2017 - Ongoing
+/- 4,251,000 sq/ft
The original ICE District, Canada’s largest mixed-use sports and entertainment district, is seen as the centre of excitement and energy. ICE Phase II is to provide the counter-point, a vibrant mixed-use residential community with a primary focus on community building for generations to live and steward the rapidly growing downtown.
Identifying a fundamental lack of park space within Edmonton’s downtown, ICE Phase II envisions a large, and much needed, inner city urban green space. By extending the existing MacEwan station park eastward, ICE Phase II seeks to celebrate the A. MacDonald Building’s western façade, one of Edmonton significant heritage buildings as well as providing some deference to the heroically-scaled architecture of Rogers Place. An enhanced pedestrian promenade is proposed along the northern edge of the park, lined with small-scale retail, providing further opportunities for community interaction and amenity.
A multitude of residential offerings have been planned for, ranging from live/work units, student residences and senior’s housing, allowing members of the community to live and grow throughout all phases of their lives.
ICE Phase II was included as a significant piece of the City of Edmonton’s Amazon HQ2 bid.