Just because you’re stuck at home, and City facilities are closed, it doesn’t mean that you can’t participate in the long-term plans for the Baker District Redevelopment. Until the end of the month, you can review the latest documents and information about the City’s plan for Baker Street, and present your feedback in return. Assuming you like City engagement on your computer.
The Urban Design Master Plan for Baker Street is now available online. You can look through the documents and find the presentation here. They are easy enough to download, but if you would prefer a physical copy, you can get in touch with the City at 519-822-1260 extension 3622 or TTY 519-826-9771. You can also watch the video below:
When you review all the materials, you can go to the City’s Have Your Say website and let them know what you think, but you have to do it before June 30.
The Urban Design Master Plan connects the various individual elements of the development from residential to commercial to open spaces and parking. As pictured above, the development is made up of three buildings, and a public square facing Wyndham Street that will be able to hold live performances.
The main library will made up the lower section of the northern most building on the site with the tower on top being used for residential. The middle building will have retail at the base and residential in the tower, while the southern most building will be reserved for institutional uses. There will be between 305 and 315 residential units between 450 to 850 square feet each, and 12 per cent will be reserved as affordable units.
The programming and design plans for the new main library will be released in July as part of an additional virtual open house. The complete Urban Design Master Plan will be brought to council this September, and it seems that construction is still set to begin sometime in the Spring of 2021.