ABOUT THE PROJECT
The results are in! You spoke, we listened. As a result of engagement with your community, you helped us build a vision for Chaparral:
Chaparral values being a safe, active, naturally beautiful, well connected and family-friendly neighbourhood.
Initiatives have been developed from ideas that we heard from community participants and the City staff they worked with. These ideas were developed to fit with the neighbourhood vision created by you and your neighbours. Some of those ideas are already getting started and are shown on the Initiatives in Progress list below.
Now, we want your help to prioritize the remaining 11 initiatives in the Provide your Input section below.
The City created This is my neighbourhood to fully engage with community residents to create clear, compelling community visions that will help guide the delivery of City programs, services and small-scale infrastructure improvements within participating neighbourhoods. This is my neighbourhood gives residents a voice and encourages them to take an active role in shaping the future of their neighbourhood.
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.
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.
Playground updates - The Community Association is currently working with The City to replace a playground in the community.
More benches along valley to ridge pathways system - when investigated further; it was identified there are currently six benches along this pathway.
We also heard the following were identified as a priority for your neighbourhood, however these are out of scope for This is my 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. More information found here. http://www.calgary.ca/Transportation/Roads/Pages/R...
Bike lanes - out of scope for this project. More information on bike ways http://www.calgary.ca/CSPS/Parks/Pages/Pathways/Pa...
Splash park, permanent skate park/pump track – out of scope for the project. This City developed a Skateboard Amenities Strategy in 2011 that saw three new skate parks open at Chinook Park, Southwood and Huntington Hills in 2016. Five additional sites are expected to be ready by 2018.
Lighting along pathways - Out of scope for this project as a lighting assessment is required to determine lighting needs. All City neighbourhoods can be offered a Calgary Parks lighting evaluation. Evaluations are based on safety, use of park, commuter traffic, and community support.
Bus shelter by the ravine -The City currently installs and maintains 25 new shelters each year citywide. Requests for shelters are added to transit’s shelter request list to determine which locations a shelter will be installed. We consider factors such as adjacent land uses, number of passengers using the stop, proximity to other shelters, exposure to the elements and the availability of land for a concrete pad. Each year these requests are evaluated based on the shelter priority list and the top 25 requested locations will be installed. The remaining locations are carried over for consideration in next year’s evaluation process.
PROVIDE YOUR INPUT
Below you will see the 11 initiatives for Chaparral. Each initiative has one question (a) to help us understand what you feel the impact of each initiative would be on the community. Then there are questions (b, c) about the same initiative asking about the details that City staff need to know if that initiative goes forward.
From July 28 to August 8 we asked for your preference on the vision statements. See below for results.
Pick the vision statement you think is best for Chaparral.
The survey has concluded.
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.
Residents can give their input until early December and then we'll put the results into a report and share it here by early January. The initiatives will begin implementation in 2018.
Stay tuned - we will need help from the community to make some of these initiatives happen.
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