The second set of public workshops for the creation of the City of Nelson Sustainable Waterfront and Downtown Master Plan were held on Thursday, November 25th 2010. The workshops focused on the Draft Master Plan Goals and Two Preliminary Design Concepts in a format similar to the workshops held in October, with morning stakeholder discussions and an evening public workshop.
Stemming from the Draft Path to 2040 Principles and End State Goals, twelve master plan goals were presented. The goals that garnered the most support and will be prioritized are as follows.
In addition the draft Master Plan Goals, Two Preliminary Design Concepts were presented. The concept that was most popular was Concept 1 - Water's Edge Residential. This concept, serving as a vision for the Waterfront in proximity to Downtown, proposes multi-family uses from Hall Street to Poplar Street. The concept includes two long-term options for the Chahko Mika Mall site:
The feedback from these workshops will form the basis for developing the Master Plan, including design guidelines. A public presentation of the draft master plan is scheduled for March 9th, 2011, with a Council presentation at 3:45 p.m. and a Public Open House from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.