The purpose of the Vison Cooksville project is to develop a long-range community plan for Downtown Cooksville. This plan should define a social, economic and cultural vision that revitalizes the Cooksville corners and the area within the boundaries of the CP Railway, south to King Street, east to Camilla Road and Kirwin Avenue, and west to Confederation Parkway. We will engage with local residents, businesses and property owners and key stakeholders to gain their input in creating a long-range community vision for Cooksville.
As part of this project, consideration will be given to:
• local economic opportunity
• active transportation
• community safety
• physical environment and built form
• public infrastructure and transit
• place making
• street beautification
• social engagement
• arts and culture
• celebration of local heritage and diversity.
This plan will be assembled by drawing together the various projects and work undertaken by the City’s Planning and Building, Transportation and Works and Community Services Departments and GO Transit and Metrolinx and indicating how they can contribute to the long-term vision.
• Conduct an inclusive, innovative public engagement and consultation process that is dynamic and captures the passion of residents and the current character of the community and the desired vision.
• Facilitate the creation of a vision that delivers a personality, vibe and culture for the Cooksville of the future.
• Develop and implement a strategy to engage and consult with small business owners to ensure they contribute to the vision and propose what they need to enhance the area’s economic success.
• Raise the community’s awareness of the major projects underway. These include the HurontarioMain LRT, Cooksville GO Mobility Hub and enhanced GO Station, Dundas Connects – The Dundas Corridor Master Plan and other new developments, as well as what this will mean to the future of the downtown landscape, business creation/development and enhanced services in the downtown core.
• Determine the community’s gaps, immediate concerns and where there may be short-term, low-cost improvements.
• Determine the level of interest and inform planning for additional public green spaces and gathering places and a community centre for the area.
• Understand the heritage and stories of the community and find ways to incorporate them into the Vision.
Community consultation is taking place from November to January with various events, including on-the-spot surveys by the Vision Cooksville team and social media. For more information visit mississauga.ca/visioncooksville.
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