PHASE 2: ENVISION

PHASE TWO: ENVISION

Throughout Winter and Spring 2019, we were focused on:

  • Discussing the future vision for growth.
  • Discussing key opportunities and big ideas.
  • Identifying topics that require further exploration.

We were engaging with the community through a variety of different in-person events and feedback online.

As part of phase two engagement we:

  • Held 20 in-person events or meetings for the public & targeted stakeholders in addition to broad online engagement
  • 800,000 people made aware of this phase through communications program
  • We connected with over 4,600 participants online or in-person.
  • A total of over 2,800 contributions were received

To review the What We Heard Report and summary of engagement from phase two, envision, please click here.

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PARTICIPATION

Below is a breakdown of participation throughout the phase two

AWARE 800,000+

The number of people who were made aware of the project and opportunity to get involved. Tools used to build awareness included: Facebook, Twitter, bold signs and informational displays, mailed postcards, and email updates.

INVOLVED 4,600+

The number of people who actively or passively got involved in some way. This includes people who visited the website, attended an event, subscribed for email updates, attended a working group session, etc.

CONTRIBUTIONS 2,800+

The number of pieces on input received. This includes feedback received online, in-person and through the working group sessions.

ENGAGED 1,500+

The number of unique individual contributors. Includes people who provided input online or in person.

How did people learn about phase two?

  • 16 large format signs placed throughout the communities and at high-traffic intersections.
  • Community Association newsletter advertisements
  • Community Association news articles
  • Councillor Ward email updates (Ward 4, 7, & 9)
  • Printed posters distributed at high-traffic community destinations and at seniors housing facilities.
  • Paid social media advertisement campaign on Facebook and Twitter
  • Digital banner advertisements displayed on websites people visit while in the plan area
  • Email newsletter campaign through North Hill & Main Streets subscriber lists
  • Mailed letters to Main Streets and Greenview Industrial Business and Commercial Landowners for targeted workshops.
  • Advertisements translated into simplified and traditional Chinese in Sing Tao and Trend Weekly newsletters.
  • News spots on Global, CTV, CBC news, Country 105 radio and Livewire online news blog

DEMOGRAPHICS (participation by community)

Capitol Hill

6%

Crescent Heights

10%

Mount Pleasant

18%

Tuxedo Park

7%

Winston Heights-Mountview

8%

Highland Park

14%

Thorncliffe-Greenview

10%

Renfrew

14%

Rosedale

4%

Other

9%

KEY THEMES

Overall, there was a high level of interest in the project, and a wide range of input was received from the community.

The high-level themes that emerged throughout all of the comments received in phase two include:

  • Citizens expressed the need for thoughtful development and smart density within the North Hill Communities. Comments identify a variety of heights and building uses appropriate for specific focus areas and want to ensure that a variety of redevelopment will support a diverse population in terms of their needs and preferences.
  • Citizens identified a number of focus areas where growth and redevelopment was more appropriate over others and expressed an eagerness for revitalization and growth along the Main Streets in the area and within the Greenview Industrial Area
  • Citizens identified Green Line as an exciting opportunity for these communities and citizens want to ensure that it is thoughtfully integrated into the community.
  • Citizens value many of the existing services and business in the area and would like to see redevelopment that helps strengthen these as well as the creation of new businesses and complementary uses that make North Hill a vibrant community for residents, and a destination for visitors.
  • Citizens felt transit has improved access to the North Hill communities and specifically the Greenview Industrial area and there is potential to grow and increase vibrancy in the area.
  • Citizens shared that solutions are needed to address both parking concerns and traffic congestion within the area. This was raised as a critical item necessary to support current and future businesses in the area, as parking and traffic is a big issue along the Main Streets and in the Greenview Industrial Area.
  • Citizens value a walkable and accessible community and want to see enhancements to pedestrian and cycling infrastructure.

YOUR INPUT

FINDING THE RIGHT BALANCE FOR GROWTH AND CHANGE AS NEIGHBOURHOODS EVOLVE

Neighbourhoods change and evolve overtime. Local residents move in or away, the population grows older or younger, people’s housing and lifestyle needs change, local businesses, restaurants and services offerings change.

We’re talking about the lifecycle of the North Hill area and working together to guide local redevelopment and revitalization to ensure the area continues to thrive and be a place that locals love.

To review the information panels shared about the North Hill project at the March 2 Tradeshow event, please click here.

To review the presentation that was given at the event, please click here.

REFERENCE MATERIAL & PHOTO SAMPLES

Review this background information prior to completing feedback tools.

When thinking of the North Hill Communities Plan area and the key identified growth areas, we wanted you to think of how future growth and development might be accommodated.

There were two ways to provide your input, we were asking you to show us where you think growth is appropriate within the focus areas and tell us how you envision growth within the focus areas in the future.

Please click through the each tab - TELL US and SHOW US to see the questions we were asking in phase two.

A What We Heard Report summarizing all of the feedback received in phase two will be made available shortly.

The reference materials above give definitions and examples of the focus areas we ask about below and will help inform your answers, please ensure you review these.

TELL US!

TRANSIT ORIENTED DEVELOPMENT AREAS (TOD)

What does future growth look like around transit hubs?

Think about the existing and future transit stations/stops in the area, this could be Light Rail Transit (LRT) with the future Green Line on Centre St. or Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) along 16 Avenue with the MAX Orange line.

Does your opinion differ for each of the TOD areas and what do you envision where?

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MAIN STREETS

What does growth look like on our Main Streets? Think about the four Main Streets: 16 Avenue, Centre Street N, Edmonton Trail NE and 4 Street NW.

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NEIGHBOURHOOD ACTIVITY CENTRES

What does growth look like in our Neighbourhood Activity Centres (NAC)?

Think about Neighbourhood Activity Centres in the plan area. For example, is there a strip mall, an office/ commercial building and/or a school and fields? Is there one located close to where you live?

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ESTABLISHED AREAS

What does growth look like in your neighbourhood outside of Main Streets, Transit-Oriented Development areas, and Neighbourhood Activity Centres?

Examples could be: Areas along busier roads or around local amenities such as parks

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GREENVIEW INDUSTRIAL AREA

This area is an important employment hub for the area and The City we want to know how do you envision this area evolving in the future.

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PARKS & TRANSPORTATION

What do we need to keep in mind for our supporting infrastructure as growth and redevelopment occurs?

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SHOW US!

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FOCUS AREAS

The Map below outlines the North Hill plan area and key focus areas. Within the plan area we want to think about how you envision growth.

There are a number of questions for your consideration and each question is assigned a category marker. To provide input you will select the "Show Us" button and then drop a marker on the appropriate location, you will be asked to choose a category to assign you marker to and then answer the question by telling us why.

Please use the appropriate marker for each question and provide comments.

You can zoom in on the map to get a specific location.

Questions:
1. Transit Oriented Development Areas (TOD). Are there TOD areas you think provide greater opportunities for growth and change? Identify which areas and tell us what types of buildings and uses you envision for these areas.

2. Main Streets Commercial Areas. Please identify where you think retail and other non-residential uses should be focused along the Main Streets. Should this be at specific intersections or activity nodes. Show us where and tell us why you think that area is appropriate.

3. Main Streets Building Heights. How many storeys are appropriate for future buildings along the Main Streets? Does this differ my street or location? Identify a location and tell us the number of floors you think would be appropriate in that location.

4. Neighbourhood Activity Centres (NAC). Help us identify Neighbourhood Activity Centres in your community (and larger plan area). Identify the NAC on a map and tell us what types of buildings and uses you envision for these areas.

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Map Legend

Note that map locations are approximate and may not be exact.


HOW ARE WE DOING?

Tell us what you think of this engagement opportunity. Select the option that best describes your experience.

NEXT STEPS

The input collected in this phase of engagement will be used to develop land use concepts that will be presented back to the community for evaluation in our next phase of engagement. Input received through this engagement will be one of many factors considered as the proposed concepts and supporting policies are created. Other considerations include: City policies, technical and feasibility studies, market conditions and previous engagement results.

The project team also recognizes that significant engagement has occurred in the plan area connected to land use including: previous main streets engagement and the Green Line TOD Charettes. This feedback has not been lost and will also be taken into consideration as well.

To review previous engagement findings from phase one, DISCUSS, please click here.