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About Michener Park
Welcome to Michener Park – an exciting, urban community that is close to nature and everyday amenities, nestled in between established (and beloved) neighbourhoods. From day one you’ll have everything you need just outside your front door. It’s a perfect home for your next adventure!
Residential development within Michener Park offers residents a variety of housing types to choose from with a range of price points to help create an inclusive, vibrant community.
The University of Alberta Properties Trust (UAPT) has established Michener Park as a 99-year land lease community.
This is a common practice with public entities in other big cities and national parks across Canada, and will support the University of Alberta’s faculty, students and research for generations to come.
Leasehold ownership holds exceptional value, and is just as common a way for developers and homeowners to purchase a home as a freehold purchase. Buyers remain in control of their home: they can renovate, decorate, sell or will their leasehold property as they would with any other property.
The University of Calgary’s University District, the University of British Columbia’s Wesbrook Village and Simon Fraser University’s UniverCity are proof of how this approach to serving the community with new residential, retail and commercial opportunities helps everyone – the residents, the university and the surrounding neighbourhoods – thrive.
Have questions about Michener’s leasehold structure? Drop us a line.
The design of Michener Park is centred around a large commercial site offering residents – and neighbouring communities – easy access to a variety of shops and services, including everyday essentials. Our commercial site has also been designed to build community, including places for residents to meet and connect while supporting local businesses.
Watch this space as new commercial tenants are added to Michener Park!
More information on commercial leasing opportunities at Michener Park can be found here
Perhaps Michener Park’s greatest strength is its proximity to everything residents need to get the most out of life. The best part? Unlike suburban communities, you don’t have to wait for them to be built!
These incredible amenities include:
- A short walk to Whitemud Creek Ravine, home to pristine walking trails that offer a natural escape, right in the heart of the city
- Snow Valley Ski Club, home of endless winter fun for the whole family
- Snow Valley Aerial Park, Edmonton’s most thrilling outdoor adventure
- Saville Community Sports Centre, including world-class volleyball, basketball, gymnastic and curling facilities
- Southgate Centre – one of Edmonton’s largest shopping destinations
- University of Alberta South Campus
- South Campus LRT Station
- Whitemud Drive
- 20 minute commute to downtown
Michener Park was originally built by the University of Alberta as a residence for couples and students with families. It was opened on November 6, 1967, by the Right Honourable Roland Michener, Governor General at the time. Over its history, the community was home to thousands of people from around the world who came to Michener Park to pursue their studies and build their families in a new home.
These residences were closed in July of 2020 and the land was formally transferred to UAPT shortly after for redevelopment.
Today, UAPT is building on the history of Michener Park and reimagining the community for a new generation of residents who will contribute to the legacy of the University of Alberta in a new and exciting way.
Extensive community consultation took place as the Michener Park redevelopment project evolved, including three community open houses held throughout 2021. Summaries of these consultations can be found here.
Progress on the Michener Park site continues. Recently, UAPT posted tenders for grading work on the site. The construction work will begin around August 25, 2022, and continue into the fall of 2022. The remaining grading work will start again in the spring of...
CTV News EdmontonPublished July 7, 2022 7:13 p.m. MDT A neighbourhood that used to house University of Alberta students and their families will now become an infill community planners hope will generate revenue for the post-secondary institution. For more than 50...
MICHENER PARK OPEN HOUSE #3 PRESENTATIONMICHENER PARK OPEN HOUSE #3 VIDEOMichener Park Open House #3 Presentation & Question/Answers from the Open Househeld on April 21, 2022A. The previous park space is still being maintained. There will be further pockets of...
MICHENER PARK MASTER PLAN ENGAGEMENT On November 15, 2021, The University of Alberta Properties Trust (UAPT) and Stantec Consulting Ltd. held a meeting with the Michener Park Community Development Committee (MPCDC) to present the process for the Master Plan on the...
A virtual Open House was held via Zoom on July 15, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The Communities of Malmo, Lendrum, and Lansdowne; and other properties within a 100-metre buffer of the site were notified of the meeting. Approximately 38 community members attended the...
A virtual Open House was held via Zoom on April 21, 2021 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm. The Communities of Malmo, Lendrum, and Lansdowne; and other properties within a 100-metre buffer of the site were notified of the meeting. Approximately 60 community members attended the...
MICHENER PARK MASTER PLAN ENGAGEMENT On February 24, 2021, The University of Alberta Properties Trust (UAPT) and Stantec Consulting Ltd. held a meeting with the Michener Park Community Development Committee (MPCDC) to present the process for the Master Plan on the...