Learn more about Keheewin

Civida, the largest provider of affordable housing in the Edmonton area, was chosen by the City of Edmonton to be the developer and operator of the Keheewin Building Housing Choices Development on the surplus school site at 2008 – 105 Street, north of Keheewin School.

The Keheewin development will contribute to helping meet current and future housing needs in Edmonton. The project team collaborated with the Keheewin Advisory Committee (KAC), a volunteer group of Keheewin residents and the City of Edmonton to ensure viewpoints from the community were and continue to be heard on this project.

The project is being led by Civida, in partnership with the City of Edmonton. A local architect and design firm has been engaged by Civida to lead the detailed design for the project over the course of  2023. The local firm will engage in this detailed design process integrating anticipated future tenant requirements, community needs and site requirements. Civida, together with the firm, will continue to align the design with the guidelines and requirements of the approved zoning and conceptual design as presented and approved by Edmonton City Council in January 2020. The design concepts will be shared with the community at a later date.

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Guiding Principles

Throughout this project we will:

  • Ensure the timely sharing of project information that provides all stakeholders and interested parties with complete, objective and reliable information,

  • Engage and gather feedback, opinions and perspectives at various stages in the development of the site, and

  • Clearly demonstrate our commitment to engaging the public and incorporating their input into the project.

Community Engagement and Consultations

Public Engagement Phase 4 (Engagement led by the City of Edmonton Building Housing Choices & Civida)

A Community Engagement Drop-In event was held on November 7, 2019 to continue conversations about the Keheewin Building Housing Choices Development. The Report will be included as an attachment when the rezoning proceeds to the Public Hearing for review at City Council. Read the What We Heard Report (November 2019)

Public Engagement Phase 3C (Engagement led by Civida)

A Community Engagement Town Hall meeting was held on June 4, 2019 to continue conversations about the Keheewin Building Housing Choices Development. Read the Community Engagement Phase 3C Report.

Public Engagement Phases 3 and 3B (Engagement led by Civida)

During Phase 3 of Public Engagement the community met the project team from Civida and Stantec, and focused on two concept options; the options considered feedback that was provided in previous phases of engagement. A Community Engagement Event was held on January 16, 2019, from 6:00 to 8:00 PM in the basement of Southminster-Steinhauer United Church. Read the What We Heard Report for Phase 3 and concepts A and B.

Read the Community Engagement Phase 3B Report.

Public Engagement Phase 2 and 2B (Engagement led by the City of Edmonton Building Housing Choices)

Phase 2 of Public Engagement, which occurred in May 2016, was a second Community Conversation at Keheewin School. Four scenarios were presented, depicting different styles of housing which may be built on the site. In June 2017, Phase 2B was added, with a Drop-in Information Session at Keheewin School. The intent of this phase was to provide a status update on the developer/operator selection process and continue conversations with community members about the project. In 2018, the City selected Civida to be the developer/operator for the site. Learn about the Keheewin Building Choices here. Read the Keheewin Phase 2 What We Heard Report (May 2016) and the Keheewin Phase 2 – Responses to Common Themes (May 2016).

Read the Keheewin Phase 2B Information Session (June 2017).

Public Engagement Phase 1 (Engagement led by the City of Edmonton Building Housing Choices)

Phase 1 of Public Engagement took place in October 2015, and consisted of a Community Conversation at Yellowbird Community Hall to introduce the project. Discussions surrounded what elements residents liked most about Keheewin, and the perceived impacts of the Building Housing Choices Development. Learn about the Keheewin Building Choices here. Read the Keheewin Phase 1 What We Heard Report (October 2015).

What We've Done So Far


Keheewin School Transportation Review Report

Traffic Impact Assessment Final Report

Public Meeting Notices, Notes and Newsletters

2019 Community Consultation postcard invitation

Keheewin Advisory Meeting Notes – March 5

April 2019 Newsletter

How to Get Involved
  • Attend an open house/public consultation meeting. Click here for details on our upcoming town hall meeting.

  • Email your comments and questions directly to us.

  • Complete the feedback form and send to us.