City Introduces Four City Centre Plan Implementation Projects

The City of Fredericton is asking for public feedback on four key implementation projects related to the City Centre Plan.

Details about the projects, which were first presented by City staff and consultants from The Planning Partnership at the Fredericton Public Library, can now be found on the City’s website at www.fredericton.ca. The deadline to provide comments is October 25, 2016.

“We’re very pleased with the turnout and positive feedback received from the public tonight,” said Coun. John MacDermid, Chair of the City’s Development Committee.  “These projects are representative of exciting changes to come for our community.”

The four implementation projects are based on recommendations of the recently adopted City Centre Plan and Garrison District Master Plan; they include:

City Centre Built Form Design Guidelines is a form-based code approach that will direct and shape the on-going development of downtown building according to good urban design principles.

City Centre Public Realm Design Manual that will serve as a guide to the role, function, and design of the public right of ways within Fredericton City Centre, from the perspective of the public realm as experienced by pedestrians. 

The introduction of a new shared-street design vision to help shape Carleton Street into a pedestrian priority space.

A bold concept plan for Officers’ Square that will transform downtown Fredericton’s premiere public open space into a more vibrant and resilient, multi-use community gathering area.

“Public consultation is very important to the success of projects like this. I’d like to remind anyone unable to attend tonight’s open house to visit the city’s website to provide further input,” added Coun. MacDermid. 

The four projects are available for viewing and feedback at www.fredericton.ca/en/city-hall/plans-and-processes.

Need more information?  Contact the City’s Community Planning Division at 506-460-2075 or planning@fredericton.ca.