Archived Completed in 2016 City project

Vision Cooksville

Vision Cooksville was a City initiative that engaged the community to create a long-range vision for this growing urban area.

This project was archived on May 6, 2021

The following information will no longer be updated. It remains for reference only.


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.

  1. 1
    May 2015

    Vision Cooksville project initiated

  2. 2
    May - September 2015

    Planning and background research

  3. 3
    October 2015 - December 2015

    Public engagement and community consultation

  4. 4
    January 2016

    Summarizing the community's feedback and ideas

  5. 5
    March 2016

    Presenting the Draft Vision for final community input

  6. 6
    April - May 2016

    Finalizing the vision and Action Plan Report

  7. 7
    July 2016

    Vision Cooksville Report submitted to Planning and Development Committee and Council for Approval

Final report

Vision Cooksville Report – A Long-Range Community Vision for Downtown Cooksville, approved by Council on July 7, 2016

Public engagement


Contact detail

If you have any questions about this project contact Karin Phuong at

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