A Community Process
Citizen and stakeholder input has been central to Railside’s planning process to date. It has informed the development vision, the guiding principles and the big ideas that will shape the development of Railside for decades to come. FRC is committed to ensuring a high degree of transparency and engaging the public in a meaningful way as plans for the subject lands continue to evolve.
Consultations, Phase 1
In the Spring of 2013, FRC launched a project website to provide information and solicit feedback on an ongoing basis. Early consultation included surveys, an initial round of interviews with key community stakeholders, and two facilitated workshops which sought input into the public space components of the plan and potential mix of uses.
Consultations, Phase 2
Hundreds attended a series of Open Houses at The Forks Market to present and collect feedback on the preliminary concept plans for the Railside and Parcel 4 lands in July of 2014, and in autumn of that year, FRC partnered with StorefrontMB to hold a series of focus groups with representatives from Winnipeg’s professional design community.
Consultations, Phase 3
A series of Open Houses were held in the summer of 2015 to provide an update on the plan’s progression and seek feedback on the big ideas, and FRC hosted a series of targeted stakeholder meetings through late 2015 and early 2016 to ensure that all key stakeholders were informed about the evolving development strategy and anticipated next steps in the process.
Railside Promenade Ideas Competition
FRC invited designers to submit visionary proposals to transform Israel Asper Way from a four-lane roadway into a unique public space, commensurate with the new Railside development plan.
Railside at The Forks, Concept Plan
The Railside at The Forks Concept Plan articulates the long-term vision, core principles and sustainability blueprint that will guide the development of the Railside lands over the next twenty years. All aspects of the Concept Plan are based on feedback from three successful phases of community consultation and collaborative input from the Forks Renewal Corporation’s (FRC) Federal, Provincial and Municipal shareholders.
Citizen and stakeholder input has been central to the Railside planning process. FRC is committed to ongoing public engagement as plans for Railside at The Forks advance.