Centre in the Park public engagement
Public engagement process for the project
The Centre in the Park Area Redevelopment Plan update has had three phases of public engagement. Phase one was completed from May 24 - July 13, 2018 and Phase two was completed from January 7 - February 28, 2019. The final phase ran from March 2019 to November 2019.
A public hearing is anticipating in early 2020 to provide an opportunity for members of the public to speak to Council on the proposed Area Redevelopment Plan and Zoning District.
Open House #1 and online survey
The first open house took place on June 20, 2018 in the Strathcona County Community Centre. 79 people attended, and 15 comment forms were filled out. During engagement events, County and Stantec staff engaged participants, asked questions, and took notes from conversations. A graffiti wall at the open house allowed attendees to voice their thoughts on strengths, opportunities, and challenges of the project through sticky notes. Other story boards provided opportunities for feedback on specific categories including commercial, residential, connectivity, community, and open space.
An online survey ran from June 21, 2018 to July 13, 2018 and asked the same questions as those posed on the open house comment card, including questions about connectivity, mobility, open space, sense of community, commercial and retail options, and residential development types in Centre in the Park. 233 responses were received from the online survey.
Open House #2 and online survey
The second open house took place on February 13, 2019 at the Broadmoor Public Golf Course Clubhouse from 5:30 to 7:30 pm. Twenty-three people attended, and 8 comment sheets were filled out. A graffiti wall at the open house allowed attendees to provide additional comments and feedback. County and consulting staff were in attendance to answer questions and take notes. The draft concept was displayed at the open house along with supporting storyboards explaining the various policy areas contained within the concept. Information regarding pedestrian safety, transition areas and active modes of transportation was also provided in the storyboards. The combined Youth Council redevelopment concept was also on display. The storyboards were posted on the County website following the open house.
An online survey ran from February 14, 2019 to February 28, 2019 and asked the same questions as those posed on the open house comment sheet, including questions about residential and mixed–use development, transition areas, parking, transportation, and pedestrian safety. The online survey was available on both SurveyGizmo and SCOOP (Strathcona County Online Opinion Panel). Between SurveyGizmo and SCOOP, 530 responses were received.
Open House #3 and online survey
The final open house took place on October 24, 2019 at the Community Centre from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. There were 98 people who attended, and 28 comment sheets were filled out. County and consulting staff were in attendance to answer questions and take notes. The draft Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) and Land Use Bylaw (LUB) were displayed at the open house along with supporting storyboards explaining the various policy areas and zoning areas. Storyboards regarding density transitions, active mode connections, and conceptual street cross-sections were also on display. The storyboards, draft ARP, and draft LUB were posted on the County website following the open house.
An online survey was open between October 25 and November 14, 2019. The online survey asked the same questions as those posed on the open house comment sheet. The online survey was available on both SurveyGizmo and SCOOP (Strathcona County Online Opinion Panel). Between SurveyGizmo and SCOOP, 582 responses were received.
Past public engagement opportunities
Completed open houses:
October 24, 2019
Community Centre, Meeting Room 2
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
February 13, 2019
Broadmoor Public Golf Course Clubhouse
2100 Oak Street, Sherwood Park
5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
June 20, 2018
Community Centre, Conference Room 2 (CC2)
401 Festival Lane, Sherwood Park
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Completed online surveys:
For those who could not attend the open house, online surveys provided an opportunity to share input on information presented at the open house.
Centre in the Park Phase 3 survey: October 25-November 14, 2019
Centre in the Park Phase 2 survey: February 14-February 28, 2019
Centre in the Park Phase 1 survey: June 21-July 13, 2018