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Millennium Park Consultation

UPDATE: Due to the Council break in the summer and the election in the fall, this project will be scheduled to go to Council by Q1 2018. 

Project Description

Millennium Park is a currently underutilized public space approximately 3.50 ha (8.64 acres) in an area located adjacent to the newly constructed St. Anne Promenade.

Millennium Park Phase I – Placemaking Design Concept project approved through the 2016 budget is about to commence. The overall proposed objective of Phase I is to create a placemaking concept for a vibrant, cost-effective, people-oriented public place that will become a focal point and cornerstone of a revitalizing downtown. Construction will come later, as part of Phase II (a separate project).

Creative Placemaking is about working with the community to create lively new public spaces that infuse neighborhoods with a new sense of vibrancy. Millennium Park will play a critical placemaking role in downtown by establishing a multi-use and programmable public space linking the existing Lions Park with St. Albert Place and Red Willow Park. It will be the heart of the Riverfront Character Area and its relationship with surrounding development will contribute to the success of our revitalizing Downtown. An important objective of this project is to generate enthusiasm and momentum by engaging future and current users of the park throughout the process.

This project will include a comprehensive external engagement strategy. External stakeholder consultations begin in July 2016 and continue into the fall. Some of the engagement sessions will occur at already planned events within the City, known as “pop up engagements”. 

Tentative Milestones

Part One – Project Information

Engagement Session Date & Time Location

BAM Slip n’ Slide Pop Up Engagement

July 16, 2016

Mission Hill, St. Albert

Farmers Market Pop Up Engagement

July 23, 2016

10:00am – 3:00pm

Downtown St. Albert

Part Two – Placemaking Inspiration

Engagement Session Date & Time Location

Key External Stakeholder Interviews

July - September, 2016

Phone or in-person

Art Walk Pop Up Engagement

(Downtown St. Albert/Perron District)

August 4, 2016

10:00am – 3:00pm

Downtown St. Albert

Rock’n August Pop Up

August 6, 2016

10:00am – 3:00pm

Downtown St. Albert

Internal Stakeholder Design Workshop

August 10, 2016

1:30pm – 4:30 pm

Douglas Cardinal Boardroom

5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert

External Stakeholder Design Workshop

August 18, 2016

1:30pm – 3:30 pm

St. Albert Curling Club

3 Tache Street, St. Albert

Part Three – Big Moves + Bold Strokes

Engagement Session Date & Time Location

Food Truck Event Pop Up Engagement

August 26, 2016

5:00pm – 9:00 pm

St. Albert Grain Elevator Park

4 Meadowview Lane, St Albert

Farmers Market Pop Up Engagement

August 27, 2016

10:00am – 3:00pm

Downtown St. Albert

Internal + External Stakeholder Design Charrette

September 7, 2016

1:30pm – 4:30 pm

St. Albert Curling Club

3 Tache Street, St. Albert

Community + Stakeholder Design Workshop

September 7, 2016

6:00pm – 8:30 pm

St. Albert Curling Club

3 Tache Street, St. Albert

Part Four – Concept Development

Engagement Session Date & Time Location

Public Lecture + Community Knowledge Building – Placemaking, Cynthia Nikitin of Project for Public Spaces

September 21, 2016

Doors open at 6:45pm

You can register for this free event here

Arden Theatre

5 St Anne Street, St Albert

Community + Stakeholder Workshop – Concept Review

September 28, 2016

5:30pm – 7:30pm

St. Albert Curling Club

3 Tache Street, St. Albert

Community + Stakeholder Open House – Presentation of Grand Vision (Draft Concept Plan)

October 5, 2016

Presentations at 5:30 and 7:30 p.m.

Red Willow Place

7 Tache Street, St Albert

Council Presentation

First Quarter 2017

Time: TBD

Council Chambers

5 St Anne Street, St Albert

Concept Design

Based on stakeholder feedback the following design concepts have been established:

Millennium Park - Concept Design Powerpoint Presentation

Expected Project Timelines

  • Stakeholder engagement begins in July and ends in October.
  • Draft Placemaking Design Concept completed August 2016.
  • Final Placemaking Design Concept completed December 2016.
  • Formal presentation and report to Council first quarter of 2017.

Next Steps

The expectation is to have the proposed Millennium Park Placemaking Design Concept to Council by Q1 2018.

Contact

If you would like to be involved in the Millennium Park Project, please send an e-mail with your contact information to:

Jessi Fry
Planner, Planning and Development
jfry@stalbert.ca

Last edited: September 29, 2017

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