The streets of Strathcona Centre Neighbourhood were laid out well over a hundred years ago. So wouldn’t it make sense, if the city is going to invest about $25 million in renewing the streets and sidewalks of the area, that the design of said streets and sidewalks be reconsidered?
The Strathcona Centre Community League (SCCL) is preparing to engage the city for its upcoming renewal process (happening 2019 – 2021). We think that the massive investment that is the city is going to make should be leveraged by first rethinking how our neighbourhood could be make better for walking and biking before the shovels hit the ground.
Urban Design Student Partnership
The SCCL Renewal Committee is working with a team of students from the University of Alberta’s Urban Planning Committee. These four students are creating three different concept plans for the neighbourhood, each of which will present a different vision for what it will look like after reconstruction.
The students will be creating their concept plans from January – April of 2017, and presenting their ideas to the public in early March.
Note: The partnership with the U of A students is separate from the City-led renewal process. SCCL will use the information gathered through this initiative to engage with the City.
Here is the Terms of Reference document that describes the project between the community league and the student team.