Sherwood Forest School site, Medway Valley Master Plan and Western’s Open Space Plan

Sherwood Forest School Site

City Council has approved the conditional sale of the part of the former school site slated for housing to to Forest Park Homes Hampton Group. Part of the proceeds from this sale, in the amount of $250,000.00 will be allocated to the budget for the Sherwood Forest future urban park adjacent to this infill demonstration project. The full resolution can be found here.

Medway Valley Master Plan

More details to follow but just to let you know, the public participation meeting before the City’s Planning and Environment Committee will take place on Feb 20th not before 5:15 pm at City Hall. Hopefully you can attend to speak out or include a letter for the agenda. Send letters to pec@london.ca by Feb 12th.

Western’s Open Space Plan

You are invited to attend …

Thursday February 15 at 6:00 p.m. in Room 1162 Althouse College. Parking will be available at the rear of Althouse College. (Entrance to Althouse College is the first stoplight south of the Sarnia Rd/Western Rd intersection)

We welcome your feedback as we move towards finalizing the strategy. You may provide comments in writing to openspace@uwo.ca by February 28, 2018.

Western’s campus landscape shapes its public image, approach to education and research and its physical growth. Following the development and approval of Western’s Campus Master Plan in 2015, work began on the complementary Open Space Strategy. Our beautiful campus is one of our most significant assets and this strategy is required to ensure that our outdoor spaces continue to evolve following a comprehensive vision.

The Open Space Strategy builds on the natural beauty of Western’s campus and legacy of landscape stewardship to deliver a safe and beautiful campus that will foster learning and promote Western as a destination of choice for world class education and research.

The strategy proposes 10 key initiatives that will help transform campus in the coming years. Some could begin in the near future and others will be longer-term projects. For example, the Open Space Strategy includes several ways to make Western’s campus a pedestrian-priority space.

Sincerely,

Lynn Logan
Vice-President (Resources and Operations)

Learn more about this strategy at: http://www.uwo.ca/ipb/publicaccountability/open_space.html

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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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February News

Park Site

At noon on February 21, City Council’s Corporate Services Committee will review the staff report on the Sherwood Forest School site. As you will note, no successful replies were received to the City’s RFP process for the sale of part of the site for housing. City staff are recommending a tender instead.

Medway Valley Heritage Forest

friends_of_medway_creekHere is a newsletter from Friends of Medway Creek. Continue reading “February News”