Open House Seeks Feedback on Main Street Design Guidelines

The City of Fredericton is seeking input from residents on The Main Street Public Realm Design Guidelines and The Built Form Design Guidelines at a public open house to be held at the Fredericton Seniors Centre, 112 Johnston Avenue, on Wednesday, November 29 from 4 pm to 8 pm.

As part of the Open House, members of the consultant team, the Planning Partnership, will introduce the proposed guidelines, which illustrate the development potential of the Main Street Corridor, during two brief presentations. The first presentation will begin at 4:30pm, the same presentation will be made again at 7pm. The public is invited to provide input on the concepts presented.

Members of the City’s Community Planning Division will also be on hand at the Open House to answer questions.

“These new design guidelines represent the next step in a reinvention for Main Street, as a primary destination that is vibrant, attractive and exciting for visitors to the area,” said Councillor John MacDermid, Chair of the City’s Development Committee.  “We invite the public to come out and share their thoughts as we move forward with this important work.”

The Built Form Design Guidelines represent a form based approach to design that reinforces the vision for Main Street through principles of good urbanism and architectural design.  The Public Realm Design Guidelines serve as a guide to the role, function and design of public space, and involve streets, open spaces, parks, and trail connectors.

Both the Main Street Public Realm Design Guidelines and the Main Street Built Form Design Guidelines are based on the recommendations of the Main Street Urban Design Plan adopted in principle by Fredericton City Council in January, 2016.

The Main Street Urban Design Plan is available for viewing at www.fredericton.ca by searching Main Street Urban Design Plan.  For more information on the Public Open House contact the City’s Community Planning Division at 506-460-2020.