ABOUT THE PROJECT
As part of the implementation phase of the Main Streets initiative, The City is developing a streetscape Master Plan for 9 Avenue S.E. Our goal is to identify a streetscape plan for Inglewood's main street that reflects its heritage and builds on the values of the community.
Exploring the possibilities
Some of the areas that we will be exploring are the visual elements of the street including sidewalks, street furniture, trees and open spaces, and adjoining buildings that collectively form the street's character.
Visit the 9 Avenue Main Streets project page for additional information on the Main Streets initiative.
In the second phase of online engagement for this project, we wanted to understand and confirm key community priorities to be integrated into the streetscape master plan. We asked the questions below as part of the process to gain that understanding. A What We Heard Report for the second phase of engagement is in development and will be posted to this page later in August. Please review the first round What We Heard Report to see what we asked and heard in the first round of online engagement.
Note: the feedback forms below are now closed.
A Unique Street Ecosystem
9th Avenue should reflect the unique and eclectic character of Inglewood-Ramsay. The street should be pedestrian focused and provide opportunities to foster and grow the community’s creative culture. The street should offer a slow paced environment where people can pause, and engage in meaningful interaction. 9th Avenue should act as the living room for local businesses and provide a diverse range of community gathering opportunities. The street should allow efficient transit movement while also promoting Inglewood-Ramsay as a vibrant and unique destination.
Crosswalks & Intersections
More than Crossing a Road
Intersections and crosswalks should slow vehicle movement, prioritizing pedestrians along the street. By providing pedestrian focused intersections with reduced crossing distances, pedestrian connectivity along the street can be improved. Intersections should also let you know you have arrived on 9th Avenue with intuitive wayfinding, incorporating unique and identifiable character elements of Inglewood-Ramsay.
Intersections should be configured to provide areas for community and public gathering, and should incorporate elements that positively contribute to the environment. Major intersections can be community hubs and can provide public art opportunities throughout the street.
Connecting a Community and Extending the Street
Side streets should provide a place that extends the community character to 9th Avenue. Streets should be pedestrian focused and promote a slow-paced street environment. Side streets should provide visible and physical connections to the community and surrounding destinations. Parking opportunities should be provided along the street, along with the potential for patio areas.
Laneways & Park Interfaces
Capitalizing on Community Assets
Parks along 9th Avenue provide an opportunity to capitalize on a community asset. Parks should be connected components of the street and provide the community with unique gathering areas. Landscape elements from parks should contribute and extend to the street, providing opportunities and areas for social interaction.
Laneways are an under-utilized aspect of the community. Laneways should be developed to contribute to the development of 9th Avenue and connect the community. They can provide an amenity and serve as additional community gathering areas, while also being an integrated aspect of the surrounding environment.
9th Avenue Art Opportunities
Inglewood-Ramsay is an eclectic, weird and wonderful neighbourhood filled with food, fashion, music, art and design. 9th Avenue can be further enhanced to become a kind of “cultural corridor” that builds upon the energy and momentum of creative production that is active in the community. Space can be created for artists of all kinds of media to exhibit work and experiment with process, spur dialogue and debate, and connect people to the neighbourhood and to Calgary itself.
Based on our first round of engagement, the following locations were identified as having potential for public art installations. Please tag any potential locations or ideas we have missed on the social map below.
The locations shown in the image above were identified as potential public art installation locations in the first round of engagement.