Public Engagement results: Replacing the H.G.R. Mews
The City of St. John’s is planning to replace the H.G.R Mews Community Centre. During late May and early June, the city engaged with residents, neighbours, user groups and stakeholders to seek input on facility features, accessibility, potential partnerships, programming and impact on the neighbourhood.
Feedback noted that current programs and services should continue in an updated, welcoming, and accessible space. Additionally, significant feedback was provided on how a new space could build and improve on existing features. The ‘What we Heard’ report is available here
During engagement, current and potential users were asked a series of questions online and in person. The process included:
- Meetings with immediate neighbours
- An online survey and in-person sessions with recreation groups and partners
- project page on EngageStJohn's.ca with over 1,700 visits and 123 active engagements
- A kiosk at the H.G.R Mews community centre with drop in engagement opportunities
- A focus group with newcomers
- Meetings with the City’s Inclusion and Seniors Advisory Committees
Budget for replacement is $24 million. The newly built facility will be of a similar size and scope as the existing centre. The timeline for construction will be available after the design for the new facility is complete.
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