ABOUT THE PROJECT

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.

ENGAGEMENT RESULTS

ENGAGEMENT RESULTS

Thank you to everyone who participated and shared ideas with us, the public engagement is now closed. This the report of What We Heard in Glendale.

The neighbourhood vision for Glendale was determined by residents to be: Glendale values safe streets and a sense of security, well-maintained landscaping, community-specific installations, being family-friendly, and having a range of amenities, programs and spaces in the neighbourhood.



INTIATIVES 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.

Low maintenance botanical gardens in traffic circles - Currently in the design and development stage. Scheduled to be installed Spring/Summer 2018.

Replacement of existing street lamps to LED lights - City Council approved a city-wide retrofit of 80,000 streetlights which was completed in Summer 2017. Click for more info:

Additional bike paths -We heard that residents would like to see bike paths in the community extended. Pathway and Bikeway MapThis mapping system shows real time updates on capital and operational work on our pathways. The requested section of pathway within your community will be added to The City’s "Missing Link Wish-list". This list determines the value of a potential pathways through the area for formalization, based on connectivity, potential frequency of use, value to the community and other factors. The request will be further evaluated if and when funding becomes available.

Traffic calming measure on 19 Avenue S.W. - The traffic study process begins once a community or individual location is identified as the highest priority according to the evaluation process, and is described in more detail in the . City staff will work with the volunteer community traffic committee to determine the most appropriate traffic calming measures to address the identified concerns. Learn more about the traffic calming process .


PAST ENGAGEMENT

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.

1. Glendale themed benches

Development of a "park bench theme" to work with residents to design and install themed benches along a walking route within the community.

Projected cost: $10,000


2. Fire hydrant spray park

Open fire hydrants for kids to play at a temporary splash park. This allows neighborhood children an opportunity to connect and play, while adding vibrancy to local neighbourhood life.

Project cost: To be determined


3. Beautify the bridge that spans Sarcee Trail connecting to Optimist Park

A beautification plan for the pedestrian bridge and/or Optimist park entrance. Subject to a feasability study.

Projected cost: $25,000


4. Marketing plan for Glendale

The development of a marketing plan for the Community Association will inform a community identity and/or brand as well as to support residents to be better informed and engaged. This can result in more connections between the community association and residents for better delivery of programs and services.

Projected cost: $10,000



5. Community Garden

A community garden encourage people to come together and enjoy community life.

Projected cost: $5,000-$25,000

We would need community support to make this initiative happen. If you would be interested in volunteering to help, be sure to answer the Volunteering question below and make sure you've signed up for email updates.


6. Initiate neighbourhood safety watch program

Work with the community association and affected stakeholders to launch/re-launch a Community safety watch and/or crime prevention program.

Projected cost: $2,500-$5,000

We would need community support to make this initiative happen. If you would be interested in volunteering to help, be sure to answer the volunteering question below and make sure you've signed up for email updates.


7. Public Art

An artist would work with the community to develop public art such as a mural, flags and banners or utility box painting. Public art contributes to the beautification of the neighbourhood. Residents enjoy their public spaces more and feel a greater sense of community pride and connection when they view the artwork they influenced.

Projected cost: $10,000-$15,000


8. Re-install a turtle at Turtle Hill Park

Work with the local schools and other stakeholders to engage in the design elements for a "new turtle" to ultimately be constructed and re-installed at Turtle Hill.

Projected cost: $5,000-$10,000


9. Special events at Turtle Hill

Event opportunities bring people together and provide an opportunity for neighbours to connect, be active and have fun while building upon their sense of involvement in a vibrant neighbourhood.

Projected cost: $1,000-$5,000



10. The Glendale Kindness Diaries

Residents are encouraged to complete acts of kindness and share on social media. This could include ideas such as helping neighbours with yard work, pick up garbage in the neighbourhood, etc.

Projected cost: $3,500

We would need community support to make this initiative happen. If you would be interested in volunteering to help, be sure to answer the Volunteering question below and make sure you've signed up for email updates!


11) Volunteering

If you are interested in volunteering to support the initiatives below that will help us gauge interest to know if the program should go forward. Please choose the initiatives you would be interested to support (check all that apply). Then be sure to click the link below and sign up for the email updates and watch for emails that ask for volunteer support.

Sign up for email updates here.

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

From July 10 to October 31 we asked residents in Glendale: what would make Glendale 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 Glendale 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.

Glendale values being a safe, beautiful and family-friendly neighbourhood.
29% (9 votes)
Glendale values safe streets, community action, on-going beautification efforts that contributes to community pride, and upgraded amenities, programs and spaces for all ages that help to maintain and promote being a family-friendly neighbourhood.
58% (18 votes)
Glendale values safe streets and a sense of security, well-maintained landscaping, community-specific installations, being family-friendly, and having a range of amenities, programs and spaces in the neighbourhood.
13% (4 votes)
Total Votes: 31


In the first round of engagement, we asked the following question.

What would make Glendale 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


Select a vision word from the drop down list below:

Select a vision word from the drop down list below:

Select a vision word from the drop down list below:

How did you hear about this engagement opportunity?

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


NEXT STEPS

The initiatives will be put into place later in 2018. Come back to this page to find out which are going forward. Announcement to be made in Spring 2018.

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