Crystallina Nera is a north Edmonton community south of Anthony Henday Drive, between 82 Street and 66 Street arterial roadways. This master planned community features naturalized storm ponds, two school sites, a 4.8 hectare urban forest and a blend of housing options.
Select staff have provided urban planning, detailed design, construction coordination and management of this neighbourhood since the first stage which includes a storm pond with 95,000 cubic metres of storage volume, 3 multi–family sites and 110 mixed low–to–medium density lots.
A key concern was the detailed design of the stormwater pond. Distance between the pond inlet and outlet had to be maximized to allow for proper sedimentation of the stormwater before it entered the adjacent natural wetland, Poplar Lake. Detailed design, with an electrical sub–consultant, was required on the flow control structure to properly moderate downstream flows. Naturalized vegetation provides further filtration to maintain the natural environment.
The detailed design for narrow lot street–oriented townhouses required special consideration to ensure proper surface runoff drainage and underground utility service separation.
The majority of the west half of the neighbourhood has been fully built-out. Select manages the construction completion approvals, tracking maintenance and coordinating with contractors and City inspectors to obtain final certificates.
Select is managing a Neighbourhood Structure Plan amendment on the east portion of the neighbourhood in advance of development to finalize commercial and residential land uses and adjust density areas. The overall residential density is maintained and meets the Edmonton Metropolitan Region Board targets.