After more than a decade of lagging attempts and false starts, the Cogswell Redevelopment plan is onto the last leg. The 90
The quick turnaround from last week’s release of the updated plan to a council vote this week had many of the 26 local organizations involved in consultation worried that the last step was moving too quickly.
During the council meeting, Mason addressed these concerns saying that in “normal planning” like the Argyle Street redevelopment there was community engagement at the 50
“That is normal,” he said. “You don’t do
An independent report from Gehl associates also played a big role in the changes from the 60 to 90
Donna Davis, project manager of the Cogswell Redevelopment, says her “watershed moment” in the project was the city adopting the Integrated Mobility Plan in 2017. “It caused us to stop and consider that there were other priority users of the road,” says Davis.
This, as well as consultation processes and the Gehl
The 26 groups involved in consultation released co-signed a letter asking
Councillor Sam Austin says hasn’t heard any feedback saying “you got this wrong."
“It’s a place we’ve poured our civic hopes and dreams for 10 years.”
Passing in council this week means demolition could start as early as fall 2019 and the three-step implementation process could wrap up—so they say—in winter of 2022.
Just before the plan went to vote at council, mayor Mike Savage gave a eulogy to the long life of the project’s plan, asking that the city doesn’t let “perfect be the enemy of better. But this is a lot closer to perfect than I thought we were going to get.”