City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan

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City Council passed the City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan (CCARP) on April 27, 2020, which provides a policy framework for guiding redevelopment and revitalization of the City Centre through consideration of land use, mobility, urban design, building guidelines, and implementation.

The CCARP’s implementation plan has identified several projects that will work toward fulfilling the vision of creating a vibrant, mixed use area. These include:

  • A Parking Management Plan;
  • A streetscape revitalization project (Stage 1: McLeod Avenue from King Street to Queen Street, and Main Street from First Avenue to Church Avenue); and,
  • Making Land Use Bylaw amendments to establish regulations consistent with the new CCARP policy.

This project site will be updated regularly throughout the process to keep businesses and residents informed as work unfolds.

City Council passed the City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan (CCARP) on April 27, 2020, which provides a policy framework for guiding redevelopment and revitalization of the City Centre through consideration of land use, mobility, urban design, building guidelines, and implementation.

The CCARP’s implementation plan has identified several projects that will work toward fulfilling the vision of creating a vibrant, mixed use area. These include:

  • A Parking Management Plan;
  • A streetscape revitalization project (Stage 1: McLeod Avenue from King Street to Queen Street, and Main Street from First Avenue to Church Avenue); and,
  • Making Land Use Bylaw amendments to establish regulations consistent with the new CCARP policy.

This project site will be updated regularly throughout the process to keep businesses and residents informed as work unfolds.

  • UPDATED DATE: Temporary intersection closure at Queen Street and McLeod Avenue starting August 1

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    July 27 update: The intersection closure is now expected to start on Monday, August 1. Thank you for your understanding!


    The intersection of Queen Street and McLeod Avenue in the City Centre area is expected to be temporarily closed starting Friday, July 22. The closure is anticipated to last no longer than one week.

    This closure will have the following impacts:

    • Traffic driving north on Queen Street will have to turn right and go east down McLeod Avenue. Drivers will not be able to turn left or go straight through the intersection.
    • Traffic driving east on McLeod Avenue will not be able to turn left at the intersection. Drivers will only be able to go straight or turn right.


    This temporary closure is required to accommodate the connection of new water main lines to the existing connections.

    As a reminder, businesses in the City Centre area remain open during the construction and the community is encouraged to continue supporting them during this redevelopment work.


  • Below the surface – a peek under the City’s streets

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    For many of us, when we think about the City’s streets and roadways, we look at them as a way to get around Spruce Grove. They connect our neighbourhoods and allow us to access the many stores, services, and other amenities in our community.

    But have you ever stopped to consider what’s going on underneath the asphalt?

    If you could peek under the City’s streets, you’d find that it’s the home of many critical services we rely on each day. This includes sanitary sewer lines, water main lines, and stormwater utility lines, as well as private utilities such as cable, telephone, and electrical.

    When these underground services need upgrading or repair work, there’s no other option but to go in from above – and that can result in some significant impacts to local streets.

    A good example of this is the current work going on in the City Centre area of Spruce Grove. As part of the streetscape revitalization project on Main Street and McLeod Avenue, the majority of this year’s work is focused on the rehabilitation of the underground infrastructure in the area.

    These underground upgrades will support service to existing businesses and residents, while also creating opportunity for new development.

    So far, new water main and sanitary sewer lines have been installed and some storm water tie-ins have been completed. Additional underground utility installation will continue for the rest of this year’s construction season. There will be some surface work occurring this year, but the majority of that will wait until the 2023 construction season.

    “We’d really like thank the community and businesses in the area for their patience and cooperation during this underground work,” said City Municipal Engineer Rae-Lynne Spila. “It can be hard to see the work that’s happening when so much of it is beneath the surface, but these upgrades are an important part of this project and will support the ongoing revitalization efforts in the City Centre area.”

    The streetscape project is one element of the larger City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan that is focused on revitalizing the area and making the City Centre a place where people of all ages come to shop, dine, work, live, socialize, interact and participate in a variety of community, arts and cultural experiences.

    McLeod Avenue (looking west) – water main has been completed and the sanitary line is currently being installed.

    Main Street (looking north) – water main installation.

    Intersection - Main Street (looking south) – some asphalt removal completed for some storm tie-ins.

    Photos courtesy of ISL Engineering


  • Temporary parking impacts on Main Street expected to start July 18

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    Parking on Main Street between McLeod Avenue and Church Road will be temporarily removed to accommodate construction work on the streetscape redevelopment project in the City Centre area. This removal is anticipated to start as early as Monday, July 18, and is expected to last no longer than one week. Traffic along this section of road will also be reduced to one northbound lane.

    This construction work will support the installation of new water services to the east and west sides of Main Street. The rehabilitation of this underground infrastructure will serve both businesses and residents and create the opportunity for new development.

  • UPDATED DATE: Temporary road and intersection closure in City Centre on July 11

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    July 8 update: Please note that due to weather conditions, these closures have been rescheduled for Monday, July 11, starting at 7 p.m.


    To accommodate paving work, the following closures will be in the City Centre area on Thursday, July 7, starting at 7 p.m.:

    • McLeod Avenue will be closed between Queen Street and Main Street.
    • The intersection of McLeod Avenue and Main Street will be closed.

    Both the road and the intersection are expected to be open by the following morning. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.


  • Public Open House - City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan Boundary Area

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    An amendment to the City of Spruce Grove Land Use Bylaw is being proposed to update existing land use regulations to be consistent with the City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan. This proposed amendment would adjust the existing land use and development standards for both residential and commercial developments within the City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan’s boundary area.

    Attend an Open House on July 6 from 5-7 p.m. at the Pioneer Centre to learn more.

  • New traffic accommodation and road closures in City Centre

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    As streetscape redevelopment work continues, new traffic accommodation and road closures have been set up in the City Centre that will be in place for the remainder of the construction season.

    • There is one-way traffic (eastbound) on McLeod Avenue with parallel parking only (no angle parking). The westbound lane on McLeod Avenue between King Street and Queen Street is closed.
    • There is one-way traffic (northbound) on Main Street with angled parking.
    • The intersection at McLeod Avenue and Main Street has partially reopened.
    • Pedestrian access is being maintained to all businesses; however there may be isolated and temporary sidewalk closures as needed.

    The streetscape revitalization project is part of the overall City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan, which is focused on revitalizing the area and making the City Centre a place where people of all ages come to shop, dine, work, live, socialize, interact and participate in a variety of community, arts and cultural experiences.

    Businesses in the City Centre will remain open during the construction and the community is encouraged to continue supporting them throughout this temporary disruption in the area.

    Photos courtesy of ISL Engineering


  • Upcoming road closures on McLeod Avenue and Main Street starting week of June 13

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    June 15 update: Due to weather impacts, the intersection is now expected to open closer to the end of the week (on or around June 17). Thank you for your understanding!


    The intersection at McLeod Avenue and Main Street is expected to partially reopen during the week of June 13 and new road closures will start being set up as part of the first phase of the streetscape construction. These closures will be in place for the remainder of the construction season and will have the following impacts:

    • There will be one-way traffic (eastbound) on McLeod Avenue with parallel parking. The westbound lane on McLeod Avenue between King Street and Queen Street will be closed.
    • There will be one-way traffic (northbound) on Main Street with angled parking.
    • There will be pedestrian access to all businesses.

    The streetscape revitalization project is part of the overall City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan, which is focused on revitalizing the area and making the City Centre a place where people of all ages come to shop, dine, work, live, socialize, interact and participate in a variety of community, arts and cultural experiences.

    Businesses in the City Centre will remain open during the construction and the community is encouraged to continue supporting them throughout this temporary disruption in the area.

  • McLeod Avenue and Main Street intersection expected to partially reopen June 14; prep begins for first phase of streetscape construction including new road closures

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    June 10 update: Please refer to this news item for updated information.


    The intersection at McLeod Avenue and Main Street is expected to partially reopen on June 14, following extensive underground work at the intersection, which has been closed since mid-May for necessary underground work in the area as part of the City Centre streetscape revitalization project.

    Once the intersection is able to partially reopen, new road closures will start being set up as part of the first phase of the streetscape construction. These closures will be in place for the remainder of the construction season and will have the following impacts:

    • There will be one-way traffic (eastbound) on McLeod Avenue with parallel parking. The westbound lane on McLeod Avenue between King Street and Queen Street will be closed.
    • There will be one-way traffic (northbound) on Main Street with angled parking.
    • There will be pedestrian access to all businesses.

    Construction work as part of this phase will involve:

    • McLeod Avenue sewer relocation and service upgrades
    • Main Street watermain replacement and service upgrades
    • Utility relocations
    • Storm sewer replacement
    • Surface work on the north side of McLeod Avenue and west side of Main Street
    • Centre median construction along McLeod Avenue
    • Alley reconstruction

    The streetscape revitalization project is part of the overall City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan, which is focused on revitalizing the area and making the City Centre a place where people of all ages come to shop, dine, work, live, socialize, interact and participate in a variety of community, arts and cultural experiences.

    Businesses in the City Centre will remain open during the construction and the community is encouraged to continue supporting them throughout this temporary disruption in the area.

    As a reminder, work also continues on the redevelopment of Columbus Park.

    Installation of a new sanitary manhole.
  • Redevelopment work resumes at Columbus Park

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    Redevelopment work has recently resumed at Columbus Park, including a temporary lane closure on the east side of the park.

    Over the coming weeks, the closed lane will be demolished and replaced with a decorative concrete surface that will tie in with the overall redevelopment of Columbus Park.

    There will also be steel, soffit, and electrical work occurring at the park, as well as metal siding installation and painting on the stage structure.

    As a reminder, work has also started on the City Centre streetscape revitalization project, which requires the temporary closure of the intersection of Main Street and McLeod Avenue.

    The stage structure will be getting metal siding in the coming weeks.

  • Intersection closure at McLeod Avenue and Main Street starting May 16

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    With work beginning on the City Centre streetscape revitalization project, the intersection of McLeod Avenue and Main Street will be closed for approximately four weeks starting May 16.

    This temporary closure is required for necessary underground work at the intersection. Drivers and pedestrians are asked to watch for signs and detours in the immediate area.

    The streetscape revitalization project is part of the overall City Centre Area Redevelopment Plan, which is focused on revitalizing the area and making the City Centre a place where people of all ages come to shop, dine, work, live, socialize, interact and participate in a variety of community, arts and cultural experiences.

Page last updated: 27 Jul 2022, 10:46 AM