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Greening Main Streets: Madawaska Valley                                      The Carleton University 2012 Project         ...
Greening Main Streets: Madawaska Valley                             The Carleton University 2012 Project                  ...
Greening Main Streets: Madawaska Valley                              The Carleton University 2012 Project                 ...
Greening Main Streets: Madawaska Valley                             The Carleton University 2012 Project                  ...
Greening Main Streets: Madawaska Valley     The Carleton University 2012 Project                See you there!
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Greening Main Street MVT

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A Carleton University Urban Planning Class comes to Barry's Bay and area to advise businesses on how to enhance the natural features of their main streets.

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Greening Main Street MVT

  1. 1. Greening Main Streets: Madawaska Valley The Carleton University 2012 Project The Project:By invitation of the Greening Barry’s Bay Committee, Carleton University’s Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism class on Urban Studies/Heritage Conservation is working with the communities of Madawaska Valley Township during the Fall Term of 2012.The first phase of this work is focused on Barry’s Bay: The class of ten 3rd and 4th year students (plus 3 Masters level student volunteers) has been assigned the following objectives: • To assist the Greening Barry’s Bay initiative in identifying practical, affordable and appropriate opportunities for enhancing the physical image (public and private buildings and spaces ) of the downtown and the community’s entrances/exits.. • To engage the community in a discussion about Barry’s Bay’s future vision for the next 5-10 years and beyond, based on the community’s strengths and positive attributes
  2. 2. Greening Main Streets: Madawaska Valley The Carleton University 2012 Project Guiding Questions:• What is the “essence” of Madawaska Valley Township & Barry’s Bay - the “cultural heritage” that comes from the stories contained within the lives and experiences of residents, and the buildings and sites in and around the community, past and present ?• What makes Madawaska Valley Township & Barry’s Bay a place where people want to live, come to visit, and to experience?• What are the dreams and aspirations of the community as a whole - residents - young and older – now and for the future ?• What challenges are facing the community? What partnerships and resources can be invited to the project to meet those challenges and generate opportunities for the community ?
  3. 3. Greening Main Streets: Madawaska Valley The Carleton University 2012 Project The Visit:October 19-21, the class spent time in Madawaska Valley Township.They:• Engaged two Elementary and three Madawaska Valley District High School classes in an energetic mapping and design planning session with some 90 students.• Held a Friday night Community Open House Meeting at the Madawaska Mountain Ski Hill attended by approximately 100 area residents which identified ideas and opportunities for enhancing the community.• Photographed of Barry’s Bay’s commercial area streetscapes and the downtown’s buildings.• Interviewed with several business owners on how to improve their business properties and buildings.• Held a Saturday night focus group meeting with Greening Barry’s Bay committee members and interested participants on the future vision for the area, and key “next steps” for 2012- 2013 and beyond.• Toured Wilno and Combermere’s heritage sites, and natural attractions and their importance to Madawaska Valley Township.
  4. 4. Greening Main Streets: Madawaska Valley The Carleton University 2012 Project Follow-up:• On December 4th the Carleton team will return to Barry’s Bay to present their work, and the term-end project report will be finalized and delivered by mid-December.Meeting: Opeongo Seniors’ Hall 19 Stafford Street Barry’s Bay December 4, 2012 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM »
  5. 5. Greening Main Streets: Madawaska Valley The Carleton University 2012 Project See you there!

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