Happy City Presents: Municipal Plan Highlights!


The City of St. Johns is midway through one of the most important things we'll see come out of city hall for many years - the new municipal plan. This is a Big Deal. The plan sets out the overall vision for how the city will grow and develop for years to come. The new plan, Envision St. John's, has a lot to say about a new vision for the city: one full of mixed-use, walkable neighbourhoods, solid transit links, and thriving green spaces.

The municipal plan is a big document - 75 pages - and has a lot to say about how the city is going to evolve. To help you make sense of it, our amazing summer student, Taylor, assembled a handy 5-page set of highlights. Want to see what the key themes, strategies, and actions are in the draft of the new plan?

Click here for the Municipal Plan highlights, in PDF

This isn't the end of the plan process, though! After doing a bunch of stakeholder consultations at the beginning, the City is coming back to YOU, the citizens, for input on the draft. This is a critical time, and we encourage all of you to give our document, and the plan itself, a good read.

Want to provide input on what you think of the draft? You'll have 3 chances in the next 10 days or so:

  • Tuesday, September 16, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., Foran/ Greene Room, St. John's City Hall
  • Saturday, September 20, 10 a.m. - Noon, MacDonald Drive Junior High School (childcare services will be provided for this session), 110 MacDonald Drive
  • Tuesday, September 23, 7 p.m. - 9 p.m., St. John's Shrine Club, 530 Topsail Road


We'll see you there, Happy Citizens!














Written by Happy City at 11:26

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fred said...
had a look at the overview---does not really say much about specifics..a lot of talk it seems and yet as i walk around familiar areas and neighbourhoods I see development that goes well beyond almost all of the concepts mentioned in the plan. Look at what is taking place in and around Quidi Vidi for example..The LACK of a plan for that small `village` is illustrative of what city planning is actually missing; congestion, oversize housing and attendant lot size(every house developer realizes that we need space now for 4 vehicles!), big box commercial developments and no doubt condos coming to the FOR SALE Flake House site,,,exceptions to the regulations galore and I see little in the Municipal plan that addresses this as a fundamental flaw.
September 21, 2014 06:15


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