Katz Group to host Public Open House for proposed Edmonton Arena District May
6, 2010 at the Art Gallery of Alberta

- Media availability 1:00pm MST today at Katz Group offices in Bell Tower -

EDMONTON, April 27 /CNW/ - The Katz Group will host a Public Open House regarding the proposed Edmonton Arena District on Thursday, May 6, 2010 from 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Art Gallery of Alberta, located at 2 Sir Winston Churchill Square in downtown Edmonton.

The Open House will provide the public with an opportunity to learn about the proposed Edmonton Arena District and to provide feedback to the project group. The event is being held in connection with the project's proposed plan amendment and zoning applications, filed recently with the City of Edmonton Planning and Development Department.

The Open House will present information about the proposed concept plan, improvements to support street level activity, features of the arena, parking, pedestrian and vehicular traffic, connections to public transit, sustainable design principles and more.

Representatives of the Katz Group, Stantec Consulting, Bunt & Associates, Anschutz Entertainment Group, and other design and technical experts will be on hand to discuss the project and answer questions.

"We believe this project will be a catalyst for the continued revitalization of Edmonton's downtown and will help achieve the City's goal of being recognized as a vibrant, attractive and sustainable city," said Bob Black, Executive Vice President Sports and Entertainment, Katz Group and Project Lead for the Edmonton Arena District. "This is an opportunity for Edmontonians to learn more about the project, ask questions and provide their feedback. This is about getting the community involved in continuing to build the City's future together."

Further information, including a detailed look at the site, traffic flows, parking capacity, connectivity to public transit and pedestrian corridors, as well as design and sustainability features, will be showcased. The Open House will include new conceptual drawings of the proposed development, but will not include architectural designs or further discussion about potential funding models.

Media Availability

Bob Black, Executive Vice President Sports and Entertainment, Katz Group and Project Lead for the Edmonton Arena District, and Janet Riopel, Lead, Communications and Community Consultation for the Edmonton Arena District, will be available today at 1:00pm MST at the Katz Group offices on the 17th Floor, Bell Tower, 10104 - 103 Avenue to discuss the upcoming Open House with local media.

About the Edmonton Arena District

The Katz Group has acquired a 16-acre "T"-shaped parcel of land on the site of the Baccarat Casino and the city block West of the Bell Tower and South of 104th Avenue as the development site. The proposed new entertainment and sports district includes new retail, office, public space, a casino, hotels, residential housing, and other amenities, anchored by a world-class entertainment and sports venue and a new home for the Edmonton Oilers and Oil Kings.


For further information: For further information: Janet M. Riopel, Lead, Communications and Community Consultation, (780) 409-2587, info@revitalizedowntown.ca

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