The following 2019 projects will be present at the April 16th open house to inform attendees on developments and to collect their feedback.
Parking Strategy and Transportation Study for Kinsmen Park
In 2011, City Council approved the Kinsmen Park and Area Master Plan. The primary vision is to create an environment that is enjoyable for all ages, with a special focus on children’s activities.
The objective of the Parking Strategy and Transportation Study is to conduct a comprehensive parking, motor traffic and active transportation study for Kinsmen Park and Area, which includes areas surrounding the Conservatory, Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan and Nutrien WunderHub locations.
- The goals of the parking strategy are to quantify the existing and the projected supply and demand for parking, and to provide management plan to mitigate parking needs.
- The goal of the transportation study is to assess the movement of people driving motor vehicles, riding bicycles, and walking within and around the study area.
Attendees will be engaged on what they would like for bus service to the Kinsmen Park area.
With the opening of the Remai Modern Art Gallery and the conversion of the Mendel Building into the Children’s Discovery Museum, the Conservatory is temporarily closed. During this time, the City is taking the opportunity to assess the future uses of the Civic Conservatory and how each could be incorporated into an expanded facility. Public engagement will help ensure that possible designs for an expanded Conservatory are reflective of community priorities and interests for the space. Click here for more on public engagement on the Civic Conservatory.
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan
Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan is in the final stage of plans to build permanent structures on their riverbank location. The new design features improved accessibility and Meewasin trail integration, an outdoor amphitheatre base with tiered seating for their large main stage tent, spectacular lighting design and other enhanced infrastructures for the festival and community events.
As part of ongoing work to improve the existing Meewasin Trail, this project is focused on upgrades to the secondary trails north of Shakespeare on the Saskatchewan that provide access to the Prairie Lily dock and the adjacent riverfront areas. Installed originally in the 1980s, this trail has deteriorated significantly and does not meet current standards. The upgraded trail will also provide for improved pedestrian access to the Shakespeare site.