Help design two new public parkettes in Northdale!

The Northdale neighbourhood is located between Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, in an area bounded by University Avenue West, Phillip Street, Columbia Street West and King Street North. In 2012, the city developed a Northdale land use and community improvement plan study. The goal of the this study is to revitalize the area into a vibrant and sustainable neighbourhood. With this in mind, the city is now in the early stages of designing and building two new smaller park spaces -- parkettes-- in the Northdale neighbourhood.

Sunview Parkette, located at Sunview Street and Hickory Street West, and Hemlock Parkette, located at Hemlock Street West and Hickory Street West are the locations of two new public spaces. The intent is for these spaces to have an elevated urban design feel and allow for a variety of passive activities such as informal gathering, potential for small event programming, work and study space, and open green space. The space should integrate recommendations from previous plans and studies for the Northdale area and should reflect the city's reputation as a centre for innovation and inventiveness. Most importantly, these small park spaces, known as parkettes, are to be inviting, safe and reflective of the community needs and priorities.

Tell us what you think!

Feedback from the community to date has been a valuable input into new draft design concepts. Now, we'd like to check back with you to better understand if we've hit the mark with the proposed designs. Join us at our drop-in public information centre to review and pick your favourite park design concepts for Hemlock Parkette and Sunview Parkette.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Where: the atrium at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, 75 University Ave. W.

If you can't attend the drop-in public information centre, tell us what you think about the design concepts by completing our short survey for each parkette space below. Surveys close on Nov. 21, 2019.

The draft design concepts are:

The Northdale neighbourhood is located between Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo, in an area bounded by University Avenue West, Phillip Street, Columbia Street West and King Street North. In 2012, the city developed a Northdale land use and community improvement plan study. The goal of the this study is to revitalize the area into a vibrant and sustainable neighbourhood. With this in mind, the city is now in the early stages of designing and building two new smaller park spaces -- parkettes-- in the Northdale neighbourhood.

Sunview Parkette, located at Sunview Street and Hickory Street West, and Hemlock Parkette, located at Hemlock Street West and Hickory Street West are the locations of two new public spaces. The intent is for these spaces to have an elevated urban design feel and allow for a variety of passive activities such as informal gathering, potential for small event programming, work and study space, and open green space. The space should integrate recommendations from previous plans and studies for the Northdale area and should reflect the city's reputation as a centre for innovation and inventiveness. Most importantly, these small park spaces, known as parkettes, are to be inviting, safe and reflective of the community needs and priorities.

Tell us what you think!

Feedback from the community to date has been a valuable input into new draft design concepts. Now, we'd like to check back with you to better understand if we've hit the mark with the proposed designs. Join us at our drop-in public information centre to review and pick your favourite park design concepts for Hemlock Parkette and Sunview Parkette.

When: Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2019, between 3:30 and 7:30 p.m.
Where: the atrium at the Lazaridis School of Business and Economics, 75 University Ave. W.

If you can't attend the drop-in public information centre, tell us what you think about the design concepts by completing our short survey for each parkette space below. Surveys close on Nov. 21, 2019.

The draft design concepts are: