The Downtown and Main Street Area Plan and Urban Design Handbook are community planning tools to help improve the public realm for all residents of Slave Lake. Extensive community involvement is essential for the successful review and update of these documents. We encourage you to get involved and help shape the future of Slave Lake’s downtown and main street areas.
A Citizen Survey to identify key issues and opportunities of Downtown and the Main Street areas was available for completion from November, 2016 to January 2017. A tremendous amount of valuable community knowledge was received through a total of 220 responses. A summary of the Citizen Survey as well as all public engagement events to-date is provided within the Public Consultation Summary Package below.
Open House #1 took place during January with the purpose of introducing the project to the public and identifying issues and opportunities within the Downtown and Main Street areas. Public input received helped the Consulting Team to confirm community aspirations and the overall project scope. The Project Team thanks all individuals who attended the event and provided valuable feedback.
Open House #2 was held on March 9th, 2017 with the purpose of displaying two draft Area Plan future development scenarios to the community and collecting feedback as well as brainstorming new ideas. Feedback received will help shape the development of a preferred Area Plan future development scenario. The Consultant Team and Town Staff thank all individuals who attended the event and provided crucial feedback as well as new ideas. A PDF of Open House #2 display panels is available for download through the below link.
The Project Team has developed a draft Downtown and Main Street theme based on the input received through stakeholder consultation. A public survey was conducted during July 2017 in order to seek public input regarding the Downtown and Main Street Nature Unlimited Theme. Please stay tuned for a summary of the survey.
Drafts of the Downtown and Main Street Area Plan and Urban Design Handbook will be provided for public review once developed.