City of Kamloops Invites the Community to the North Shore Design Charrette

Release date: 
November 6, 2020

As part of the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan update, the City is inviting the public to participate in an upcoming design charrette (see details below). 

In September and October, members of the community shared their vision and ideas for the North Shore via public open houses, pop-up booths, and stakeholder meetings and via online engagement as the City kicked off the North Shore Neighbourhood Plan review and update process.

Feedback received will be used to help draft the vision, goals, and key principles that will provide direction for the policies, actions, and development guidelines in the updated plan. A summary report of the feedback received can be found on the City’s Let’s Talk North Shore Neighbourhood Plan website

City staff also conducted youth engagement with NorKam Senior Secondary students, who created photo journals of places around the North Shore that resonate or have value for them. The results of this project can be viewed on an interactive map at Maps.Kamloops.ca/NKPhotojournal

Design Charrette
The City will be holding a design charrette, which will consist of stakeholder meetings and two public events hosted by City staff and a design team. Key outcomes of the charrette will include ideas and design concepts for the Tranquille Market Corridor and North Shore Town Centre as well as actions that could be taken to further revitalize these areas. The process will draw from public and stakeholder input received during engagement activities so far. 

Attendance at each event will be limited to 25 participants. Residents are asked to RSVP in advance to the following events: 

Design Charrette Open House: Emerging Ideas
Date: Wednesday, November 18 
When: 3:30–5:30 pm OR 7:00–9:00 pm (Choose one)
Where: Holiday Inn & Suites, Ballroom, 675 Tranquille Road
Details: Event will include a presentation and opportunities to share feedback on preliminary sketches and emerging ideas. Masks are mandatory (Holiday Inn & Suites policy).

Design Charrette Open House: Concept Reveal 
Date: Saturday, November 21
When: 10:00 am–12:00 pm OR 1:00–3:00 pm (Choose one)
Where: Holiday Inn & Suites, Ballroom, 675 Tranquille Road
Details: Event will include a presentation and opportunities to share feedback on the draft design concepts that have emerged through the process. Masks are mandatory (Holiday Inn & Suites policy).

The City is committed to residents’ and staff’s health and safety and will be following the guidelines provided by the Provincial Health Officer, including limited event capacity, contact tracing, and safe physical distancing. Masks are required in accordance with the Holiday Inn & Suites’ corporate COVID-19 policy. 

For those who cannot attend the open houses, the design concepts will be available online for residents to provide feedback following the charrette on the City’s Let’s Talk North Shore Neighbourhood Plan website

To follow the project, subscribe to receive project updates on the Let’s Talk North Shore Neighbourhood Plan website