The Commissioner of Development & Infrastructure provided an introduction to the presentation regarding the Mulock Property and advised that the objective of this presentation was to provide Council with a summary of the work to date related to phase one of the project and community engagement, as well as to receive Council feedback and direction, and develop design options as part of launching into phase two. He advised that over 3,000 people were consulted thus far in the project and reminded Council that all of the engagement was complete prior to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The presenters introduced themselves as Lisa Rapoport, PLANT Architect Inc., and Sara Udow, Process. Lisa Rapoport provided an introduction to the presentation and reviewed the archaeology of the site to address the project constraints with Council.
Sara Udow provided an overview of the public consultation objectives and process, and outlined who had been included thus far in the public engagement opportunities. She provided Council with a video that summarized the visions and design elements expressed throughout the public consultation opportunities. The presentation continued with the identification of the five priorities/guiding principles of a destination, rooted in history & forward looking, connected, natural, and inclusive & accessible.
The presentation provided an overview of the destination design themes which included art hub opportunities, summer and winter destination themes, and skate path design options. Members of Council had the opportunity to comment on each of these ideas and provided feedback to the presenters regarding permanent and temporary art pieces, active uses of nature and the skating trail placement.
The presentation continued with a focus on the rooted in history and forward looking guiding principle. The presenters provided an overview of the site and surrounding areas, and showed options to bring the past and present together through art and built spaces. The presentation also reviewed the natural guiding principle by addressing the landscape and ecology of the site, and options for natural enhancement. Members of Council had the opportunity to comment on these design items and provided feedback to the presenters regarding the history of the site and house, addition of art pieces, and the landscape elements.
The presentation continued by providing an overview of the connected, and inclusive & accessible guiding principles, along with the accompanying design options for the site including food options, pavilions, performance spaces, and active spaces. Members of Council had the opportunity to comment on these design items and provided feedback to the presenters regarding the inclusion of trails on the site, parking placement options, and natural gathering hubs.
The presentation concluded with an overview of the options available for the interior of the house, with inclusion of an elevator, possible event space, meeting and food spaces. Members of Council had the opportunity to comment on these design items and provided feedback to the presenters regarding use of space, potential for events, and the elevator placement. The presenters advised that the next steps for the Mulock Property project include developing three master plan options and continuing public consultation.