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.