Huntsville: Downtown Revitalization and Streetscaping

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The Downtown Revitalization and Streetscaping project in Downtown Huntsville is driven by the need for upgrades to aging infrastructure, including water and sewer utilities beneath Main Street. Partners for this project include the District of Muskoka, Town of Huntsville, Downtown Huntsville BIA, and the Huntsville & Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce.


July 2020 - What we're doing now:

  • As our community monitors COVID-19, the District of Muskoka and Town of Huntsville continues to work behind the scenes to design and bring the conceptual Streetscape Design Brief to reality

  • Thank you for your feedback on our Construction Timeline Survey! You submitted your Give us your feedback on construction timelines, staging/phasing, and when construction should start.


Construction Schedule:
Timing discussions underway as we monitor COVID-19:

Project Location: Downtown Huntsville - from Lorne Street up to and including the Swing Bridge (approximately 600m in length)

Project Summary: This project will include the complete rebuilding of water, sewer, and storm servicing. The roadway will be rebuilt and streetscaped to upgrade and revitalize the look and feel of downtown Huntsville. The swing bridge will also undergo minor maintenance activities such as steel repainting and weatherproofing. The District and Town of Huntsville are partnering together to complete this project.

Anticipated Public Impact:
Road, utility, and streetscape construction will require partial and potential full lane closures for intervals during this entire project. Discussions regarding exact construction staging and phasing to minimize impacts will continue to be the main topic of discussion with the partners and stakeholder groups. Brief utility service interruptions are anticipated during water and sewer removal and subsequent install (commissioning). Once exact dates and times are determined, both traffic and service interruptions will be included in regular communication updates in advance of their implementation.

We look forward to sharing more information about this project when more details are confirmed.
Please follow the project to stay updated on our plans!

The Downtown Revitalization and Streetscaping project in Downtown Huntsville is driven by the need for upgrades to aging infrastructure, including water and sewer utilities beneath Main Street. Partners for this project include the District of Muskoka, Town of Huntsville, Downtown Huntsville BIA, and the Huntsville & Lake of Bays Chamber of Commerce.


July 2020 - What we're doing now:

  • As our community monitors COVID-19, the District of Muskoka and Town of Huntsville continues to work behind the scenes to design and bring the conceptual Streetscape Design Brief to reality

  • Thank you for your feedback on our Construction Timeline Survey! You submitted your Give us your feedback on construction timelines, staging/phasing, and when construction should start.


Construction Schedule:
Timing discussions underway as we monitor COVID-19:

Project Location: Downtown Huntsville - from Lorne Street up to and including the Swing Bridge (approximately 600m in length)

Project Summary: This project will include the complete rebuilding of water, sewer, and storm servicing. The roadway will be rebuilt and streetscaped to upgrade and revitalize the look and feel of downtown Huntsville. The swing bridge will also undergo minor maintenance activities such as steel repainting and weatherproofing. The District and Town of Huntsville are partnering together to complete this project.

Anticipated Public Impact:
Road, utility, and streetscape construction will require partial and potential full lane closures for intervals during this entire project. Discussions regarding exact construction staging and phasing to minimize impacts will continue to be the main topic of discussion with the partners and stakeholder groups. Brief utility service interruptions are anticipated during water and sewer removal and subsequent install (commissioning). Once exact dates and times are determined, both traffic and service interruptions will be included in regular communication updates in advance of their implementation.

We look forward to sharing more information about this project when more details are confirmed.
Please follow the project to stay updated on our plans!

  • The Town of Huntsville and District of Muskoka requesting feedback on preliminary downtown streetscape options

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    4 months ago

    (March 3, 2020 – Huntsville): A preview of what Huntsville’s downtown could look like will be presented at a Community Information Session tonight, March 3, 2020 at 6pm at Partner’s Hall. Public feedback on the options will be accepted in person at the session and online at www.EngageMuskoka.ca from March 3 – 16, 2020.

    During the Community Information Session, the Town of Huntsville, the District and EXP Services will present preliminary streetscape design options derived from the conceptual 2018 Design Brief.

    The design is currently at 30% and this milestone offers the opportunity for public comment on specific elements to support the next phase in the project. Flexible parking surfaces, pedestrian considerations, Kent Park and considerations regarding a Lorne Street feature are elements open for feedback.

    For more information, follow the project updates at www.EngageMuskoka.ca

    (March 3, 2020 – Huntsville): A preview of what Huntsville’s downtown could look like will be presented at a Community Information Session tonight, March 3, 2020 at 6pm at Partner’s Hall. Public feedback on the options will be accepted in person at the session and online at www.EngageMuskoka.ca from March 3 – 16, 2020.

    During the Community Information Session, the Town of Huntsville, the District and EXP Services will present preliminary streetscape design options derived from the conceptual 2018 Design Brief.

    The design is currently at 30% and this milestone offers the opportunity for public comment on specific elements to support the next phase in the project. Flexible parking surfaces, pedestrian considerations, Kent Park and considerations regarding a Lorne Street feature are elements open for feedback.

    For more information, follow the project updates at www.EngageMuskoka.ca