City seeks input on three Victoria neighbourhood plans
Green space, businesses top concerns for Fernwood, Hillside-Quadra and North Park
Residents can help create final drafts of plans for Fernwood, Hillside-Quadra and North Park communities.
Feedback from the first two phases of public engagement are incorporated and now residents can share what ideas they like, they’d change or what they think is missing.
A common engagement theme was the desire for a 15-minute community – something that includes a range of housing choices, on and off transit corridors with walkable, lively urban villages and public spaces to bring people together, support local businesses and foster a sense of community identity.
Highlights of the Fernwood draft plan include expansion of the village with more and refreshed public spaces, opportunities for smaller shops and more housing choices. Ideas include transforming Bay Street into a better place for people, with more trees, housing choices, shops and wider sidewalks, crossings and bus transit.
The Hillside-Quadra plan includes ideas for new green spaces and public plazas; housing opportunities for renters and buyers of different incomes; and opportunities for Quadra Village and smaller commercial corners to evolve over time while maintaining small spaces.
The North Park plan includes ideas for a new public plaza in the village and more green space with options for the village to grow while keeping spaces for small and local-serving shops as well as opportunities for maker-spaces, artisans and creative businesses.
honestly have no idea where the City thinks all these new small shops are going to come from. or what they are going to sell. retail is undergoing the biggest change in two centuries right now. and it's not moving towards "small shops".
Edited by Victoria Watcher, 06 November 2021 - 03:57 PM.