- What are the limits of the streetscape project?
The streetscape project limits are as follows:
- Main Street from Nelson Street East to Wellington Street
- Queen Street from Mill Street South to Chapel Street
The project will also include resurfacing of the road outside the above limits to match previously resurfaced roads adjacent to the study limits.
Details of the study are available under Updates.
- What is the expected timeline for completion?
Tender for the project has been released. In July a pre-qualification process was completed and five General Contractors were selected and invited to bid on the construction contract. The tender is currently ongoing and is expected to close in mid to late September. Following the review and evaluation of tenders it is expected that the construction contract will be awarded in early October. Based on this schedule it is anticipated that some preliminary work will start in late fall with the main construction commencing in early spring of 2019.
- What is the new road cross section?
The new road cross-section for both Main Street and Queen Street within the limits of the study will be one-lane of vehicle traffic in each direction, one cycle lane in each direction, wider sidewalks and a furniture zone for trees, streetlights, benches, cycle locks, garbage receptacles, etc. On-street parking within the limits of the study will be removed.
- Was there a traffic study completed as part of the Environmental Assessment?
A Traffic study was completed as part of the Environmental Assessment. The report is included in the Environmental Study Report (ESR) as Appendix I, and is available to the public for a 30-day review period ending September 30, 2017.
- Were the Heritage buildings considered in the Environmental Assessment?
A Cultural and Heritage report was completed as part of the Environmental Assessment. The report is included in the Environmental Study Report (ESR) as Appendix E, and is available to the public for a 30-day review period ending September 30, 2017.
- Will there be a document for the public to review and provide comment?
The Environmental Study Report is available under Updates. The document will be available for the public for a 30-day review period ending September 30, 2017.
- Has the BIA been involved throughout the process?
Various meetings, presentations and public information sessions were held throughout the Environmental Assessment study. Also, the City of Brampton and the Region of Peel’s Ambassador program included surveys provided to the businesses and local residents to inquire about their water and wastewater needs.
- Is there capacity in the City garages for the number of spots being removed on-street?
There are currently 245 on-street parking spots available throughout the downtown area. A total of 89 parking spots along Main Street and Queen Street within the limits of the study will be removed as a result of the preferred cross-section. The City owned parking garages have a total of 1802 parking spots. As part of the study, it was identified that when the garages are occupied at peak times, there are still 598 parking spots available for the public.
- Will I be able to access the shops during construction?
The staging of the construction will allow the shop owners to remain open.
- Will the Farmer’s Market and other Downtown Events/Festivals remain at their current location during construction?
Every effort will be made to keep the Farmer’s Market in the downtown core. Once construction begins, the location will be assessed based on public safety during construction.
- How will the concerns by businesses or residents be addressed during construction?
If the public or businesses have any concerns during the construction phase, the City and Region will have Ambassadors assigned to the project to hear these concerns and relay them to the appropriate Supervisor.
- How were laneways, loading zones, garbage and accessible parking spots considered in the Environmental Assessment?
The use of the laneways for loading zones, garbage pick-up and accessible parking spots was considered as part of the Environmental Assessment. Further discussions with the BIA will occur throughout the detail design to best meet the requirements of the businesses.
- Will the cycle lanes be on street or segregated from traffic?
Cycle lanes will be at the same elevation as the sidewalk which provides for segregation from vehicular traffic.
- Where can I find more information on the scope of Region of Peel Downtown Capital Project Phase 1?
More information can be found here, including the FAQs for the Region of Peel project.
The Region of Peel project webpage can be found here.