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Public Invited to Go Online to See Artist Concept and Have Say in the Future of Clarkson Village

May 28, 2007

As part of the Clarkson Village Study, the City is inviting the public to go on line and see how development could enhance the unique features and character of Clarkson Village, as well as have their say on future development in this area.

"We've posted information about the Clarkson Village Study on the City's website, which is available 24/7, and ask residents to watch the video, review details, and then let us know what activities and features they would like to see incorporated into the plan for Clarkson Village," said Ward 2 Councillor Pat Mullin. "We were pleased with the large number of residents who attended the initial Open House on May 2 and shared their vision for Clarkson Village with us. This is a very exciting time for Clarkson Village as we explore the many great opportunities we have to build on our community's success."

The Clarkson Village Study web page contains information about the study's objectives, as well as urban design principles that are intended to enhance the area's natural, historic and community features.

"The objective of the Clarkson Village Study is to promote, maintain and enhance a vibrant and pedestrian-friendly 'main street' for Clarkson Village," said Planning and Building Commissioner Ed Sajecki. "The study will establish the vision for Clarkson Village, and will identify a long-term strategy to encourage and manage appropriate growth and development, while drawing on public and private-sector resources to revitalize Clarkson Village."

Stakeholders have identified a number of principles to be considered in the urban design for Clarkson Village. They include:

- maintaining a "village" character
- providing a place to walk, play and shop
- identifying a gathering place or central outdoor plaza
- placing buildings closer to the street with retail shops at grade (ground floor) level
- making Lakeshore Road safer and easier to cross
- reducing vehicle noise and speed
- minimizing conflicts between pedestrians and vehicles
- placing more vegetation and trees along the street
- promoting a transit-oriented and bike-friendly community
- limiting buildings to an appropriate height, and
- creating linkages between the various community and heritage destinations.

Residents and businesses can access the Clarkson Village Study urban design "Discussion Forum" at www.mississauga.ca/clarksonstudy. Closing date for comments is Friday, June 29 at midnight. For more information contact Edward Nicolucci, urban designer, Planning and Building Department Design and Development Division at 905-615-3200, ext. 5731 or edward.nicolucci@mississauga.ca

Mississauga is Canada's sixth largest city with a population of more than 700,000.  With well-established infrastructure and state-of-the-art facilities, the City is considered to be an employer of choice, delivering quality municipal programs and services to its citizens.  Mississauga is a dynamic, diverse, and progressive municipality known for its economic strength and for being Canada's safest city.

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