Description of Project and Lessons Learned
The intent of the Master Plan for Northern Bruce Peninsula is to define user “needs” and identify what the Municipality should consider providing; including the level of service standards for leisure facilities, where facilities should be located, when they will be required, their costs, and how they should be funded to ensure the ability to finance their needs.
In addition, the Master Plan will also reflect the current and future recreational and park needs of the municipality. It should be recognized by the consultant that the Plan will not be static and needs to have methods for monitoring and review adjustments incorporated into it. This study will include a structural review of each municipally owned recreation and community building. Recommendations surrounding feasibility of these building will be included within the report.
This project also included the integration of a Waterfront Revitalization Plan for the municipality’s signature waterfront area. GSP developed guiding principles to use in preparing
an assessment of the existing conditions while identifying key opportunities that could be incorporated into the final conceptual design(s) stages.
The Arena Project Expansion was not part of the original scope of the RFP. It become evident early on that if MGA/GSP wanted the Master Plan to
be comprehensive and represent the entire landscape of recreation in the Municipality, the Arena Project Expansion needed to be included. As a result of this observation additional consultation took place on the specific plans for the Lion’s Head Arena expansion project. This adaptation to the original scope of the Master Plan resulted in a thorough Plan that will assist the Municipality for the next ten years.