Public Consultations on ‘Parcel 4’ to Begin Next Week

By Sarah Klein

Parcel 4 - The Forks
The piece of land known as Parcel 4 located just off Waterfront Drive near The Forks. (GOOGLE STREET VIEW)

Public consultations on what to do with the piece of land known as Parcel 4 at The Forks are scheduled for next week.

The Forks Renewal Corporation is holding open consultations on June 19 and 20 to gauge public opinion on ideas for the six-acre space and the equally as big rail side area near the Canadian Museum for Human Rights.

“It’s important that we consider as many options as we can when people envision this space,” said Jim August, chief executive officer of The Forks. “These workshops will focus on creating the best public space within an overall mixed use plan.”

Uses for the space could include a replacement parking structures along the rail line fronted by a mix of uses that could include commercial, cultural and educational and upper floor residential.

The public workshops will run from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. Those planning to attend are being asked to RSVP to Spaced is limited in each session to 80 participants.