MEYONOHK REAL ESTATE
Meyonohk is one of the 27 neighbourhoods that make up Mill Woods and is a part of the three neighbourhood community of Lakewood. The Mill Woods land bank was assembled in 1970 by the Government of Alberta because of concern over the rising cost of serviced residential land in the Edmonton area. Mill Woods was named for Mill Creek, which crossed it, and the groves of Parkland forest trees that stood there.
By 1971, a development plan had been prepared by the City of Edmonton. The City began to purchase the land, subdivide it, and sell residential and commercial building lots. Residential development in Meyonohk began in 1975 and was mostly completed by the early 1980s.
Housing consists of approximately 49 percent single-family homes and 51 percent higher-density housing, including row houses, semi-detached homes, and low-rise apartments. The neighbourhood is bounded by arterial and collector roadways. Another collector road and bus route bisects it. Interior streets follow curvilinear and keyhole patterns. The design objective is to provide for efficient flow of traffic to and from the neighbourhood while minimizing the disruptive and hazardous effects of traffic. A number of strategically placed pathways promote pedestrian and bicycle travel within the neighbourhood.
Meyonohk is centred on a multi-purpose school and recreational site. High-density housing and commercial sites are located near the recreational area and along collector roadways. Residents of Meyonohk are served by businesses in the Lakewood and West Lakewood Shopping Centre, as well as the health services, commercial, recreational, and educational facilities of the Mill Woods Town Centre, located to the east of Meyonohk.
Meyonohk, a word meaning “an ideal spot” in the Cree language, is reflective of the neighbourhood’s good access to the recreational facilities of nearby Mill Woods Park and to major areas of employment in the industrial areas to the west and north.