HOLLICK-KENYON REAL ESTATE
Hollick-Kenyon is located in the Pilot Sound Area Structure Plan (ASP) in northeast Edmonton. The adjacent Hollick-Kenyon neighbourhood represented an eastward extension of residential development within Pilot Sound when it was approved in the early 1990s. Hollick-Kenyon is bounded on the north by 167th Avenue, on the west by the 59A Street collector roadway, on the south by the 153rd Avenue arterial roadway, and on the east by the new alignment of the 50th Street arterial roadway.
Residential construction in the neighbourhood began in the early 1990s and is still actively under way as of the end of the 2000s. The dominant housing form is currently single-detached homes, but remaining medium-density residences will shift the housing mix to a greater proportion of multi-family units once the neighbourhood has been entirely built out. Hollick-Kenyon was planned to include a range of housing types to ensure a supply of affordable housing options, and to generate a sufficient population to ensure efficient and economic use of basic local services.
A school/park site is located in the middle of the neighbourhood, but no school has yet been built in Hollick-Kenyon. A large stormwater lake located in the southwestern quadrant of the neighbourhood provides residents with access to open space. A series of strategically placed pathways provide pedestrian connections between residential and parks areas. A pipeline corridor, which runs east–west across the northern part of the neighbourhood, provides additional linear park space for residents.
Like all neighbourhoods within the Pilot Sound area, Hollick-Kenyon is named after a famous aviator, Herbert “Bertie” Hollick-Kenyon (1897–1975), who piloted flights over the Antarctic as part of the first mapping of that territory. Hollick-Kenyon was born in England and joined the Royal Flying Corps after serving in WWI. After decades of exploration and search and rescue missions, He joined Canadian Pacific Airlines in 1942, where he worked until his retirement in 1962. In 1973, Hollick-Kenyon was named to Canada’s Aviation Hall of Fame.