Let’s Talk about the public spaces surrounding Minoru Complex
05 December 2014
With detailed design underway on the Minoru Complex and Brighouse Fire Hall No. 1 projects, the City of Richmond is seeking public input to assist in the design of the public realm. The public realm includes landscaping, wayfinding, pedestrian and vehicular circulation and parking surrounding the new facility.
“The public realm is a key component of the Minoru Complex and critical to the success of the project,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Residents and park users were very interested in features related to the outdoor spaces during the first phases of consultation. This is their opportunity to view the plans and concepts and provide feedback on the types of features that are preferred within the concept.”
To guide the design direction of the public realm, the following design principles have been developed to:
- Support the role of Minoru Park as a signature park
- Establish a unique identity and civic role for Minoru Park
- Respect and build upon the history of the park site
- Promote health and wellness for the community using Minoru Complex and the park
- Improve the site’s ecological function
- Provide flexible spaces that can be adapted to a wide variety of users and community programming
- Create strong visual and physical links to the facilities, park and adjacent neighbourhoods
The public is invited to view display boards and plans and complete a survey seeking feedback related to the public realm concept at www.LetsTalkRichmond.ca, the City’s online engagement platform. The deadline to complete the survey is Sunday, December 14, 2014.
The project team will use the feedback to further refine and evolve the concept. The proposed public realm design is anticipated to be presented to Council in January for consideration.
Learn more about the project at www.richmond.ca/minoruprecinct.