North of Shellard Neighbourhood and Recreation Plan
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Update October 2011
On Oct. 24, Council approved the North of the Shellard Neighbourhood and Recreation Plan. The following resolutions were passed:
A. THAT the North of Shellard Neighborhood and Recreation Plan, prepared by The Planning Partnership in association with Plan B Natural Heritage, Poulos and Chung, Sernas and Associates, Their and Curran Architects, and Archaeological Services Inc., to guide decisions regarding land use and the development of the North of Shellard community, BE APPROVED; and
B. THAT staff BE DIRECTED develop an implementation action plan to address: project timelines and priority actions, policy amendments, funding, servicing, and options for selling the City owned lands designated for residential development, and that these matters be brought back to Council for consideration and further direction; and
C. THAT staff BE DIRECTED to continue to consult with the Grand Erie District School Board and the Brantford Public Library Board to assist in coordinating the development of the joint secondary school and recreation/community centre facility."
For more information, please see the Documents & Reports section.
Update September 2011
The City is hosing a final Public Information Centre share information and present the North of Shellard Neighbourhood and Recreation Plan. The meeting will be held on Sept. 13, 2011 at T.B. Costain Community Centre (16 Morrell Street) from 6pm to 9pm. It is a drop-in format. Ward Councillors, project consultants, and city staff will be available to answer questions and provide information on the next steps.
For more information, please download a copy of the "North of Shellard Neighbourhood and Recreation Plan - FINAL Project Summary" from the Documents & Reports section.Update April 2011
The contact information for this project has been updated. If you would like more information or have any questions on this project, please contact Nicole Wilmot, Policy Planner, (519) 759-4150 ext. 2380 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
Update January 20, 2011
The North of Shellard Neighbourhood Task Force has new Council members:
Councillor Richard Carpenter (Chair)
Councillor Larry Kings
Councillor Jan Vanderstelt
Mayor Chris Friel (ex-officio)
Update December 1, 2010
The North of Shellard Neighbourhood and Recreation Plan project is on schedule. The next public session has been tentatively scheduled for late February 2011.
Update - October 5, 2010
The City has retained the services of The Planning Partnership to prepare a neighbourhood plan and a recreation plan with a concept for a recreation/sports centre on the north side of Shellard Lane in the Southwest area of the City.
A public design workshop is scheduled this week (October 6th & 7th) to discuss the design of the community and recreational needs of the City. The public workshop is open to all residents, property owners, user groups, and stakeholders with the intent to provide a hands-on forum in which the public will aid the consultants in the design of the community plan and recreation centre.
The project has a phased approach. The first phase was the review of current data and preliminary environmental and engineering analysis. The second phase is based upon a comprehensive design workshop. We will provide an opportunity for as many members of the public as possible to attend, meet with the consulting team, have a focused discussion with staff, stakeholders, Members of Council, property owners about natural heritage features, transportation, servicing and community design principles. Those who attend will be able to participate in the development of three possible design options for the neighbourhood and two design options for the recreation plan. Based on the input gained from this event, the consultants will start to formulate the finalized plans.
There is great community and user group interest in this new initiative. Some groups are more advanced in their plans for use of the site and have taken the opportunity to prepare some of their own concepts as input to the study. The City appreciates the enthusiasm and initiative of these groups, and will take their comments and suggestions into consideration within the context of the public process. At this time it is important to recognize that there have not been any decisions made regarding the final plan. The continued participation by all interested groups is strongly encouraged.
In terms of timelines, the final proposed North of Shellard Neighbourhood and Recreation Plan will be presented to the City of Brantford Council in the New Year.
Councillor Mark Littell
Chair, North of Shellard Task Force
The City of Brantford is seeking community input for a visioning exercise to create a Neighbourhood and Recreation Plan for the North of Shellard Area. This is your opportunity to provide valuable input about neighbourhood design elements and recreational amenities that will benefit the community. Participate in the Planning Process by bringing your creative ideas to the scheduled Public Meetings.
North of Shellard Neighbourhood and Recreation Plan
Design Charette & Public Workshop
TB Costain/SC Johson Community Center
16 Morrell Street
October 6th and 7th
Please click to view more details on the design charette and workshop in our News Room.