What Makes the Warehouse District so Special?
Edmonton Social Planning Council Report on the Purple Flag captured the spirit of chasing the Purple Flag.
I love this quote from Jennifer Diep, manager of Kelly’s Pub on 104th Street-right in the middle of the Warehouse District-, ”People will be comfortable with the street. It will be more walkable. Everyone on the street will be working together.”
Mack D. Male-a resident and very astemed local media conglomerate-summarized the area as, ”Night or day, in historic warehouses or in new towers, there’s always something interesting happening on 104th street. There’s an energy here that the diverse range of Edmontonians who visit or call the street home seek out and find on the promenade.”
Chasing the Purple Flag Steering Committee, first pulled together facts about the Warehouse District.
- Underdeveloped land decreased by 17% – Global News Edmonton
- 2013 -19,800 vehicles pass Jasper Avenue and 104 Street
- 2014 -Transit and LRT 5,300 people exit Corona Station daily
- 2015- 189 Business are open till 9pm and of those 91 are open after midnight
- Rogers Place holds 18,500 seats http://www.rogersplace.com/features/
- Projections of Rogers Arena visitors: 1.1 million 2016/ 2.2 million 2017
- 2016- 2017 Population increase by 4,400 – PDF
- 4 Post- Secondary Schools; University of Alberta, Edmonton Digital Arts College (formerly known as Guru Digital College), Centre High and MR. Barber School. Two major post-secondary school are adjacent to Warehouse District: MacEwan University and Norquest
- 19 mentions in 2015 and 2016 Avenue Magazine top restaurants and food service editions http://www.avenueedmonton.com/Restaurants-Food/Best-Restaurants/
- Average number of women in Late Night Venues- 41%
- 2015- Edmonton Hollarback Survey Results showed of the 612 respondents 549 reported street harassment (510 were women)