Municipal hub : A few days until the unveileing of the architectural contest winner
On September 25, citizens will finally discover what the municipal hub—slated to open in 2022—will look like. This project, which is such an important one for the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion, will include City Hall, the Library, a public square and an aquatic complex, which will be added as part of the second phase. Among the four finalists of the architectural competition, the big winner will be unveiled during a press webcast conference.
“Outside of the construction of the filtration and water treatment plants, the municipal hub is clearly one of the most important projects in the history of our municipality. On September 25, citizens and City employees will have the opportunity to discover the new hub, which is slated to 2022 and is no doubt to become a focus of citizen life. I wish to thank the members of the citizen committee, the members of the technical committee and the judges for their involvement,” stated Mayor Guy Pilon.
The press conference will be webcast on September 25 at 1:30 p.m. on the csur.tv community television and Web platforms.
A fall season focused on consultation
The unveiling of the municipal hub’s architectural concept is the first in a series of critical events that is sure to appeal to citizens. In fact, the latter will be called upon this fall to provide their opinions on two major challenges for the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion: the revision of the urban plan and 2020–2025 strategic planning.
On October 17, citizens are invited to take part in a workshop aimed at allowing them to express their opinions on the City’s upcoming urban planning and development themes. The themes to be tackled include the following: living environments, industrial parks and employment nodes, commercial services, natural and agricultural components, parks, green spaces and amenities, mobility and anthropogenic constraints, heritage, and recreational and tourist destination hubs. In short, all urban planning challenges will be tackled, and citizens will also have the possibility of adding any topics regarding land use planning that they wish to discuss. This consultation will take place on October 17 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Centre Multisports. Another workshop is anticipated to take place at Centre Multisports on November 21 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. However, this one will be solely focused on planning the De la Gare neighbourhood and the future municipal hub. Information regarding registration will be available shortly on the City’s Web site and social media.
At the same time, as publicized some time ago, the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion initiated a strategic planning process that will cover the 2020–2025 period. This exercise cannot be carried out without the contribution of citizens. The latter are invited to share their ideas and suggestions for projects that will guide the municipal council’s decision both in the medium and long term. A survey will be posted on the City’s Web site in October. A team will also be present on public sites in order to gather the opinion of citizens and take note of their suggestions.
All of these actions focus on a single objective: define the priorities and challenges for the City of Vaudreuil-Dorion for the coming years in order to provide citizens with an environment that is welcoming, human and dynamic.