4th Community Open House on October 26th
On Wednesday, October 26th 2011 a 4th Open House was held with an engaged group of 70 arts, heritage and community members in attendance. The presentation comes four months since the June Open House and conveys the evolution and refinement of the site plan since that time while anticipating an assurance of community support for the transformation of the King Edward School site before finalization of the purchase agreement.
The presentation to the community includes: an overview of the project’s objectives, the site plan last proposed in June; a revised site plan that meets the projected parking requirements through surface provisions and comparison with previous plan; and a preferred site plan proposal that delivers more artist housing and complete the streetscape by engaging alternative opportunities for parking and transportation. This may include partnerships, relaxations, permitting, curating of tenants and promotion of alternative transportation choices that require further study.
As presented, the site renderings suggests the intent of the development – conveying images that distinguish the different residential types in terms of proposed massing, heights and footprint. Appropriate density for the site will require further study in the way of traffic assessments and design development for the proposed buildings. Subsequent public consultation will occur when the project is determined feasible.