John Rebecca Park
The title “John Rebecca Park” is a working project name, called such for the site’s location at the corner of John Street North and Rebecca Street. The site currently operates as a surface parking area. Once planned and built as a public open space it will be given a park name.
|Figure 1 below identifies the area identified in the Downtown Secondary Plan as the location where “a new neighbourhood park will be developed”. The block is bounded by John, Rebecca, Catharine, and King William Streets, and consists of 77 King Willam Street, 76 and 32 John Street North. Figure 2 identifies the area proposed as the current phase of the site’s development as a park. The address of this land parcel is 76 John Street North. Consideration will also be given to adjacent streetscapes and connections to other downtown locations, and the waterfront.|
PURPOSE OF THE PROJECT
The purpose of this project is to use a public realm improvement to make downtown living more attractive and promote continued downtown revitalization.
Initiation of this project is in accordance with the Downtown Secondary Plan, which in Section 126.96.36.199.4 d) states that “A new neighbourhood park will be developed in the Rebecca / Wilson area”. The City of Hamilton is currently moving forward with this project to help revitalize Hamilton’s Downtown Area. A surface parking lot currently operates at 76 John Street North.
Currently the proposal is for the Master Plan process to address the entire block shown in figure 1, however development of the entire site is under consideration along with review of the Downtown Secondary Plan.
Initiation of this project provides an opportunity to improve the downtown area by converting a paved, vehicle-oriented space into a pedestrian-oriented public open space.
This initiative addresses Secondary Plan Principles to: use public realm improvements as the catalyst for revitalization; make downtown living more attractive; pursue a limited number of carefully designed and executed major projects.
The focus of the Master Plan process will be to address the above noted principles. In pursuit of these principles, the John Rebecca Park Master Plan will incorporate a public open space to commemorate the service of Hamilton’s emergency service workers.
With completion of site assessment and remediation works through the Planning and Economic Development Department, the Master Plan process began in November 2010, construction dates are yet to be determined.
PROJECT REFERENCES AND IMAGES
MEETINGS AND PRESENTATIONS
PUBLIC STAKEHOLDER GROUP (PSG) MEETING No.5
PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE No.2
STAFF STAKEHOLDER GROUP (SSG) MEETING No.3
PUBLIC STAKEHOLDER GROUP (PSG) MEETING No.4
|A Public Stakeholder Group Meeting was held on November 14, 2011 from 5:30pm to 7:30pm at the Hamilton Convention Centre, Room 206.|
Click on the link below to view or download material presented at the meeting:
PUBLIC STAKEHOLDER GROUP (PSG) MEETING No.3
PUBLIC INFORMATION CENTRE No.1
PUBLIC STAKEHOLDER GROUP (PSG) MEETING No.2 AND STAFF STAKEHOLDER (SSG) GROUP MEETING No.2
PUBLIC STAKEHOLDER GROUP (PSG) MEETING No.1 AND STAFF STAKEHOLDER GROUP (SSG) MEETING No.1
DOWNTOWN WEST HARBOURFRONT COORDINATING COMMITTEE
Le'Ann Whitehouse Seely
Landscape Architectural Services
Public Works Department
City of Hamilton
Tel: 905-546-2424 ext.2289
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PUBLIC COMMENTS INVITED
Please fill out the comment sheet and mail or email it to the Project Manager. Addresses can be found at the bottom of this page.
Or alternatively, please fill out a brief survey to let us know your views and input on this project:
John Rebecca Park Public Survey
Public Comments Received