Three possibilities for TD land to be discussed

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The conversation on the TD lands continues with a second public meeting.

Three possible scenarios will be presented by the professional planners, architects and landscape architects working with Small, the not-for-profit organization which facilitated the earlier workshop on Dec. 9. These options are based on research and public consultation done to date by Small and the TD Lands Community Consultation Committee (TLC).

“Creemore residents shared so many great ideas on December 9th, and have so much enthusiasm for what can happen in their community,” says Heather Campbell of Small. “Creemore definitely doesn’t shy away from thinking big. Now it’s our turn to come back to the community with ways we can work toward implementing these big ideas in a unique, achievable way on the TD Lands. We’ll be walking through the values and goals we heard, and then presenting three high-level scenarios which reflect these values and goals.”

Participants should expect to see images from other communities which have had similar opportunities, explore some celebrated ideas for vibrant community spaces, and discuss three concrete scenarios for the site. These three scenarios have been developed based on community desires, link to the values and goals the community has identified, and take into consideration other opportunities, developments and plans within the community. Much like the active discussion in the December workshop, there will be the opportunity for everyone to discuss, engage with, and voice their opinion on these scenarios.  

After the Jan. 20 meeting, Small will review feedback on all scenarios, evaluate how they align with the community vision and best practices, and consider the financial resources needed. Small will then work with TLC to create a recommendation for 181 Mill Street and the adjacent lands for the Creemore Community Foundation. 

“The Creemore Community Foundation is pleased to be supporting the TLC community consultation process that will soon generate some exciting new ideas for the TD Lands, Horticultural Park and Station on the Green. We are fortunate to have an outstanding group of volunteers on this committee that are all committed to an open and transparent process. They have hired an experienced advisor and put in place a simple but effective process that will lead to these exciting new ideas. The Foundation is looking forward to working closely with the residents of Creemore to support a longer term vision for the village,” says foundation board member Stuart Lazier. 

The public meeting will be at at 2 p.m. Sunday, January 20 at Station on the Green in Creemore. 

For those interested but unable to attend the meeting the scenarios will be available upon request by emailing [email protected] or calling 705-466-9906, after Jan. 20.

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