Updates on BRT, Medway, Sherwood Forest School site and more

BRT Update from Councillor Squire

There is a Stops & Streetscapes Workshop for London’s Bus Rapid Transit System. Help influence the features and design of stops and streetscapes including:
• Safety and Security
• Accessibility
• Heritage and Culture
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Sherwood Forest Park update

The city has issued a Request for Qualification for the portion of the park that is to be developed for housing. This Request for Qualification is being issued by the Corporation of the City of London for a portion of the former Sherwood Forest Public School. The property was declared surplus by the Thames Valley District School Board in 2013 and acquired by the City in 2014 to undertake a residential infill demonstration project. The school was demolished in 2015.
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Sherwood Forest Park and Museum of Ontario Archaeology

Sherwood Forest Park

A delegation from the neighbourhood and Councillor Squire met last week with City staff last week. This was in follow up to a recent report to City Council from City Staff on progress to date on the housing development planned for part of the former Sherwood Forest School site. There were no successful responses to the RFP (Request for Proposals), therefore the City staff recommended going forward with a tender. We want to be sure that a community representative will be involved in the tendering process.
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January News

Medway Valley Heritage Forest ESA

The Metamora Staircase in the Medway Valley Heritage Forest Environmentally Significant Area (ESA) has reached its end of life. (Funding for its construction was a ratepayer project in the 90s). The City has formed a Trails Focus Group (TFG). Sandy Levin is participating in the group as part of our Adopt An ESA group. At the second TFG meeting in February City Staff will bring the staircase forward for discussion including any issues around funding, and the sensitivity of the slope and the natural features of the area. City staff and Upper Thames River Conservation Authority staff (who manage the Forest under contract with the City), will make a site visit this month and post some signs for a temporary trail closure at this location. Councillor Squire is aware of this issue.

Sarnia and Western Road Intersection

The City is still evaluating options for this intersection and in discussions with Western University.
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