Neighbours Invited to Help Plan Re-Development

Cool Aid wants to understand the community’s concerns and aspirations in regards to the redevelopment of 3020 Douglas Street (the former Tally Ho site), so that the final design can best reflect neighbourhood and Cool Aid interests. We welcome all local residents to attend our second working session on Shaping the vision for 3020 Douglas together:

  • Saturday, February 17th from 2 to 4:30 pm at the Burnside Gorge Community Centre, 471 Cecelia Road

Agenda

2:00 WELCOME & GALLERY WALK | Refreshments, information and meet & greet

2:20 INTRODUCTION | Facilitator (Mallorie Nicholson)

2:35 COOL AID PROJECT INFORMATION | Kathy Stinson and Deanna Bhandar provide welcome from Cool Aid & information on the project

2:50 DESIGN TEAM PROJECT INFORMATION | Roya Darvish, Paul Hammond, & Chris Rowe provide design perspective on Project

3:05 COMMUNITY INTERESTS SUMMARY | Opportunity for Community Members to ask questions, hear what interests have been tracked so far & add additional points to the community interests lists (refer to Community Interests Map)

3:20 SETTING UP SMALL GROUP DESIGN WORK

3:30 SMALL GROUP WORK TO DEVISE DESIGN OPTIONS | Community Members & Cool Aid Reps work to come up with design options to meet shared interests

4:00 PRESENTING BACK IN PLENARY | Representatives from each small group presenting one of their design visions to the large group

4:25 SUMMARY & CLOSING | Facilitator summarizes & notes areas of shared vision

4:30 FORMAL AGENDA ENDS


Through these consultations, Cool Aid is providing a unique opportunity for community members to have meaningful influence into the design and commercial amenities for this new development.

Cool Aid’s interest in this level of community engagement is part of our commitment as an active and contributing member of the Burnside Gorge community. We have a vested interest in supporting community economic development in Burnside Gorge for the benefit of our residents and staff living and working in the area.

The entire 3020 Douglas site will be developed in two phases with the rear portion fronting on Burnside to be developed as Phase One.  Phase One will be comprised of 52 supportive housing units and the additional residential density could mean another 80-90 units of affordable rental housing.  An additional 56,000 square ft of commercial space is allowable as part of Phase One.  The design process and further due diligence undertaken between now and April will confirm the density that we will ultimately achieve on the site.

3020 Douglas is part of an area under transition. This project will introduce higher density residential which will animate the area and benefit the community in terms of increased local economic activity.

Help Cool Aid plan what comes next.

For more information or to discuss, please contact Deanna at 250-383-1977 or dbhandar@CoolAid.org.