PHASE ONE: ENVISION

In Phase 1 [ENVISION] we were looking to get a better understanding of the local area and your communities. Gaining a better understanding of everything that makes your community tick will help the project team proactively explore ideas with your aspirations, concerns and viewpoints in mind.

Engagement was active from September 16 through to November 3.

Throughout phase one we:

  • Received over 170 applications for the Heritage Communities Working Group
  • Attended 17 events throughout the community and connected with over 800 people.
  • Had over 6,000 visitors to the website, who provided over 600 unique ideas.

The project team is busy reading through all of the ideas collected and now participating in sessions with the working group. We will share a summary of the engagement through a What We Heard Report once the phase one sessions for the working group are complete. You can check out the conversation below or see what the working group is up to here.

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YOUR INPUT

Engagement for phase one is now closed. In phase one, there were five topic areas for you to provide feedback on.

  1. Community Values: What do you love about your community & the area?
  2. Areas for Improvement: What are the current challenges?
  3. Hopes & Fears: What scares you & what are your big ideas?
  4. Calling all kids! Draw us a picture. We want to see what the kids love most about their neighbourhood
  5. Show Us: Have a location specific idea or concerns to share with us?

Please click through the tabs below to see what your neighbours had to say.

VALUES

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THE AREA?

We want to hear what you love and value most about your community and the Heritage area.

Tell us about the hidden gems. What are the assets that exist in your community? What makes your community unique and contributes to its character? Why do you love your community?

Tell us a story and feel free to include photos of the things you love.

AREAS FOR IMPROVEMENT

NOT EVERY COMMUNITY IS PERFECT.

When it comes to growth and redevelopment, we want to know what are the current challenges?

What kind of barriers currently exist in the community? What isn’t working and needs attention? What are the pain points that currently exist? What are the burning issues related to current redevelopment in your community?

Using this tool, please share your ideas below and it will be posted on a sticky note within the page. If you agree with a previous sticky note give it a thumbs up, if you disagree, give it a thumbs down.

3 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Several intersections along Fairmount Dr would benefit from dedicated turn lights/lanes to avoid near misses as cars use wide lane to pass.”

3 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“How do we connect Fairview to pathway system? Highway, tracks, and ginormous hill impede 3 sides, and no pathways w/in to connect via roads.”

3 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“More public art in Fairview! Fencing of parks & schools, sound barrier walls, walls & fencing of industrial properties, Glenmore overpass.”

3 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Fairview has great opportunity for light industrial/commercial areas to be re-envisioned.”

3 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Closing of the Glenmore pedestrian underpass bridge adjacent to the train tracks has made accessing shops on Macleold Tr. more difficult.”

3 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Congestion on Flint near the Winners plaza is ridiculous in the afternoons and on weekends.”

3 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“How do we encourage land/business owners to invest in revitalization of local residential plazas? There are several eye sores in Fairview.”

3 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“The crosswalk at Fairmount dr. and Franklin always needs repainting and the signs are obstructed by other roadsigns. Drivers don't stop.”

3 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Speeding is a problem on Fairmount dr. between Flint and Glenmore. There are no speed limit signs posted either NB or SB to remind people.”

3 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Biking from Fairview is difficult and just plain dangerous. The sidewalk north of Flint could be a multi-use path vs. adding a bike lane.”

3 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Make access to the businesses along Macleod trail more pedestrian/bicycle friendly. Ex: I wouldn't dare bike with my kids to the Starbucks”

3 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Try listening to what the citizens of this community want and don't want. You allow us to "give input" and then you ignore it.”

HOPES & FEARS

WHAT ARE YOUR HOPES & FEARS ABOUT GROWTH & REDEVELOPMENT?

Growth and redevelopment means change and we get it, change can be scary. Redevelopment can bring forward problems and concerns when not done in a thoughtful way, but change and growth can also bring opportunity, revitalization, and some exciting things that contribute to vibrant and welcoming communities.

We invite you to participate in conversations with your neighbours about your hopes and fears connected to growth and redevelopment in the area. This tool allows you to post your comments for your neighbours to see and you are also able to reply to comments posted by your neighbours. Please keep it respectful.

We want to hear from you about:

  • HOPES: We want you to think about big ideas! What great outcomes would you like to see from growth and redevelopment? What are your aspirations for your community through change? What should things look like in 20 - 30 years? Who currently isn’t being served well enough by your community, and what opportunities exist to fill those gaps? What would make your community better, safer, more accessible and enjoyable? Where do you see the biggest opportunity for growth in the community?
  • FEARS: We want you to think about future threats. What problems or concerns do you have with future redevelopment? What scares you most about change to your community as a result of redevelopment?
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CALLING ALL KIDS!

DRAW US A PICTURE!

This activity is for the children and youth in the Heritage Communities! We want to see what the kids in the Heritage Communities love most about their neighbourhood, or what their hopes for the future are.

Draw us a picture and show us:

  • What you think makes your neighbourhood a great place to live!
  • What are your favorite spots and destinations.
  • What big ideas do you have and what do you think the area should have in the future?

SHOW US!

Have a location specific opportunity or challenge to share with us?

Show us on the map below.

Using the marker please place a pin showing us locations where you think potential opportunities for redevelopment exist (blue pin) or where redevelopment challenges currently exist (red pin).

You can use the zoom function to get in closer.


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HOW ARE WE DOING?

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

The survey form is now closed. Thanks for your contributions.


NEXT STEPS

Over the next couple of months, the working group and project team will participate in sessions to improve understanding of community priorities and concerns and draft concepts for the local area plan. Your input provided in this phase will inform these sessions.

The feedback received through phase one will be summarized in a What We Heard Report and this will be shared with the community before we return for phase two of engagement – EVALUATE in Spring/ Summer 2020.