Meadowlark Park values being a safe, beautiful, clean and family-friendly neighbourhood.
Residents outlined what was important to them, focusing on the themes of people, places, programs and possibilities. The City then worked with residents to identify projects that would support the vision and be possible in their neighbourhood and then residents prioritized the projects.
Residents of Meadowlark Park will experience community revitalization through infrastructure repairs, additional garbage cans, flowers, and community clean-ups.
The following is a summary of programs, services and/or small-scale infrastructure improvements the City of Calgary will implement in partnership with residents of Meadowlark Park.
|Improvement Project||Project Details||Target Completion Date|
|Repair/ Replace retaining walls and metal railings||Clean up and repair the retaining walls and railings to increase beautification and neighbourhood pride. Subject to a feasibility study.||Fall 2018|
|Central Park revitalization||Revitalize a space that provides residents with an active, beautiful, and family-friendly community. Enhancements may be completed in partnership with the community association and may include a central pathway, new benches and picnic tables.||Fall 2018|
|Clean up of engineered pathway/ "catwalk" spaces||Clean up and repair the asphalt on engineered pathways/catwalks. Potential for art on the fences and asphalt to increase beautification and neighbourhood pride.||Fall 2018|
|Additional plantings on 5th Street SW||Remove some of the old shrubs from this space and add in clusters of new plantings to increase beautification and neighbourhood pride.||Summer 2018|
|Additional garbage bins||Additional garbage bins will help keep the community clean and increase neighbourhood pride.||Fall 2018|
|Community programming||Programming opportunities bring people together and provides an opportunity for neighbours to connect and recreate while building upon their sense of involvement in a vibrant neighbourhood.||Fall 2018|
INITIATIVES IN PROGRESS
Below is a list of projects that residents mentioned to us, some are currently underway and fit within your neighbourhood vision some are not possible for The City to do as part of this program and we want to tell you why.
Community tree maintenance - Regular tree maintenance is carried out by urban forestry to upkeep the health and safety of the trees. If there is a specific tree in need of evaluation, please call 311.
Close the connection between 5 Street S.W. alleyway and pathway - Many vehicles end up on the regional pathway by mistake because the alleyappears to leads directly to 5 Street. A physical barrier will be installed to prevent this safety issue, but will still allow for access to garages off the alley.
Reflective sleeves at crosswalks - Crosswalk pedestrian poles will be wrapped with florescent material that will advise motorists that they are approaching pedestrian walkways.
Safety initiative - A safety education workshop and/or campaign provided by the Calgary Police Services builds community awareness around home and public safety, as well as addressing crime reporting challenges. This helps to increase social resiliency and a sense of investment in the neighbourhood.
Sidewalk repairs - From mid-March to mid-October, The City repairs streets, curbs, gutters, lanes and sidewalks. Repairs are reviewed annually and prioritized city-wide according to safety issues and damage severity.
Off leash areas - Calgary has 150 public off-leash areas. The City of Calgary is constantly working to increase and improve off-leash areas in parks for citizens and their dogs to play. The Off-Leash Area Management Plan was developed to provide consistent, city-wide guidelines for off-leash areas. Before additional areas and site changes can be implemented, public consultation needs to occur. Please click check out the link for more information and connect to your Community Association if you would like to work with The City for changes and/or additions.
Additional transit stop on eastbound 58 Avenue on the east side of 5 Street SW - This project would involve more planning discussions than the timeline of This is my neighbourhood would allow. This has been noted and will be discussed in future development on the Cadillac Fairview Chinook site.
Major infrastructure - These are a high cost projects and exceed the timelines of This is my neighbourhood:
Lighting along the Glenmore Trail pathway from MacLeod Trail to 14 Street SW.
Replacing yield signs with stop signs at intersections.
Installing arubberized surface at the playground/tot lot.
Additional sidewalk the south side of Chinook Mall - City Planning will discuss this in future development of the Cadillac Fairview Chinook site.
Pave back alleys - Residents may choose to initiate this project with their neighbours through the local improvement program. Find more information.
Thank you to everyone who participated and shared ideas with us, the public engagement is now closed. The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018. A full summary report of everything we heard during the engagement can be found here. For What We Heard reports for each of the engagement phases see below.
The report of what we heard when Meadow Lark Park residents prioritized initiatives created at the idea workshops to make their vision a reality is available here.
The report of what we heard during the Meadowlark Park idea workshops is available here.
The vision statement for Meadowlark Park is: Meadowlark Park values being a safe, beautiful, clean and family-friendly neighbourhood.
Thanks to everyone who provided input into the neighbourhood vision words. All the ideas you provided can be found in the what we heard report.
After working with residents and City staff to come up with ideas for possible initiatives, we asked for your input on which of the following initiatives would have the most impact on achieving the neighbourhood vision. This engagement was open for input in March 2018.
From July 10 to October 31 we asked residents in Medowlark Park: what would make Medowlark Park a better place to live, work and play. They were then asked to choose their top three vision words from a list of word, or add their own, and explain why they chose that word.
The full report of what we heard during this engagement can be found here.
Based on all the feedback, three vision statements were created for Meadowlark Park and we asked you to tell us which vision statement you like best. See below for results.
This vision will be used in the next step of the engagement when we work with you to come up with initiatives.
Which vision statement do you like best?
This poll has concluded.
In the first round of engagement, we asked the following question.
What would make Meadowlark Park a better place to live, work and play?
Choose your top three vision words from the list below, or add your own, and tell us why.
• Accessible • Active • Beautiful • Clean • Connected • Diverse
• Family-friendly • Healthy • Inclusive • Safe • Walkable
The City created This is my neighbourhood to work with residents to create a community visions that helps guide the delivery of City programs, services and small-scale infrastructure improvements.
This is my neighbourhood began in 2015 with a group of 14 inaugural communities. As part of the This is my neighbourhood program, The City partnered with the first group of neighbourhoods to deliver more than 100 programs, services and small-scale improvement projects that residents requested. Overall, This is my neighbourhood will take place in 28 neighbourhoods over four years from 2015 to 2018.
The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018.