Stakeholder Workshop – March 9, 2017

Brandon University is making its Mark on the City!

Brandon University is excited to invite you to our third Stakeholder Workshop event on March 9th, to continue our conversation about the Campus Master Plan and Space Plan, and now, including the Brandon University Downtown property. This is an exciting time for the University as they move forward with two very significant and progressive initiatives.

The University has embarked on a plan to establish a presence in the heart of Downtown Brandon. This will entail the acquisition of properties to form a consolidated parcel of nearly 70,000 square feet of land for future development, located on the 100-block of downtown Brandon, between Ninth Street and 10th Street. This is an exciting development that will be transformative for both the University, the downtown area, and for the entire city. This new initiative opens the door to a multitude of opportunities including: advancing the University’s Academic Plan; enabling the implementation of the Campus Master Plan; and meeting student and senior housing needs. This initiative will be catalytic for the future of downtown Brandon as it represents one of the most significant developments for the University and City in several decades.

We are excited! We want to continue the conversation with you and want your assistance in guiding and shaping a new direction for the University!

The Downtown Initiative: Although we touched on the downtown initiative briefly in the last workshop event, we will now want to delve more deeply and work through the analysis, constraints, and opportunities for the site, and even work through a preliminary concept plan.

Campus Master Plan and Space Plan: For the Campus Master Plan, we will be discussing the contents of the Draft Campus Master Plan Document, focusing on the policies outlined in the Built Form, Open Space, and Movement Frameworks therein. We will also be reviewing the summary of the Space Planning analysis and will want to garner preliminary ideas on a Phasing Strategy for the Master Plan.

Public Open House: The outcomes of the stakeholder workshop discussion will be displayed at a Public Open House in the evening of March 9th at Harvest Hall on campus. At this event, participants, in a public forum, will be able to provide their comments on the content and results of the workshop. All stakeholders of the workshop are invited to participate in the Open House Event to listen in on what the public has to say on the Campus Master Plan and the Downtown initiative. The content will be articulated through compelling visuals and explanatory annotation, displayed on interactive panels, which provide a means for participants to engage in discussions with the Consultant Team. We are looking to garner as much feedback as possible from participants in order to refine the Draft Campus Master Plan document, as well as provide direction on the future of the downtown property.

RSVP: Please RSVP to Susan Smale at Smale@BrandonU.CA by March 3rd, 2017

Workshop Agenda

  • Date: March 9th, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
  • Location: Louis Riel Room, Brandon University

Event Structure:

1:00 pm – 1:45 pm

Presentation The Consultant Team will present an overview of the process to date, a walk through of the Draft Campus Master Plan Document, a summary of the Space Planning Analysis, and the analysis of the Brandon Downton property.

1:45 pm – 3:45 pm

Workshop SessionParticipants will be asked to break out in small groups and work through the information provided. The exercise will include an affirmation or revision to the policies of the Draft Document; establishing a Vision and Principles for the Downtown property; and working through the opportunities and preliminary concept plan presented for the site and context.

3:45 pm – 4:00 pm

Report Back and Next StepsA selected participant from each group will be asked to report back on their discussion and outcomes. The Consultants will close with next steps in the project process.

Refreshments will be provided at this event.

Contacts for Further Information:

Gail Shillingford
Project Manager – DIALOG

P: 416-849-6825

Susan Smale
Director, Business Operations – Brandon University

P: 204-727-9723