Regeneration Kemptville Campus
Kemptville Campus is undertaking a Master Plan process. This page is here to provide updates on the process.
After two public consultations, and input from the Master Plan Advisory Board, and other community stakeholder groups, the Campus is pleased to report that the Final Master Plan is complete.
“This is a significant accomplishment,” stated Board Chair and North Grenville Mayor Nancy Peckford. “The Campus Board wishes to acknowledge and thank the many community members who eagerly participated in this exciting planning exercise.”
“A special thank you to planner Paul Hicks of Re:Public Urbanism and his team - Projet Paysage and CIMIA+, for their professionalism, collective expertise and continued commitment to this project,” said Pat Rémillard, Project Manager for the Campus. “The Master Plan process was very well executed, and the final report is exceptional; we are most grateful for their efforts.”
“This important project has taken over a year to complete, during very unusual times,” said Campus Board member and Deputy Mayor Jim McManaman. “As one of the last acts of the current Board, it feels good to have a document to guide the Campus towards the future.”
In terms of next steps, the Campus Board will be meeting with Paul Hicks later in March to initiate planning discussions for the first phase of the Master Plan implementation. Please stay tuned for further updates.
Up to the present time - since the acquisition by the Municipality of North Grenville, the Campus has evolved under the three guiding pillars of Education and Training, Economic Development and Health and Wellness and under an over-arching theme of Sustainability and Resiliency. As a former college campus, the concepts of education and training were inseparably linked to the Campus through its layout and architecture and the types of facilities it has.
Today, and into the future the Campus will continue to play an important and even larger role in providing early years, primary, secondary, post-secondary and adult education for North Grenville and the surrounding region. It is becoming apparent that education and training opportunities are not restricted to just the four walls of a classroom, and this plan takes a broad view of education and training throughout the Campus lands from its workshops and R&D facilities; to its agricultural operations and working landscapes; to its sports fields; to its nature features and areas - linking Economic Development and Health and Wellness for all stakeholder groups.
To download the Final Master Plan select one of the links below. A summary of the Master Plan is also available in French.
A crowd of close to 100 people turned out on Monday evening this week to participate in the Kemptville Campus Master Plan Open House. The attendees included residents, business people, Campus tenants and concerned citizens, including alumni and former instructors at Kemptville College.
The Master Plan process is an opportunity for the community to have its say in the future direction of the Campus. The event was held at the WB George Centre on Campus.