The Canadian Urban Institute has been retained by Canada Lands Company in a competitive process to facilitate a constructive discussion about the development of a master plan for the 1 Port Street site that is supported by the community. Through a series of small meetings with representatives of residents associations and other groups Port Credit, the CUI facilitation team developed a consultation plan and timeline to engage the community.
To engage residents, community organizations, key stakeholders, City staff and regulators in a process to develop a master plan for the redevelopment of the 1 Port Street site that leads to an amendment to the Local Area Plan.
Consultation Focus and Rationale
Over several years and a number of public processes, Port Credit residents have developed a vision for Port Credit that is articulated in documents such as the White Paper, the Directions Report, Waterfront Parks Strategy, Old Port Credit Heritage Conservation District Plan, the draft Local Area Plan and input into cycling and culture master plans. The consultation plan will ask stakeholders ‘what elements of this vision can be realized through the redevelopment of the 1 Port Street site?’
Canada Lands is committed to working with the community in the spirit of the draft Port Credit Local Area plan to create a “special place” on Port Credit’s waterfront. As a starting point, the master plan process will be framed by a number of principles:
- A special place with a distinct waterfront character
- A mix of uses including housing and some marine uses
- Quality public spaces that support both local residents and visitors
- Public pedestrian access to the water’s edge including a continuous waterfront trail
- Strong pedestrian, bicycle and vehicular connections from the Village to the waterfront
- Density and use that animates the site and supports year round activity on the waterfront
- Ensure sustainable low impact development
- Development that is supportive of a vibrant prosperous retail shopping street on Lakeshore Road