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 Millican-Ogden:

Millican-Ogden values feeling safe walking around the community, having multiple options for being active, and residents who care about having a clean and beautiful 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 8 initiatives in the Provide your Input section below.


PROJECT BACKGROUND

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.

INITIATIVE IN PROGRESS

Through engagement so far we heard that Millican-Ogden residents want a better connection between City initiatives and projects in the neighbourhood. The City (including the Green Line City Shaping team and This is my neighbourhood team) is currently working with the Area Redevelopment Committee and other neighbourhood stakeholders to ensure that we are all collaborating closely together.


PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

Below you will see the 8 initiatives for Millican-Ogden. 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.


1. Public Art

One example of public art is on utility boxes, garbage bins or fences along 18 Street. This could feature painting or design that celebrates Millican-Ogden's stories.

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. An artist would be embedded in the neighbourhood to work with residents to tell the Millican-Ogden story through Public Art.

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



2. Way finding / historical connections

Pathway maps and historical markers enhance community identity, increase residents’ knowledge of their neighbourhood, contribute to walkability, and assist residents in exploring and discovering new areas of their neighbourhood.

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


2b) If this initiative were to go foward, what would be your top two preferred options for wayfinding / historical connections?


3. Basketball hoop

Add more basketball equipment in the community. This assists young people to form new friendships, participate in activities and deepen their connections to those around them. This in turn increases social resiliency and develops a sense of investment and ownership in community youth.

Dependent on feasibility study and timelines.

Projected cost: $20,000-$25,000



4. Pickleball lines

Pickleball is a game played on a court with paddles and a ball and good for people of all ages. Pickleball lines could be added onto tennis courts at George Moss Park.

This enhancement would provide a space for people to gather, connect and recreate. The new public space would contribute to residents' sense of involvement in a vibrant neighbourhood.

Dependent on feasibility study and timelines.

Project cost: $5,000



5. Activity Mash-Up program

Host events with two or more unlikely activities to build connection between people. For example: skateboarding and scrapbooking mash-up - people can try scrapbooking techniques to decorate skateboards with skateboarding trick demos. Or bocce ball and painting, cricket and gardening.

Projected cost: $1,000-$3,000


6. Micro-grant support / Resident-led projects with City departments

You or other community members have great ideas for programs and improvements in the neighbourhood but might need a little help to get started. This initiative would support collaboration with community partners to increase resident-led projects such as 'learn to garden', cooking programs, cleanup programs, pickleball lessons, basketball tournaments, after school programs (math/English), special events - like a bike parade, paint the pavement, etc.

Resident-led initiatives can build connections in local neighbourhoods and encourage a sense of ownership within the community. Encourage and promote submissions to ActivateYYC and other community grant programs that support these resident-led initiatives.


7. Street Lab

A street lab could include temporary barriers, accessibility team information sessions, identifying missing routes and sidewalk connections. Possible connections to the Green Line by identifying how people will get to station.

Projected cost: $5,000 per street lab location


8. Community Walk

Are you interested in participating in a Participatory Mapping event/exercise/program? Participatory Mapping is the process of creating a tangible display of the people, places, and experiences that contribute to a community, through community members themselves identifying the points of interest on a map.

Projected cost: $1,000

8b) If this initiative were to go forward, what would be your top preferred option for a community walk theme?

PAST ENGAGEMENT

Vision Statement

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 Millican-Ogden.

The survey has concluded.

Milican-Ogden values being Safe, Active, Clean and Beautiful for their neighbourhood.
41% (12 votes)
Millican-Ogden values feeling safe walking around the community, having multiple options for being active, and residents who care about having a clean and beautiful neighbourhood.
48% (14 votes)
Milican-Ogden values feeling safe walking around the community and near streets, having multiple options of activities for all, being clean of garbage and having well maintained parks for their neighbourhood.
10% (3 votes)
Total Votes: 29

Pick the vision statement you think is best for Millican-Ogden.

The survey has concluded.

Milican-Ogden values being Safe, Active, Clean and Beautiful for their neighbourhood.
41% (12 votes)
Millican-Ogden values feeling safe walking around the community, having multiple options for being active, and residents who care about having a clean and beautiful neighbourhood.
48% (14 votes)
Milican-Ogden values feeling safe walking around the community and near streets, having multiple options of activities for all, being clean of garbage and having well maintained parks for their neighbourhood.
10% (3 votes)
Total Votes: 29

Vision Words

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.


NEXT STEPS

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.

Then stay tuned - we will need help from the community to make some of these initiatives happen.

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