PHASE ONE: ENVISION

In Phase 1 [ENVISION] we will look 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.

Join the conversation below or check out the schedule of events for how and where you can get involved and save the dates! Engagement for this phase will be open until November 17, 2019.

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PROVIDE YOUR INPUT

Thanks to all who provided input. The opportunity to provide input is now closed.

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Join the conversation and share your ideas below. In phase one, there are five topic areas for you to provide feedback below.

  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?

You can click through the tabs below to join the conversation or check the schedule of events above! We will be collecting feedback until November 17, 2019.

VALUES

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT THE AREA?

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

17 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Fully replace the fence under Bow Trail pedestrian overpass with something more sturdy. The current fence has holes and is an eye sore. ”

17 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Do more with Community Associations, including relaxing zoning around them (commercial and high density).”

17 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Use McKenzie Towne format - commercial and high density core (LRT already, build up Westbrook), with density reducing as you go out.”

17 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Please have a functional walk path and sound wall along 12 avenue, the bow trail area”

17 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Too many bike paths and with low utilization rate, hence, very uncertain why they should be in place at the very first place.”

17 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Please consider to leverage the existing MC2 lots without turning the current RC-1 or RC- 2 lots into Multi family units ”

17 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Suggest considering proper zoning for each community area, I don’t like the fact developers are getting relaxations that is against ARP.”

16 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Pave More Alleys ”

16 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Trench the high voltage overhead power lines on spruce drive to bring redevelopment investment to the area and collect higher property taxes”

16 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“The City has overruled resident feedback on heights, density, setbacks, etc... in several "engagement" processes. Many of us have given up.”

16 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Why can't schools be used for daycares or small businesses focused on kids (eg. Sportball) after school hours?”

16 November, 2019

Anonymous says:

“Shaganappi golf course in the winter - make a skating area on the ponds, the club house could be open with fire pits, XC ski area etc. ”

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?

Using the tool below, share your comments and let us know if it is a hope or fear.

CALLING ALL KIDS!

DRAW US A PICTURE!

This activity is for the children and youth in the Westbrook Communities! We want to see what the kids in the Westbrook 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.