Baker Street workshop sets stage for vision, goals

Hi Folks… this is not in Ward 2 – but it’s about 100 ft. away, and it will have a real impact on our city. I urge you to offer your input!

Guelph, Ont., January 4, 2019 – You’re invited to attend one of two drop-in workshops on January 15 as we gather community input to help shape the sustainability vision and goals for the Baker District redevelopment project.

The workshops will run from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. in the Canada Company Hall at River Run Centre, 35 Woolwich Street. The content for both sessions is the same, and you can drop in or leave at any point.

Come talk with City staff and members of the Windmill Development Group team about the development and One Planet Living design principles. You can also provide input into the new central library design and programming by talking with library staff and members of the Invizij Architects Inc. team.

Workshop content will be online at haveyoursay.guelph.ca by January 21 for community members who can’t attend the open house.

About the project

The Baker District redevelopment is a City of Guelph project aimed at transforming the existing parking lot and properties fronting the north end of Wyndham Street into a unique mixed-use development, including new central Guelph Public Library.

The Downtown Secondary Plan envisions the district becoming a model of urban intensification that drives visitors to the downtown and encourages business to thrive within its boundaries by combining residential and commercial/institutional spaces. The project also includes public parking and an urban square.

To learn more about the Baker District redevelopment project, visit guelph.ca/bakerdistrict or to participate in engagement activities, visit haveyoursay.guelph.ca.

For more information

Martin Jewitt
Program Manager, Portfolio Development
Business Development and Enterprise
City of Guelph
519-822-1260 extension 3360

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