Public Realm Plan for Stittsville Main Street

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The City is developing a new Public Realm Plan in the Stittsville community for Stittsville Main Street from Hazeldean Road to Bobcat Way that will help inform the street’s revitalization. This work includes a supporting transportation study and street design that will identify opportunities for both short and long-term reconstruction activities on the street with the goal of increasing space for accessibility, pedestrian use, cycling, streetscaping, enhanced lighting and greening.

What is a Public Realm Plan?

A Public Realm Plan will guide any future upgrades, replacements and new elements in the public street. The Plan is an important first step in the planning process for any future work within the public street. The public realm includes everything located within the public street including sidewalks, any cycling facilities, streetlights, travelled lanes for vehicular traffic, benches, street trees, waste receptacles etc.

Why do we need a Public Realm Plan for Stittsville Main Street?

Stittsville Main Street plays a very important role in the community as a vibrant traditional main street. Stittsville Main Street was last re-constructed 30 years ago and many elements on the street are in need of replacement or upgrading. In order to ensure these future replacements and enhancements are coordinated, a detailed Public Realm Plan is required. The plan will provide design direction with a goal of beautifying the street while ensuring it is accessible, inclusive, safe and inviting.

Creating the plan

The planning process will study:

  • Pedestrians and cyclists
  • Landscaping and Public Space Opportunities
  • Street Furniture and Lighting
  • Existing and Planned Context
  • Vehicle circulations and volumes
  • Street intersections
  • Below and above grade utilities and services
  • Previous Urban Planning work completed for the study area
  • Private approaches, parking and loading

The data will inform the new spatial requirements and designs of sidewalks, cycling facilities, public spaces, street furniture, street lighting, landscaping and other details as identified.

This project is scheduled to be delivered in four phases:

  • Phase 1: Project Launch
  • Phase 2: Existing Conditions and Transportation Study
  • Phase 3: Identification and Evaluation of Alternatives
  • Phase 4: Recommended Public Realm Plan

Schedule

This project is scheduled as a 6-month process, beginning in September 2021. Staff will consult with residents and stakeholders over the course of the project.


The City is developing a new Public Realm Plan in the Stittsville community for Stittsville Main Street from Hazeldean Road to Bobcat Way that will help inform the street’s revitalization. This work includes a supporting transportation study and street design that will identify opportunities for both short and long-term reconstruction activities on the street with the goal of increasing space for accessibility, pedestrian use, cycling, streetscaping, enhanced lighting and greening.

What is a Public Realm Plan?

A Public Realm Plan will guide any future upgrades, replacements and new elements in the public street. The Plan is an important first step in the planning process for any future work within the public street. The public realm includes everything located within the public street including sidewalks, any cycling facilities, streetlights, travelled lanes for vehicular traffic, benches, street trees, waste receptacles etc.

Why do we need a Public Realm Plan for Stittsville Main Street?

Stittsville Main Street plays a very important role in the community as a vibrant traditional main street. Stittsville Main Street was last re-constructed 30 years ago and many elements on the street are in need of replacement or upgrading. In order to ensure these future replacements and enhancements are coordinated, a detailed Public Realm Plan is required. The plan will provide design direction with a goal of beautifying the street while ensuring it is accessible, inclusive, safe and inviting.

Creating the plan

The planning process will study:

  • Pedestrians and cyclists
  • Landscaping and Public Space Opportunities
  • Street Furniture and Lighting
  • Existing and Planned Context
  • Vehicle circulations and volumes
  • Street intersections
  • Below and above grade utilities and services
  • Previous Urban Planning work completed for the study area
  • Private approaches, parking and loading

The data will inform the new spatial requirements and designs of sidewalks, cycling facilities, public spaces, street furniture, street lighting, landscaping and other details as identified.

This project is scheduled to be delivered in four phases:

  • Phase 1: Project Launch
  • Phase 2: Existing Conditions and Transportation Study
  • Phase 3: Identification and Evaluation of Alternatives
  • Phase 4: Recommended Public Realm Plan

Schedule

This project is scheduled as a 6-month process, beginning in September 2021. Staff will consult with residents and stakeholders over the course of the project.


Page published: 13 September 2021, 10:07