Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Ready for Back-to-School-- City crews installed the new Active Pedestrian Crossing last week at the corner of Ave N South and 20th Street West. This crossing will provide a more direct pedestrian connection to the front entrance of St. Mary's Wellness & Education Centre. The pedestrian-activated signal one block west at Ave O will continue to provide a direct link to Grace Adam Park and other parts of Pleasant Hill Village.
The tender for the sign has now been awarded. Work on the footings will start by Labour Day and the sign will be completed by the end of October 2015.
The sign will be located in Grace Adam Park where Ave P South intersects the CPR tracks. This design was chosen by the Pleasant Hill Community Association and will serve multiple functions: heritage-- it will be built from brick preserved from the original 1913 St. Mary's School on-site; and traffic calming-- by alerting industrial traffic from the south that this is the start of a residential neighbourhood with significant foot traffic and crosswalks.
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Since the Request for Proposals (RFP) closed in March, the Pleasant Hill Village Community Review Committee has been meeting regularly to bring a recommended developer and recommended designs forward to Council for approval. Response to the RFP was very positive, and the Report to Council is expected in the early Fall.
Monday, January 19, 2015
On January 15, the City released the Request for Proposals on SaskTenders to select a developer to build on the three remaining vacant parcels at Pleasant Hill Village.
This is an exciting stage for the project as we near the end of the revitalization process begun in 2006. Three significant proposals were received in September through the Expression of Interest process, which is a sign of growing confidence in the neighbourhood as a place to invest and put down roots.
Based on the community vision for the site, all parcels will be built with ownership housing (no rental units), with each home having individual ground-oriented entrances. After the March 12 closing date, the Community Review Committee will evaluate the proposals and recommend a developer to City Council in May or June. The Committee includes several members from the Community Association as well as residents living on-site in the townhomes completed in 2010.
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Ahead of schedule and just in time for back to school in September, the last phase of construction at Grace Adam Metawewinihk Park was finished.
The most anticipated part of this was the basketball court, which was put into use immediately! Basketball is the #1 sport at Pleasant Hill Village, and it takes different forms-- in the St. Mary’s school gym both during the schoolday and with older youths and adults in the evening-- and now, outdoors in the park.
Another much loved park feature is the new community garden, with individual plots administered by partner CHEP Good Food. It opened just-in-time in June to produce its first crop by September.
Next to the new turf in the park field, there’s new furniture for both active and passive recreation. Benches to sit on and soak up the sun, and a skateboard rail and funbox to do the latest jumps and flips on.
Stay tuned for an update on planning the new housing developments that will face onto the park...