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Public Involvement Process Highlights

The City of Edmonton has initiated preparation of a master plan that will guide the use and management of Buena Vista/Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park over the next ten (10) years. Options for redevelopment of the former Yorath House and grounds, as well as its ongoing use, management and operation, will also be considered.

Activities, results and reports

(in reverse chronological order)

August 31, 2012 - Concept Review Summary Report

The Design Team collected feedback from the public regarding three draft concept plans and design elements for the park via a Public Workshop on June 23, 2012 and an Online Survey held from July 14 –August 3, 2012. The summary report contains the combined results from both events.

July 14 - August 3, 2012 - Concept Review Online Survey

Based on feedback and input received, the Design Team developed a number of elements outlined in three draft concept plans for review, providing a range of options that fit within the vision for the park.

An online survey was conducted to gain feedback from the public regarding the three draft concept plans and design elements for the park. Based on the input received a draft master plan will be developed.

June 23, 2012 - Public Workshop

Three draft concept plans were presented providing a range of development options that fit within the park’s vision. The final concept will not likely be one of these concepts presented - rather it will likely be a combination of various pieces of any or all of the concepts.

We will take what we hear about the various pieces, and put them together into the draft final Master Plan.

April 20 to May 6th - Online Vision Survey

TheMaster Plan Design Team has taken input received from stakeholders and the public during past public consultations about the park , as well as the March 21, 2012 public visioning session, and crafted a draft vision statement that will guide the master plan design process.

A short, nine question online survey was conducted to allow the public to let the Master Plan Design Team know if the draft vision statement reflects their future vision for the park. Based on input, changes to the visioning statement may be made to better reflect what Edmontonians' envision for this dynamic park area.

April 28, 2012 - Stakeholder Workshop

The Stakeholder Workshop was conducted to allow key stakeholders and opportunity to; modify and/or confirm the Vision Statement; discuss uses for the park and park improvements associated with them; discuss potential uses for Yorath House.

March 21, 2012 - Public Visioning Session

The Public Visioning Session was held to obtain input from stakeholders and the public regarding what the Buena Vista/Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park means to them, and what ideas they have regarding what the park area should look and feel like in the future to help determine the vision for the park. Displays, handouts and presentation material from the session are listed below, along with a report on the feedback.

March 19 to April 9, 2012 - Stakeholder Interviews

As part of the process, we contacted a few key stakeholders to obtain their input regarding the opportunities and challenges to be addressed in developing the Master Plan.

For More Information

Buena Vista / Sir Wilfrid Laurier Park Master Plan Team

Email BuenaVistaLaurierPlan@edmonton.ca

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