As many of you know, the good news is that the JCP has received the Trillium Foundation grant to go forward with the feasibility study. This study will provide us with the knowledge we need to go forward to the city with a proposal for Mavety street. This will include an assessment of the building and what it needs, the study of possible financial models, an architectural proposal for what the building could become and most important a needs assessment based in a series of community consultations.
The community assessment comes first and informs the other areas of the feasibility study, thus November will be community consultation month!
On Thursday the community consultation committee of the JCP met to further develop the charrette method, a creative brainstorming session, which we will be doing in various locations around the Junction. The purpose of the charrette is not just to find out what needs and desires might exist in the Junction area, but also to get inspired about the fantastic possibilities of community mobilization and engagement. Look out for posters for times and locations and come out and participate, lend your voice and creative thinking to developing a vision of what a community hub in the Junction could be!
All Junction neighbourhood members are invited to JCP General Meetings – stay connected for meeting announcements through signing up to the blog or through social media (see below).