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Urban Planning 101

Sat Jan 13, 2007 Miss Vicky 

The West Wellington Community Association has invited city planner Alain Miguelez to give a presentation to community members about the planning process. Have you ever wondered how the city plans to manage growth? What the heck is the difference between "infill" and "intensification"? How the Official Plan relates to your neighbourhood... and how it is reflected in reality? What information is used to make planning decisions?

Alain Miguelez will help demystify the planning process, and will give you important tools to participate effectively in the neighbourhood planning initiative currently underway in Hintonburg and the West Wellington mainstreet.

Urban Planning 101
Wednesday, January 17, 8pm
Fisher Park School

Please note seating will be limited. For more information contact wwca@westwellington.ca

Also on January 17 is an open house about the redevelopment of Ecole Sacre-Coeur on Melrose. Sponsored by our councillor, the open house will take place at the Hintonburg Community Centre from 6:00 to 7:30. The developers plan to convert the school to condominiums, including a small addition to the roof, and add 8 stacked townhouses at the rear of the site, close to the play structure in Hintonburg Park.

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Richgold Jan 22, 2007 10:21 AM said:

Did anything come of this event?

BTW - thanks to the Kitchissipi Times article I've found you and will bookmark your site to watch regularly!

Miss Vicky Jan 23, 2007 09:35 AM said:

Well, it was a good event - well attended, to be sure. Folks up on that end of the strip have some serious concerns about parking and traffic, especially as the mainstreet becomes a more popular destination and unused or underused lots are converted to more dense residential buildings. The message, really, was to get involved in the Community Design Plan process. The underlying message was that the political will and pressure counts for everything, that there are different approaches in the planning department, and not enough freedom to try creative solutions. At least, that's what I took home.

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