West Jasper Place and Sherwood Neighbourhoods
West Jasper Place and Sherwood are postwar communities, originally part of the Town of Jasper Place. They are stable single family neighbourhoods with long term homeowners (15+ years). These communities have experienced new housing developments on typically 50’ x 150’ lots. There is excellent transit and the future westend LRT is proposed to run down Stony Plain Road and 156th Street.
West Jasper Place boundaries are: 95th Avenue,149th Street, Stony Plain Road, and 156th Street. It is the only community with the Newman’s Resolution which has been retained by city council for 33 years! In 1980, Alderman Ken Newman passed the following motion, “that the area from the lane west of 149 Street to the lane east of 156 Street between 95 Avenue and 100 Avenue remain RF1 single detached housing which is the equivalent zoning to what presently exists in the area.” 149th Street, 156th Street and between 100th Avenue and Stony Plain Road, there is RA7 apartment zoning. Since 1980, numerous new single detached houses were built (45 between 2002 and 2012). An Area Redevelopment Plan was adopted by council on August 24, 2015 to provide land use guidelines for quality controlled housing that will retain the character of this neighbourhood. In 2013, West Jasper Place received new street lights, roads, sidewalks and sewers. In 2015, the Stony Plain Road area, between 149th and 158th Street, received new infrastructure and streetscaping.
Most of the residential area has beautiful mature elm treed boulevards which form an arch over the streets. Along 100th Avenue, there is a pretty multi-use trail which winds between dense Hansa rose bushes and trees leading to within a block of the McKinnon Ravine. McKinnon Ravine trail is noted as Edmonton’s most scenic view of the river valley. Arthur Elliott Park is located at 9620-152 Street with Sherwood Elementary School located at 9550-152 Street. Jasper Gates Mall is located in the northeast corner of the neighbourhood with Safeway and London Drugs as the main tenants. Grant MacEwan Faculty of Arts, located at 10045-156 Street, was sold to the City of Edmonton. In 2017, it will become a non-profit multi-cultural arts and theatre centre.
Sherwood boundaries are 92nd Avenue, 149th Street, 95th Avenue, and 156th Street. The majority of the neighbourhood is zoned RF1 single detached housing, except for 149th Street which is primarily RA7 apartment zoning, and 156th Street has spot multi-family rezonings. Sherwood Community Park is located at 15430-93 Avenue. New infrastructure was provided to this community in the past decade.
Jasper Place Public Library at 9010-156 Street and Meadowlark Shopping Centre at 15630-87 Avenue are in close proximity. Walmart, Shoppers Drug Mart and Safeway are the main tenants, as well as, several medical offices.