Approved Heritage Interpretive Plan
The plan was created by building off of previous research, work and discussions around heritage in the River Crossing area as well as through input collected through various public engagement opportunities that occurred in 2016 and 2017. The plan was presented to Urban Planning Committee on July 5, 2017, and was approved by City Council on July 11, 2017.
Heritage Interpretive Plan Draft
The draft plan was made available for public review in March and April. An open house provided an opportunity for attendees to learn about the content and approach of the Heritage Interpretive Plan and to provide feedback on the draft. This feedback was used to help refine the Heritage Interpretive Plan.
Thematic Framework Validation Workshops and Open House
The thematic framework is the foundation of the Heritage Interpretive Plan and provides a structure to organize the many stories that help us understand a place. Following months of engagement and research, a draft thematic framework for the River Crossing Heritage Interpretive Plan was prepared. The Validation Workshops and Open House provided an opportunity for participants to learn about the draft thematic framework and test its appropriateness and usefulness. The Open House also provided an introduction to the Heritage Interpretive Plan, including its purpose and engagement processes, for those attendees who were new to the project.
Survey Results Brief
August - October 2016
The River Crossing Project team conducted a survey that ran from August to October as a way to understand the public's interests and perspectives of the River Crossing area (West Rossdale).
Feedback from the survey provided information on what citizens want to learn, see or do in the project area, and provided insights into the personal connections people have to River Crossing.
The Visioning Workshop provided an introduction to the Heritage Interpretive Plan. After a brief presentation, attendees were invited to participate in small group discussions about stories and topics tied to the heritage of the River Crossing area. Attendees were also invited to try to organize the stories into themes that would highlight why the River Crossing area is important. The perspectives shared at the event helped to develop the River Crossing Heritage Interpretive Plan.
Thank you to everyone who participated!
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