Edmonton has enough vacant lots to house almost 8,000
There’s enough vacant land in Edmonton to house at least 7,700 people according to the latest report on the city’s older neighbourhoods. The city’s planners used figures from last spring which show there is space in 92 established neighbourhoods for 1,469 new homes but with changes to zoning there could be much more. James Sutton, president of the Canadian Home Builders Association in the city told the Edmonton Journal that he doubts that there would be space for as many homes as the report suggests but he welcomed the city’s report. He said that builders support the aim of increasing density in Edmonton.