Main Street Revitalization
Update: Thank you to everyone who completed our online survey and gave their feedback on this proposed design. The survey is closed as of Friday, November 8 at 7 p.m.
To help reach our economic development and diversification goals, we are exploring options for a Main Street Revitalization project on 101 Avenue in the hamlet of Lac La Biche, between 100 Street and 103 Street. Our objectives are to create a more pedestrian-friendly environment, and to establish the downtown area as a place for residents and visitors to spend greater amounts of time, complete with on-street events and programming. This will have economic and tourism benefits, and it will encourage community pride. We envision a vibrant, animated downtown district where people feel encouraged to stay, shop and play. Utilities under Main Street need to be replaced anyway, so we have an opportunity to enhance the street's surface features at the same time.
How did we get here?
Underground infrastructure along Main Street is aging and needs to be replaced. Lac La Biche County wants to take this opportunity to enhance surface features at the same time as replacing utilities, but first we need to find a design that is functional and aesthetically pleasing for community members.
Three days of stakeholder engagement took place in the winter of 2019. Click here to read the "What We Heard" report that was later presented to County Council.
Council has also endorsed Design Objectives for this project. Click here to read the Design Objectives.
On behalf of the County, V3 Companies of Canada reviewed stakeholder feedback and started preparing design options for reconfiguring Main Street.
Below are some artistic renderings of how the intersection of 101 Avenue and 101 Street could look and feel after a revitalization project has been completed, if the community takes advantage of new features.
Below is the proposed design for 101 Avenue (east section of project area - 100 Street to 101 Street).
Below is the proposed design for 101 Avenue (centre section of project area - 101 Street to 102 Street).
Below is the proposed design for 101 Avenue (west section of project area - 102 Street to 103 Street).