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    Default Umphreville Block | Retail/Office/Residential | 3 Stories | 10158 90 Street

    Anyone hear anything about this Riverdale project? I was surprised to stumble across it this morning:





    The Umphreville Block will include:
    + RESTAURANT & RETAIL
    + OFFICE SPACE
    + RENTAL APARTMENTS
    Since 2015 the River Valley Company has owned and operated a commercially zoned property in Riverdale called Little Brick Café. After careful restoration, the building has been operating as a café/workspace/event space and has been a great success winning numerous awards, gaining international press and most importantly, becoming a regular destination for Edmontonians and visitors to the city alike.
    The commercially zoned property at 10158 90th will include 2500 square feet of retail and hospitality space on the main level, 2500 square feet of office space on the 2nd level, two 600 square feet residential units on the 3rd half story plus 900 square feet of retail space in the basement.

    https://medium.com/@info_27833/the-u...pHKZAH7yx1spzk
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    Interesting! Design seems okay, but always really excited about more retail in Riverdale.

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    Very cool. Location/scale/use reminds me of Ritchie Market

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    Also, very cool to see a building named after a mostly-forgotten figure of Edmonton's history: https://www.fortedmontonpark.ca/1846...se-umphrevill/
    https://www.fortedmontonpark.ca/1846...hreville-pt-2/
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    April 12, 2019
    10158 - 90 STREET NW
    Plan RN37 Blk 1 Lot 9

    To construct a FOOTING & FOUNDATION ONLY for a 3 storey mixed use building (A2, C, D, & E occupancy)

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    Not a bad looking little project.

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    That's a good modern design with some neighbourhood character. I'll have to share this with an arch group we work with... very similar.
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    I believe they're thinking along the lines of coffee, maybe some microbrew, co-working, etc. Same guys as Little Brick as mentioned in the blurb, so very much looking forward to this.

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    Very nice. Like this a lot. Would love to see several projects like this in the inner city one day.

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    New Edmonton river valley development includes nod to the past

    An under-used lot in Edmonton’s Riverdale community will undergo a big change over the next year with a brand new development.

    “Our mission is to identify cool, neat little projects all along the river valley where we can build these amenities and bring more people down here,” explained Jay Downton, the president of River Valley Company.

    The developer believes once the three-storey, mixed-use building is complete it will attract “not just Edmontonians but people from around the world.”

    “It kind of just all came into place.”

    The building represents a $3-million investment.

    A couple of small restaurants will take up the main floor, offices on the second, and two apartments above that to can be used as bed and breakfast suites.

    “We were fortunate to find tenancy very quickly because there is demand down here.”

    The building itself will incorporate old brick from the former brickyard that was in early Riverdale and reclaimed lumber from the Cloverdale footbridge is being sourced out.

    And then there’s the name — The Umphreville Block — named after Louise Umphreville, who died in 1849.

    She was known as Fort Edmonton’s first lady and described as a Métis matriarch.

    “What’s unique about her is that she was a woman that was way ahead of her time.”

    Edmonton resident Lewis Cardinal is a cultural adviser on the project and describes Umphreville as “one the best kept secrets in Edmonton in its history.”

    According to a bio on the Fort Edmonton Park website, Louise Umphreville married John Rowand, who was the Chief Factor of Fort Edmonton.
    “She operated the big house, all the servants and everything that went in there,” explains Cardinal. “She oversaw the trades that were happening inside the fort.”

    In naming The Umphreville Block in her name, the developers hope to provide a history lesson for future visitors.

    Construction is expected to be complete by next spring.
    “You have to dream big. If we want to be a little city, we dream small. If we want to be a big city, we dream big, and this is a big idea.” - Mayor Stephen Mandel, 02/22/2012

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    I like it!
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