The Downtown Cooksville community will see significant change in the coming years through intensification, infrastructure investment, redevelopment and revitalization. Vision Cooksville is a City initiative to work with the community to create a long-range vision for this growing urban area, that will help shape this community’s vibe, personality and character.
This resulted in the creation of a community vision:
“The future Downtown Cooksville will be a walkable urban community, housing a diverse population in a variety of housing forms. Independent businesses will continue to thrive and begin to coordinate around improving the overall small business landscape.
Infrastructure will be in place for transit, community services, cultural opportunities and recreation. Existing open spaces will be improved and new parks created. A cohesive neighbourhood identity will be reflected in Downtown Cooksville’s urban design, signage and public art.”
This vision is reinforced by six guiding principles, each with a set of community recommendations that support them. Together the vision and guiding principles provide a lens to evaluate future redevelopment of this area.
Vision Cooksville project initiated
2May - September 2015
Planning and background research
3October 2015 - December 2015
Public engagement and community consultation
Summarizing the community's feedback and ideas
Presenting the Draft Vision for final community input
6April - May 2016
Finalizing the vision and Action Plan Report
Vision Cooksville Report submitted to Planning and Development Committee and Council for Approval
Vision Cooksville Report – A Long-Range Community Vision for Downtown Cooksville, approved by Council on July 7, 2016
- Community Visioning Meeting #1 held on November 23, 2015
- Community Visioning Meeting #2 held on January 25 and 27, 2016
- Community Meeting #3 held on March 7, 2016