A vision of how a central part of the St. John's cityscape could look in the future has been made public, with the city releasing the concept of a re-imagined Churchill Square for public feedback.
The first round of public engagement for the redesign of Churchill Square came in 2020, resulting in the city release of a “What We Heard” document in August. That document presented a concept plan with ideas and suggestions from stakeholders and the public.
The public consultation involved an interactive project page, online survey and virtual meetings resulting in feedback with several themes:
- A call for more pedestrian-friendly space
- More outdoor amenities
- More parking, that is more accessible and efficient
- More green space.
The concept plan will go before council for consideration.
Churchill Square is already the location of significant local development, this after the 21 approval of a six-storey mixed-use building on the site of the old Dominion grocery store.
There are also planned changes to the area parking system as well as plans to upgrade lighting.
To view the plan and provide feedback, visit the project page.