Open House draws curious crowd
Edmontonians flock to see sketches & plans for new Arena District
|Edmontonians weave through the sketches and displays for Edmonton's proposed Arena District Thursday, May 6 at the Art Gallery of Alberta. (Photo by Jody Young / Edmonton Oilers Hockey Club)
Held at the Art Gallery of Alberta, curious Edmontonians and Oilers supporters lined up for their chance to view displays and sketches of what the proposed district may entail.
Details on the the arena layout, new retail and office space, hotel options, and the unique winter garden area were showcased along with proposed parking, transit and pedway opportunities.
“As a proud Edmontonian, I like how it’s going to improve our city,” said Oilers Fan Frank Cirone. “As a hockey fan it’s everything I want to see."
“I like the design, it’s very futuristic. It looks like we’re making use of all the real-estate in downtown so I think it’ll bring a lot of people over here,” added Edmontonian Andre Lam.
Along with plan proposals, comment and question stations were located throughout the event space giving the public an exciting opportunity to have their opinions heard and queries answered.
For those that were unable to attend the open house, or would like more information on the proposed Edmonton Arena District, check out revitalizedowntown.ca.