Neighbourhood and Alley Renewal construction is coming to Meyokumin spring 2024!
Preparing for Construction - January 2024
Planning and design has been underway for Meyokumin Neighbourhood and Alley Renewal since March 2022. The Project Team has worked to create a design that meets current City standards, policies and technical considerations and considers public input.
We presented the final design to the community in October 2023 and now the time has come to start Preparing for Construction!
We invite you to learn and ask questions about construction and share your feedback and perspectives to identify potential impacts you may experience during construction.
As part of the Meyokumin Neighbourhood Renewal, the community has the option to receive decorative street blades throughout the neighbourhood at no additional cost to property owners.
About the Project
Neighbourhood Renewal rehabilitates residential roads, replaces street lights, sidewalks, curbs and gutters, and adds missing sidewalk links, where possible. Other opportunities to improve how people walk, bike, roll, drive and gather in the neighbourhood, and how they enjoy City-owned parks and open spaces are also explored.
Alley Renewal will be included as part of the neighbourhood reconstruction. Alley Renewal involves alley reconstruction and repaving, improvements to surface drainage where possible, and upgrading of existing alley lighting to LED fixtures. Utility assessments and repairs, along with removals and pruning of trees and shrubs, are also completed.
A series of public events will be scheduled by the project team which will give residents the opportunity to build a project vision and guiding principles together and provide regular feedback on the different stages of the project including design.
Working Together to Make the Most out of Your Neighbourhood
The Building Great Neighbourhoods project team are genuinely interested guests, stepping into your neighbourhood like a visitor in your home. We want to learn and appreciate how you live and what you value in your community. Through public engagement we will gain an understanding about what you need and value in your neighbourhood.
We seek to involve you in decision making to shape the vision for engagement and neighbourhood improvements. Working together, we can make the most out of your neighbourhood.
How to Get Involved
We have created a road map to help you and your neighbours understand the steps of the renewal process and how you can participate. At each step we will tell you what the purpose is and how your input will inform the decisions being made. We commit to report back on how we used your input.
The Concept phase is when we need to hear from you the most! We need your help to co-create a vision and guiding principles, explore opportunities, and explore options and tradeoffs. These are the most important pieces for your Neighbourhood Renewal and will be used to create a draft design to best meet your neighbourhood needs.
During the Design phase, we want your input on the refined designs for your neighbourhood. Your feedback will be incorporated into the final design, alongside technical requirements and City policies. These designs were created from the vision and guiding principles we co-created together. You shared your input, we incorporated your feedback, now we build!
During the Build phase, we want to hear your concerns about how construction may affect your private property.
Thank you to everyone who engaged with the Project Team during the Community Feedback on Final Design stage of Meyokumin Neighbourhood and Alley Renewal. The online survey closed on October 26, but you can still review the final design:
The public engagement activities and participation are now summarized in the Engagement Summary .
A What We Heard Report summarizing your feedback will be available in the coming months.
The updated final design will include any adjustments that were made following the Community Feedback on Final Design stage. We will be reaching out to you again in spring 2024 as we enter the Preparing for Construction stage of Neighbourhood and Alley Renewal.
The What We Heard report from the previous stage Community Feedback on Draft Design is also now available.
Thank you to everyone who engaged with us during the Community Feedback on Draft Design stage of Meyokumin Neighbourhood and Alley Renewal! The survey is now closed, but you can still review draft design images and videos below.
A What We Heard Report will be released in the coming months summarizing your feedback on the draft design.
The What We Heard Report brings together your feedback on our proposed design for Meyokumin, including when and how the City used policy and program information, public engagement input and technical requirements to make project decisions.
This report highlights the comments received during the Building a Project Vision Together and Exploring Opportunities stages between January and April 2022.
This report will set the stage for the Exploring Options and Tradeoffs period of engagement, on the way to seeing the first proposed design for Meyokumin!
Thank you to everyone who engaged with us on the Building a Project Vision Together and Exploring Opportunities stage of the project. The survey closed on March 4, 2022 and we appreciate everyone who took the time to provide their feedback.
The feedback gathered will be used to improve the Meyokumin Neighbourhood.