Throughout the conceptual design process, six public meetings were held to encourage public involvement and participation. Building from the previously completed studies, these meetings established the foundation of the Downtown Streetscape Improvement Project and sought to build consensus among individuals, stakeholders, interest groups, and other agencies.
The meeting was held to provide the design team an opportunity to listen and gather important information from the community, city staff, and pertinent stakeholders. Initial inventory and analysis prepared by the EDSA Team was presented to the public. Community members had the opportunity to express any ideas regarding the downtown streetscapes project. The meeting presentation is available here.
This public meeting addressed downtown Streetscapes as a whole. Results from the online survey were presented and a synopsis of the “Discovery Meeting” was compiled to illustrate what we have learned. Overall program elements were introduced and 30% Conceptual Design Progress was presented at this time. Consensus building activities encouraged community members to express any merits and concerns. The meeting presentation is available here.
Each of these meetings focused on only one street. For each meeting, a general overview of the first two meetings was presented. The design team discussed detailed program elements for streetscape improvements. The community had the opportunity to respond to 60% Conceptual Design progress.
This meeting presented 100% Conceptual Designs for Broughton Street, Bay Street, and River Street. The public was informed about future improvements and had the opportunity to provide comments. The meeting presentation is available here.