100 Street Greenway Charrette
December 13, 2018
At the December 10, 2018, Regular Council Meeting, Council awarded MODUS Planning, Design & Engineering Inc. and Urban Systems Ltd. the contract for the 100 Street Greenway Charrette. A charrette is an engagement technique designed to engage effectively the community over a short, intensive period.
As the underground infrastructure is aging and in need of replacement, the timing to seek community input on the future of 100 Street could not be better. The 100 Street Greenway Charrette will gather feedback from the community and affected businesses stakeholders on a number of key areas including urban design, zoning regulations, transportation, environment, and economic considerations. Ultimately, the charrette will address the redesign, reconfiguration, and reconstruction of this important street.
The 100 Street Greenway was identified as one of the 10 Big Moves in the Downtown Action Plan to encourage redevelopment and energize downtown. Additionally, the charrette will build and integrate key aspects of both the Downtown Action Plan and the Transportation Master Plan both adopted by Council in 2015.
“We know we must replace the underground utilities, which will be both costly and disruptive. This charrette process will provide the best way to complete the project with the least amount of disruption to businesses and the community and plan for the look and feel once the project is complete,” stated Mayor Lori Ackerman.
The charrette is scheduled for Spring 2019, please visit letstalk.fortstjohn.ca for more information in the new year.
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