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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Medway ESA and other news

Medway ESA Master Plan (for the southern portion)

A new draft of the Medway ESA Master Plan is available for review. You will find the report at the City’s web site at:

http://www.london.ca/residents/Environment/Natural-Environments/Documents/MVHF_ESA_south_PhII.pdf
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Western Road and Sarnia Road / Philip Aziz Avenue Improvements

Last week, the City held the first of two public information sessions on its plans to improve the traffic flows at the Sarnia and Western Road intersection. As an Environmental Assessment, the city is required to examine alternatives, and make recommendations as to the best alternative (a similar process has just been completed for the Wharncliffe and Oxford intersection and the passage under the railroad bridge). You will find the alternatives being considered at this point on the next to last page of the presentation.
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Campus Master Plan, School Site, and the Medway Valley

Western University Campus  Master Plan

The University is updating its Campus Master Plan. You can find information and a copy of the Plan at:

http://www.uwo.ca/ipb/publicaccountability/campus_master_plan.html

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Western University siren testing this week‏

Western has planned a test of its emergency weather siren between Tuesday and Thursday, Aug. 26-28, to ensure the system’s effective operation in warning campus and the surrounding community of severe weather situations.

The sirens are intended to be heard outdoors, and when that happens you should take immediate shelter indoors. Western is attempting to be able to send social media notifications when the audible tests are sounding this week, but these tests are not scheduled and at the discretion of those installing additional hardware.

It is Western’s intention to begin regular audible tests of the weather siren this Fall. They will share information about these tests as it becomes available.

To find out more about Western’s Emergency Weather Siren and what to do in an actual acute weather situation, visit the Severe Weather Siren webpage.