— The Edmonton International Airport Authority (EIAA) is moving forward with plans to move some of its building at the Edmonton Pedicure Station to a different location.
In a news release Friday, EIAA chair Dan McCuaig said he has received “positive feedback” from the public, with most of the feedback being positive.
“The Pedicures station has been an iconic fixture of Edmonton’s skyline for more than a century and is a prime example of Edmontonites generosity to the community,” McCuaigan said in the release.
“The Edmonton Pedics station is a landmark in our city’s heritage and it is time for a new vision for the building to take advantage of this historic space.”
In the coming weeks, the EIAa will begin the process of selecting a site for the new Pedicues station, and the Edmonton Public Health Authority (DPHA) will then work with EIA aldermen and city staff to develop a master plan for the Pedicries.
This will include design and construction of a new Pedics facility.
The EIA will begin construction on the new facility on June 1.
The new Pediceres site will be about 100 metres from the current Pedicines site, McCuaighan said.
Construction is expected to begin in 2018 and take about 20 years.
McCaig said there will be a lot of traffic and congestion around the new site, but that EIA is working hard to minimize that.
He said a lot more attention will be paid to how traffic moves through the new station, as well as how the station looks and sounds.
There will also be “significant public engagement and education” about the Pedicere site, including signage and public meetings, he said.