Award-winning Village at Griesbach offers north Edmonton’s most beautiful character homes. This new community features an innovative “urban village” design, ensuring places to live, work and play are all just minutes away.
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Village at Griesbach in Edmonton, Alberta is built on the site of a former Canadian Forces base. The property was purchased by Canada Lands Company in 2003 from the Department of National Defence. At that time, the 620-acre (251-hectare) site had more than 50 derelict commercial/industrial buildings and 750 Permanent Married Quarters (PMQ) housing units.
Using innovative development practices and principles of smart growth and new urbanism, Village at Griesbach was master-planned to be a family-friendly sustainable neighbourhood, while maintaining a traditional community character and a profound respect for the land’s military legacy.
A section of the Village at Griesbach has received Stage 2 LEED ND (neighbourhood development) Gold certification – the first project in Edmonton to receive this prestigious international designation.
Asphalt, gravel and concrete were recycled and reused in the construction of roadways and sidewalks. Plans call for an extensive network of parks, trails and four stormwater lakes to provide recreational opportunities for residents. A central park provides views of downtown, a community garden and a toboggan hill. When completed, the development will have 112 acres (44 hectares) of schools, parks and open spaces.
Canada Lands has also paid tribute to the property’s military heritage. Streets and parks have been named after military heroes and battles in which local military units participated. As well, statues have been erected to commemorate the former base’s namesake, Major-General William Griesbach and his wife, Janet.
When the project is completed, 4,700 homes are planned for housing of up to 13,000 people in a variety of housing forms. The development will also have 38 acres (15 hectares) of commercial and mixed-use land uses that will provide for employment and retail shopping opportunities.
Village at Griesbach is a testament to Canada Lands' leadership in promoting and implementing sustainable development principles.