A new substation building downtown
The approved new building will be constructed on the vacant lot directly south of the existing Victoria substation. This building will be located at the north property line against the alleyway, and all of the proposed work will take place behind the existing concrete wall.
Construction activities will occur within the area shown in blue, and lane closure is indicated in yellow on the map. Measures will be taken to ensure compliance with the City of Edmonton’s Community Standards Bylaw for Noise Control. If it’s necessary to temporarily exceed acceptable noise levels, we will work with the City of Edmonton to receive necessary permits.
Why the new building is needed
New electrical equipment is needed at the existing Victoria substation to ensure that we can continue to provide downtown Edmonton with safe and reliable power service. A new building is required in order to house the new equipment.
Appearance and building specifics
To fit in with the surrounding area, the new building will look similar to the existing Victoria substation.
This new building will be one story high, and approximately 32 metres long by 13 metres wide. The walls will be made out of concrete with a brick finish. The new building will be surrounded by a new fence approximately 2.5 metres high.
Conversations with interested parties in the area have been ongoing since September 2014, when we held an open house for the project followed by personal consultations. In response to the feedback we received, we have changed our proposed fence design from a wire-type fence to one that is more in line with the look and feel of the surrounding community. The pictures below provide an example of what it will look like.
Looking northeast from the intersection of 105 Avenue and 105 Street.
Looking east down laneway from 105 Street.
Looking west down laneway from 104 street.