Open House Seeks Feedback on City Centre Plan Projects

The City of Fredericton is seeking input from residents on four City Centre Plan implementation projects at a public open house to be held at the Fredericton Public Library on Tuesday, October 4, 2016 from 4 pm to 8 pm.

These initiatives based on the recommendations of the recently adopted City Centre Plan and Garrison District Master Plan include:

  1. 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.
  2. 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. 
  3. The introduction of a new shared-street design vision to help shape Carleton Street into a pedestrian priority space.
  4. 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.

“The City Centre Plan and Garrison District Master Plan represent the start of a transformative era for our downtown, and for our city as a whole.  We’re very excited to introduce these four key projects to the community for their feedback,” said Coun. John MacDermid, Development Committee Chair.

Members of the City’s Community Planning Division and the consultant, the Planning Partnership, will be on hand at the open house to answer questions.

The draft City Centre Plan and Garrison District Master Plan are available for viewing here.