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Project Update - November 2018

Thank you to everyone who attended the Royal Gardens Preliminary Design Event on November 8 to share feedback on the preliminary design for new and renewed infrastructure in the neighbourhood. The designs included:

  • Upgraded residential streets, including measures to slow traffic
  • Improvements to existing bike routes
  • Park and green space enhancements
  • Improvements to pathways and walking connections

The preliminary designs are based on the feedback received throughout the public engagement process, which started in January 2018 and also considered technical requirements and City policies and programs. Information was provided about the next steps and staging for construction, beginning in 2019, as well as the Royal Gardens Park Community Garden project, a community group-led initiative. We also gathered feedback on enhancements to the public space around the Petrolia Mall commercial area.

Watch for information about the pre-construction event coming in the new year.

About the Program

Royal Gardens has been chosen for reconstruction beginning in spring 2019 with completion expected for 2020.

Neighbourhood reconstruction is a type of neighbourhood renewal that involves road reconstruction and repaving, as well as replacement of streetlights and reconstruction of sidewalks, curb and gutter. Alley renewal is not part of neighbourhood reconstruction. It also includes the opportunity for two local improvements, sidewalk renewal and decorative streetlights.

A series of public events will be scheduled which will give residents the opportunity to provide their input and feedback as the planning and design progress.

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Project History

Draft Concepts Public Event - June 2018

The City hosted a public event on June 27 where participants were asked to provide their feedback on the initial draft concepts for new infrastructure in Royal Gardens. The concepts included open spaces, parks, traffic, connections, off-leash dog areas and bike routes in Royal Gardens, as well as improvements to the public area next to Petrolia Mall. The City also asked for comments on which improvements should be prioritized in support of the vision, core values, and community needs for Royal Gardens, as identified at previous engagement events.

Vision Confirmation and Community Options Public Event - May 15, 2018

As a follow-up to the Community Walk and Ideas Workshop held in February, the City held a Vision Confirmation and Community Options event in May. The goal was to solicit advice on the community vision and core values as well as gather input to refine the design options and shape what will be included in the final neighbourhood renewal designs.


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Building Great Neighbourhoods

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