What Does Saint John Plan to Be?
PlanSJ is a two-year process that will result in a new Municipal Plan. The Municipal Plan will guide the physical development of Saint John over the next 25 years. It will be based on community direction, and will focus on how best to preserve and enhance citizens’ quality of life. PlanSJ is as part of the City’s Community Planning Service and falls under the Development and Growth Program.
We’ve had a great response from Saint Johners during the first months of PlanSJ. An extremely enthusiastic and dedicated Citizen Advisory Committee has been a key part of our public engagement strategy, advising the PlanSJ team on community-based issues and encouraging public involvement in the planning process.
What we’ve heard from you – the community – at our Launch, in the Storefront and from e-mails, letters and conversations:
Grow the City smaller and smarter
Improve quality of life – make the connection between the design of the city and health
Attract a diversity of Saint Johners – youth, seniors and a more multicultural population
Diversify the economy beyond the energy sector and include tourism Ensure compatible land uses – reduce conflicts and promote investment
Transform the Uptown – “dynamic and family-friendly by day and a place for grownups by night”
Improve neighbourhoods – more mixed income communities and housing choice
Focus on quality, not quantity when it comes to parks and community facilities – upgrade and better connect parks, more access to the water
Ensure that sustainability is a key driver – better environmental policies and active transportation
Do a better job of celebrating arts, culture and heritage Put priority on urban design – “let’s make the city more beautiful”
Improve choices for getting around – “more walking and biking” and strengthen transit and accessibility Reinvent our image - “Saint John… it’s the hippest city in NB!”
Brunswick Square Storefront – Open Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. and every first and third Saturday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. A PlanSJ team member will be available Monday through Friday 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., and on every third Saturday 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Telephone: 635-2000 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Reaching the Community… by the Numbers
• Postcards # 35,000 mailed for the January 25th
• Launch # 250 attended • Facebook # 226 fans • Storefront # over 350 visited
• CAC meetings # 7 • Community presentations # 16 • Contact list # over 300 • June 12 workshop # over 100 attended
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