Morgan Lanigan

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Commented on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 1 year, 6 months ago
Garden Street is a great gateway into the Uptown with landscaping, greenery, and the dome from the old General Hospital. Dorchester Street, however, leaves a lot to be desired even though it's immediately adjacent to and visibly exposed to Garden Street. Open backsides of buildings and wide expanses of parking lots aren't very welcoming. Improving the appearance of our gateways will certainly help with first impressions.
Commented on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 1 year, 6 months ago
Broad Street is *way* too broad. It's a wasteland of asphalt originally built to accommodate heavy truck traffic (that has since been rerouted to 1-Mile House) and is a barrier to development and access to the water. The street width could easily be cut in half and the space used for active transportation, or the street could be made into a wide boulevard with trees and greenery, like a big green beltway that reconnects the streets to the south..
Commented on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 1 year, 6 months ago
South Market Street is a fantastic street and we have very few of these alley-type streets in Saint John. With the City Market to the north and all its overhead doors in the atrium, this could make for the perfect pedestrian street. Renovating the facades of the buildings on the south face would also promote more shops to co-locate here and build on the vibrancy of the City Market. It would make for an excellent weekend open market street.
Supported a comment by Andrea Thornton Kikuchi on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 1 year, 6 months ago
Andrea Thornton Kikuchi
We should have a 'park and ride' system for the uptown area. That way, we can encourage development of vacant lots and have designated parking where those can hop a 'Park & Ride bus' to take them around the Central Peninsula. This is done during major snowstorms and should become the norm.
Commented on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 1 year, 6 months ago
Union Street needs help. It's a traffic sewer but has great built form that could support more and better businesses. It's also a huge barrier to development because it's very difficult to cross. Strongly emphasizing pedestrian crossings and making it more inconvenient for drivers will help bring back businesses and shopper to the area. Improving connectivity north and south of Union will be of benefit to both neighbourhoods and unify the central peninsula.
Commented on Central Peninsula Neighbourhood Action Plan 1 year, 6 months ago
Prince William is, hands down, a beautiful street but its vibrancy is somewhat lacking. There are a number of restaurants and shops here, but they are interspersed regularly with blank facades (Bank of Canada Building) and corporate offices or low-volume tenants at street level that interrupt the potential Focusing on street-level activity and uses that encourage a vibrant street culture is needed here.