If you live, work, shop, play, study, worship, or just like to hang out in North Park, now’s your chance to have your say about not just the present, but also the future of our great neighbourhood!
May 10, 2021 — The conversation continues!
The City of Victoria is starting to engage neighbourhoods to see what they think of several proposed neighbourhood boundary changes across the City. The proposed change that would impact North Park is to move the current North Park/Fernwood Boundary from Cook Street to Chambers Street.
A survey will be launched by the City engagement on May 10. To answer any questions you may have before completing the survey you are invited to participate in a neighbourhood meeting on Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7:00pm. This conversation will be focused on the proposal to move the boundaries between North Park and Fernwood (from Cook to Chambers), as well as the boundary between Oaklands and Fernwood (from Haultain to Bay).
This event is being organized by the Fernwood Community Association. Staff from the City of Victoria, as well as representatives from the North Park, Fernwood, Oaklands, and Downtown Neighbourhood Associations will be in attendance. Everyone is welcome!
Phone in: 778-907-2071
Meeting ID: 933 350 5704
The City of Victoria is working with North Park Neighbourhood Association, Fernwood Community Association and Hillside-Quadra Neighbourhood Association to update the Local Area Plan (LAP). We need your input so that the revised plan will truly reflect needs and desires of the people who love this area.
LAPs are part of creating sustainable, vibrant communities. While the Official Community Plan (OCP) provides broad guidance for development and growth, a LAP guides where new housing will go, where new businesses should open, and what services and amenities are needed. Developers can refer to it for guidance on new plans, and the City will use it to evaluate proposals and set priorities for projects.
Early engagement between the City of Victoria and community stakeholders provided input and ideas for how the neighbourhood should look and feel and how public spaces can be improved. Results of this October 2020 survey are available at Community Values Survey. These results will be used to draft design guidelines and policies for the LAP. A more recent community survey was introduced with the purpose of gaining understanding of how those who live, work, and spend time in North Park want the neighbourhood to be shaped over the next 5, 10 or 20 years. Its results will help the NPNA advocate for what’s important to our residents, make budget and resource decisions, and guide land use decisions as new developments are proposed for the neighbourhood. You can learn about evolving ideas based on the early results and can voice your opinion of these ideas in a survey at engage.victoria.ca/fernwood-north-park-hillside-quadra (on the site you will be guided to register and create a password to participate). There is comprehensive information, in a variety of formats, that you can see at this site. Both the information and survey are based on the ideas and opinions from the early phase of engagement.
Second Round of Public Engagement: Spring 2021
It’s not too late for you to contribute your own thoughts. We need to hear from all of you who care about North Park!