Public realm improvements will be undertaken in Newton as part of the Corner Store Pilot Program. Improvements are planned for 54 Street between 121 Avenue and 122 Avenue.
Project Update - March 2017
The project team is updating the concept plan for the capital infrastructure improvements. The concept plan will be shared this spring with the community league, business and property owners, and area residents for input.
Public Realm Enhancements
About the Project
The proposed project area is within city road right of way and includes:
- Sidewalk widening to 2m (where possible) and to construct curb extensions as part of Newton Neighbourhood Renewal
- Black decorative streetlight poles and pedestrian poles are proposed, colour pending the neighbourhood decorative streetlight local improvement as part of Newton Neighbourhood Renewal
- Planting beds along both sides of 54 Street alongside St. Leo Catholic School and Newton Centre and within the curb extensions
- Build – 2018
- Concept – spring 2017
- Strategy – 2016-17
Capital infrastructure improvements are one of the five elements of the Corner Store Pilot Program, which aims to re-establish the neighbourhood shopping centre as a hub of community activity through improvements to City infrastructure, the buildings, and the businesses within.
Capital infrastructure improvements involve consultation with community leagues, business owners, property owners and City planners to establish area needs and wishes that will inform the final design.