in the area. The City of Edmonton threatened to sue ProCura $400 a day for this illegal use of their property. 

Residents in the adjoining pink apartment complex (what seems to be a landmark in this part of the city) must have been the hardest hit by dust.

The threat seemed to work for on 10th October when I sketched the dirt pile again, it was a third the size of my first sketch. Three days later it had been completely removed.

PS the development across the road where the dirt came from is Shepherd's Gardens Heritage, a new seniors' apartment complex on 109 Street. This seniors complex is to have a rooftop dining room!

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