Tammy Pidner is one of many Edmontonians working behind the scenes building Downtown. Last month she astounded guests when she shared what is happening, and why we should all be very excited, during her presentation at the Downtown Business Association luncheon.
Asked to present on behalf of a group of organizations who have banded together to help our city see past the construction woes and celebrate that Downtown is changing for good, Tammy sees more than the skyline changing. “It grew from a small group of humble hopefuls to a much larger celebration among a group of believers.”
Even the believers were shocked by all the activity. “I had people saying they had no idea so much was happening Downtown, and they work in the core,” said Tammy.
What did Tammy all share in her presentation? Lots, and she couldn’t even include it all. “It’s a wee snippet as we couldn’t possibly cover all of the activity Downtown in a lunch presentation,” said Tammy. When asked if any of it surprised her, she replied, “The growing attention to bicycle commuters. A few years ago there were few facilities for cyclists, now every new initiative includes cycling facilities. It really shows that we’re getting it.”
Here’s the surprisingly long list of what Tammy’s presentation covered:
8 towers currently under construction:
Other construction underway:
Changes in how we move:
Improvements to existing buildings:
Entertainment/amenities coming Downtown:
Recent/upcoming additions to the Downtown food scene:
Looking ahead – some of the “top of mind” projects coming Downtown include: