LaSalle Looking For Feedback On Waterfront Development Plans

Wednesday January 27th, 2021

Posted at 1:51pm

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The Town of LaSalle is moving forward with plans to develops the waterfront and is looking for feedback.

The LaSalle Small Coast Waterfront Project is planned to be a connected, multi-amenity environment that offers the community an expanded, year-round destination. It will be an authentic site that captures the rich history and culture of LaSalle.

The individual components will offer a mix of uses for both indoor and outdoor programming. The parkland will be a walkable, active and passive recreational environment that links the buildings with the landscape. It will also be a sustainable and technology-infused environment welcoming users of all ages and abilities.

“Phase 1 of the project included the acquisition of the lands needed to complete the vision. Seven additional properties have been secured, and together, with the existing holdings, will provide for a waterfront park of approximately 65 Acres,” said Kevin Miller, Director of Special Projects. 

In December, administration presented concepts to LaSalle Council for phases 2A and 2B-2. Project components include:

  • a 30,000 square foot event centre at the former Westport Marina site
  • Leisure zones offering passive areas with indigenous plants and landscaping
  • Sports zone upgrading the courts currently located at the site
  • Summer water splash pad/fountain that converts to an ice skating feature in the winter
  • Trails connecting the site from one end to the other
  • Relocated boat launch
  • A historic zone featuring a museum that was once the house built by the first Mayor of LaSalle in the 1920s. The site will be an accessible and interactive location celebrating our English, French and Indigenous cultures.

Between Wednesday, January 27th and Monday, March 1st, the Town will be releasing a series of videos to share information about the project. In addition, a survey and polls will be shared, asking for the community’s feedback on the concepts.

The Town will be using PlaceSpeak to share information about the Small Coast Waterfront Project. This is also a platform that allows the community to share their thoughts with Town administration. The Town encourages the community to participate and review the project resources on PlaceSpeak. 

Feedback about the Small Coast Waterfront Project will be accepted until March 1st, 2021.

Learn about the Small Coast Waterfront Project at www.placespeak.com/lasallewaterfront.

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