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Lewis Farms, Edmonton

Lewis Farms or Lewis Estates is a residential area in the west portion of the City of Edmonton in Alberta, Canada. It was established in 1988 through Edmonton City Council's adoption of the Lewis Farms Area Structure Plan, which guides the overall development of the area.[3]

Lewis Farms
Area
Lewis Farms is located in Edmonton
Lewis Farms
Lewis Farms
Location of Lewis Farms in Edmonton
Coordinates: 53°31′37″N 113°41′20″W / 53.527°N 113.689°W / 53.527; -113.689
Country Canada
Province Alberta
CityEdmonton
Quadrant[1]NW
Ward[1]1
Government
 • Administrative bodyEdmonton City Council
 • CouncillorAndrew Knack
Elevation
701 m (2,300 ft)

The community is represented by the Lewis Estates Community League, established in 1993.[4]

GeographyEdit

Located in west Edmonton, the Lewis Farms area is bounded by 231 Street to the west, Whitemud Drive to the south, Anthony Henday Drive (Highway 216) to the east, and Stony Plain Road (Highway 16A) to the north.[3] The area is bisected by 215 Street (Winterburn Road) and Webber Greens Drive (87 Avenue).[3][5]

Parkland County is located beyond 231 Street to the west, while the Enoch Cree Indian Reserve (Enoch Cree Nation) and The Grange are beyond Whitemud Drive to the south.[3][6] The West Jasper Place area is across Anthony Henday Drive to the east and Winterburn Industrial is across Stony Plain Road to the north.[6]

NeighbourhoodsEdit

The Lewis Farms Area Structure Plan originally planned for eight separate neighbourhoods.[3] Today, the Lewis Farms area includes the following:[5]

Land use plansEdit

In addition to the Lewis Farms Area Structure Plan, the following plans were adopted to further guide development of certain portions of the Lewis Farms area:

  • the Breckenridge Greens Neighbourhood Structure Plan (NSP) in 1991,[7] which applies to the Breckenridge Greens neighbourhood;[5]
  • the Potter Greens NSP in 1990,[8] which applies to the Potter Greens neighbourhood;[5]
  • the Rosenthal NSP in 2009,[9] which applies to the Rosenthal neighbourhood;[5]
  • the Secord NSP in 2007,[10] which applies to the Secord neighbourhood;[5]
  • the Stewart Greens NSP in 2007,[11] which applies to the Stewart Greens neighbourhood;[5]
  • the Suder Greens NSP in 2002,[12] which applies to the Suder Greens neighbourhood;[5] and
  • the Webber Greens NSP in 2000,[13] which applies to the Webber Greens neighbourhood.[5]

Lewis Farms Transit CentreEdit

Lewis Farms Transit Centre
Platforms14 bus bays[14]
Construction
ParkingNo
Bicycle facilitiesYes
Disabled accessYes
Other information
WebsiteLewis Farms Transit Centre
History
OpenedMay 2011[15]

The Lewis Farms Transit Centre, opened in May 2011[15], is located on 87 Avenue just off of Anthony Henday Drive. This transit centre has park & ride, a passenger drop off area, public washrooms, vending machines, a payphone and a large shelter.[16]

Since April 28 2019 Lewis Farms Transit Centre and South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre have been reconfigured as part of a "Drop-Off Zone Pilot Project".[17] As a part of this pilot, all buses dropping off passengers will do so at one of two "drop-off zones", before proceeding to the route's designated "boarding bay" to pick up passengers.[17] At Lewis Farms in particular, any buses that are considerably early will wait at a designated "layover area" after dropping off passengers at the drop off zone but before picking up new passengers at the boarding bay.[17]

The following bus routes serve the transit centre:[18]

To/From Routes
Bonnie Doon 4
Capilano Transit Centre 4
Downtown 100
The Grange 119, 136
The Hamptons 117, 119, 136
Potter Greens 108
Rosenthal 333
Secord 315
South Campus/Fort Edmonton Park Transit Centre 4
University Transit Centre 4, 133
West Edmonton Mall Transit Centre 4, 100, 117, 133, 136
Whyte Ave 4
Winterburn Industrial 315

School special routes that arrive/depart from Lewis Farms Transit Centre include routes: 4S, 100S, and 115S.[19]

Surrounding areasEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "City of Edmonton Wards & Standard Neighbourhoods" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Archived from the original (PDF) on May 3, 2014. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  2. ^ "City Councillors". City of Edmonton. Retrieved February 13, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Lewis Farms Area Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. October 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-08. Retrieved 2012-05-13.
  4. ^ "About Lewis Estates Community League". Lewis Estates Community League. Retrieved October 10, 2017.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Welcome to Edmonton Maps". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 2012-05-26.
  6. ^ a b City of Edmonton: Plans in Effect (PDF) (Map). City of Edmonton. November 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-10-17. Retrieved 2012-06-26.
  7. ^ "Breckenridge Greens Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. August 2004. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  8. ^ "Potter Greens Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. February 2008. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  9. ^ "Rosenthal Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. May 2011. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  10. ^ "Secord Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. February 2008. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  11. ^ "Stewart Greens Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. August 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  12. ^ "Suder Greens Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. October 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  13. ^ "Webber Greens Neighbourhood Structure Plan (Office Consolidation)" (PDF). City of Edmonton. April 2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-05-12. Retrieved 2012-06-04.
  14. ^ "Lewis Farms Transit Centre Map" (PDF). City of Edmonton. Retrieved 28 April 2019.
  15. ^ a b Armstrong, Jeanne (9 June 2011). "New transit centre aims to get more people on the bus". Edmonton Journal. p. A.6.
  16. ^ "Lewis Farms Transit Centre". City of Edmonton. Retrieved October 1, 2017.
  17. ^ a b c "Drop-Off Zone Pilot Project". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 23 April 2019.
  18. ^ {{cite web |url=https://www.edmonton.ca/ets/route-brochures-in-pdf.aspx |title=Brochures in PDF |publisher=City of Edmonton |accessdate=1 September 2019}
  19. ^ "School Service: ETS Trip Planner". City of Edmonton. Retrieved 29 August 2019.