Background

In October 2022, Council adopted the Downtown Streetscape Master Plan. The plan outlines design concepts, recommended materials, proposed phasing and cost estimates.

Staff has been working with the City’s consultant to develop the detailed design drawings that, when implemented, will help create a more flexible and inclusive environment for everyone to enjoy the downtown. 

As part of the 2024 Capital Budget discussions, Council decided to remove the Streetscape Redevelopment out of the budget until they had a better idea of the overall tax levy increase.

Staff will be bringing a report back to Council for a decision on how to move forward at the March 21, 2024 Council meeting. The report will outline options for reducing the scope and cost of the project as well as the feedback received through consultation with the public. 

You can find additional background information about the Streetscape Master Plan on the City of Woodstock website

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* 1. What is your connection to Downtown Woodstock? 
Please check all that apply.

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* 2. In the past 12 months, how often have you come to Downtown Woodstock?

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* 3. Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statements:

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Downtown is a vital commercial centre for Woodstock.
Downtown is the heart of the community.
The City needs to fix the sidewalks in the downtown.
The City needs to improve lighting in the downtown.
Delaying the project would provide some relief to taxpayers.
Delaying the project will cost taxpayers more in the long term.
There is nothing wrong with the infrastructure in the downtown and it doesn’t need replacing.

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* 4. Please indicate the degree to which you agree or disagree with the following statements.

Completing the work proposed in the streetscape master plan (improving the sidewalks, lighting and street furniture) will:

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help support downtown businesses.
create a more inviting atmosphere in the downtown.
create a more inclusive downtown.
create a more functional downtown.

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