Residents weigh in on Centennial Plaza in online survey
Posted: April 3, 2017
The Centennial Plaza: Your Community-Your Voice forum, asked participants to rank 10 design ideas using a scale of 1-10, with 1 being most important, and 10 being least important.
A stage and canopy was deemed most important by 66 per cent of participants with urban plaza a close second with 62 per cent support.
Green space was also popular among respondents, with 54 per cent favourability. A seat wall was next, with 52 per cent support. Rounding out the Top 10 are a water feature/fountain (48 per cent), games tables (46 per cent), fire pods (38 per cent), sculptural lighting (34 per cent), legacy/heritage element (30 per cent) and sculpture/art (25 per cent).
Participants were also asked for suggestion of design elements they'd like to see that weren't on the list. Concession stands/food carts were tied for the top spot with shade trees, colourful perennials and local plants at nine per cent. Other suggestions included picnic tables, bathrooms, a splash pad and a covered shelter/gazebo.
A request for proposals to provide consulting services for this project has been issued. It closed March 30.