Stakeholder Interviews - Planning Around Rapid Transit Stations (PARTS) Central Stations Study Area Plan
The City of Kitchener is beginning to prepare the Central Stations Study Area Plan for the study area shown in the map below. The intent of the plan is to determine the most appropriate land uses, streetscapes and infrastructure requirements including a plan for transportation which will address pedestrian, bicycle, transit and road issues as well as traffic in general, within about a 10 minute walk of the ION rapid transit stations. Stormwater management, access to water and wastewater may also be addressed.
A land use plan is being developed under the Planning Act and is integrating the infrastructure planning as per the requirements of the Municipal Engineers Association’s Class Environmental Assessment for Water, Wastewater and Roads (A.2.9).
A community engagement session was held on November 19, 2014 to provide information on the study and to obtain input on the need for the plan and the problems and/or opportunities that should be addressed.
As a follow up to this session, stakeholder interviews are proposed to be held with those persons who own property within the Central Stations Study Area or those persons representing landowners in the Central Stations Study Area. The interviews, which will be approximately 30 minutes in length, will be conducted by the City’s consultant for Community Facilitation Services and will be held during the following times:
Tuesday, December 9, 2014 – 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday, December 10, 2014 – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
If you are interested in participating in the stakeholder interviews, please contact Craig Dumart [email protected] or by calling (519)741-2200 Ext. 7843 or phone the General Planning Line at (519)741-2426.
The City wishes to ensure that anyone with an interest in this study has the opportunity to get involved and provide input before any decisions are made on a preferred concept and the recommendations contained in the Central Stations Study Area Plan. With the exception of personal information, all comments will become part of the public record.
FOR ONGOING AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION on this project or to provide written comments at any time, please view the City’s website at http://www.kitchener.ca/en/livinginkitchener/PARTS-Central-Stations-Study-Area-Plan.asp or contact the Project Manager/staff person noted below.