Five Mile Hall Project

The County of Grande Prairie has acquired Five Mile Community Hall and the surrounding lands. There is interest in developing a school on the site and the County is seeking to maximize the use of the land while incorporating the existing buildings within the future development area around a plan for a school site. The design charrette creates a process of engagement seeking the greatest and best use of the existing buildings and land and how they may all fit functionally on the land.

Using the intensive design charrette process, the County is looking for ways to best design and develop the land that integrates a future school site with other potential needs of community stakeholders, is innovative in design, and acts as a community focal point. Ultimately, the Five Mile Design Charrette is one of the ways that the County of Grande Prairie is working to make our region a great place to live.

The County of Grande Prairie has acquired Five Mile Community Hall and the surrounding lands. There is interest in developing a school on the site and the County is seeking to maximize the use of the land while incorporating the existing buildings within the future development area around a plan for a school site. The design charrette creates a process of engagement seeking the greatest and best use of the existing buildings and land and how they may all fit functionally on the land.

Using the intensive design charrette process, the County is looking for ways to best design and develop the land that integrates a future school site with other potential needs of community stakeholders, is innovative in design, and acts as a community focal point. Ultimately, the Five Mile Design Charrette is one of the ways that the County of Grande Prairie is working to make our region a great place to live.

  • Project Purpose

    2 months ago
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    The purpose of this design charrette is simple: it is for a site plan to be developed that meets the needs and vision of multiple stakeholders and recreational groups and that seeks to best utilize County owned lands and resources.

    Project Objectives
    1. To design a site plan that best utilizes County owned lands and that meets the needs of a future school site.
    2. To integrate multiple recreation facilities that is functional and meets the needs of community stakeholders.
    3. To create both a local amenity and a regional destination that promotes community well-being.
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    The purpose of this design charrette is simple: it is for a site plan to be developed that meets the needs and vision of multiple stakeholders and recreational groups and that seeks to best utilize County owned lands and resources.

    Project Objectives
    1. To design a site plan that best utilizes County owned lands and that meets the needs of a future school site.
    2. To integrate multiple recreation facilities that is functional and meets the needs of community stakeholders.
    3. To create both a local amenity and a regional destination that promotes community well-being.
  • THE PROCESS

    2 months ago

    Preparation

    Preparation for the design charrette includes creating an inventory of existing recreation facilities in the region, gathering information on typical recreation facility sizes, and prepping material for the design charrette.

    Day 1- Learning + Visioning

    The first day of the design charrette is about learning from stakeholders, understanding the site, and identifying opportunities that will aid in creating a vision and ideas for the design day.

    Day 2 - Public Input

    The project team takes the learnings from Day 1 and begins creating design options. This day is intensive – by the end of the day there will be...

    Preparation

    Preparation for the design charrette includes creating an inventory of existing recreation facilities in the region, gathering information on typical recreation facility sizes, and prepping material for the design charrette.

    Day 1- Learning + Visioning

    The first day of the design charrette is about learning from stakeholders, understanding the site, and identifying opportunities that will aid in creating a vision and ideas for the design day.

    Day 2 - Public Input

    The project team takes the learnings from Day 1 and begins creating design options. This day is intensive – by the end of the day there will be a number of different design concepts for discussion on day 3. People are welcome to come in to see the process in action.

    Day 3 - Public Feedback

    The Stakeholder groups are invited back to give the project team feedback on different design options. This feedback will lead into a refinement process of a preferred design on day 4.

    Day 4 - Design Refinement + Presentation to Public

    With the comments received from Feedback Day, we will be refining the site design and presenting the new design to the stakeholder groups and general public. At this stage the intent is to have a conceptual site plan that reflects the collective vision developed from the stakeholder groups.

    AFTERWARDS

    Following the design charrette we will be preparing a detailed report including outcomes of the design charrette, implementation tools, and a cost estimate to take before Council.