New conceptual design plans have been released by the City—which is using the consultant AECOM—for what the Urban Park at Louis Street in the downtown would look like. The oasis would be located on Louis Street Parking lot (where the Peterborough Wednesday Market takes place) off of Charlotte Street.
Charlotte Street view
The conceptual design of the Urban Park has been revised to incorporate the former Shish-Kabob Hut at 220 King Street. This will be renovated to become the park facilities building.
"The Commons" area
The design has also been revised incorporating further input received by the public and stakeholders.
There would be lots of trees and shade, a skating rink and ice trail (with an island in the middle of it) which would become a summer trail for the other seasons; an area for children; a mist area to cool off; washrooms/change-rooms; and many other great features. Basically, it has all the amenities you'd expect in an urban park, and will be an incredible addition to the downtown core.
The Ice Trail
The Summer Trail
If you have any comments or input concerning the projects, click here for contact info. There is also a survey you can take about the Charlotte Streetscape Design Project here.