The Church-Wellesley Village Business Improvement Area (BIA), with PMA Landscape Architects, is developing a new Streetscape Master Plan for Church Street from Gloucester Street to Wood Street. They hosted an online public consultation on Sept. 9 and drop-in information sessions at Barbara Hall Park on Sept. 11 and 18. A pdf of the plan is posted online.
The Master Plan envisions many changes that will result in a significant improvement to Church Street. Enhancing the visual identity of the street, adding plantings and coordinated furnishings, and reimagining the laneways are just some of the planned changes.
At meetings and consultations during the planning process, CWNA Board members have advocated strongly for pedestrian priority to be the foundation for the Streetscape Master Plan.
The Business Improvement Area aims to present the final plan to its members by the end of the year. It will then be submitted to the City for approval.