Hillcrest Reconstruction Project

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

Much of the water, sewer, and road infrastructure in Hillcrest has reached the end of its service life and needs to be upgraded. The Hillcrest Reconstruction project is being initiated by the City of Whitehorse to renew and revitalize this public infrastructure.

  • The first Hillcrest Reconstruction Project design concept was completed in 2012, then updated in 2016.
  • In 2017, the Local Improvement Charge (LIC) bylaw was defeated due to a lack of community support. The 2016 conceptual designs for the improvements were prepared with input from Hillcrest residents.
  • These concepts remain a valuable starting point as this process is re-initiated in 2022.
  • Since 2017, the City developed the Infrastructure Reconstruction and Local Improvement Policy. The policy reflects a more commonly used approach across Canada where the City takes responsibility for replacing infrastructure within the road right of way, without the need for a neighbourhood referendum.

Property owners will be given the opportunity to take advantage of the project to upgrade their buried water and sewer service connections, most of which are now over 60 years old and are due for replacement, at their expense.

New household connections will require a recirculation system for frost protection which will dramatically reduce water consumption from bleeders. The reconstruction project encompasses replacement of all roads and buried utilities in the neighbourhood, except for Sunset Drive North between Roundel and Park Lane. This portion of the subdivision was constructed in 1979, and as such will not be upgraded at this time.

Public engagement, planning, and detailed design are being completed in 2022 and through the winter of 2023, with construction anticipated to begin in Spring of 2023 (contingent on Funding Approval). The reconstruction works will be divided into four phases.

What we're asking now:

We are asking for input from Hillcrest residents about their ideas and aspirations for the reconstruction project, so they can be considered and addressed through the design. The draft updated concept will be prepared based on feedback from the public, the City, and the engineering design team. It will be presented for a final round of input from the public before detailed design and construction go forward.

How to get involved:

  • Sign up for regular project updates at: engagewhitehorse.ca/hillcrest
  • Review the previous concept here (Links are under Draft 2: Design Revisions, dated December 2016)
  • Share your feedback by completing the survey (opens June 28)
  • Learn more about the project and provide your input by attending an open house:

Our promise to you

We will keep Hillcrest residents involved throughout the process to ensure that your input and aspirations are consistently understood and considered.

Check in at engagewhitehorse.ca/hillcrest to get project updates and provide input.

Much of the water, sewer, and road infrastructure in Hillcrest has reached the end of its service life and needs to be upgraded. The Hillcrest Reconstruction project is being initiated by the City of Whitehorse to renew and revitalize this public infrastructure.

  • The first Hillcrest Reconstruction Project design concept was completed in 2012, then updated in 2016.
  • In 2017, the Local Improvement Charge (LIC) bylaw was defeated due to a lack of community support. The 2016 conceptual designs for the improvements were prepared with input from Hillcrest residents.
  • These concepts remain a valuable starting point as this process is re-initiated in 2022.
  • Since 2017, the City developed the Infrastructure Reconstruction and Local Improvement Policy. The policy reflects a more commonly used approach across Canada where the City takes responsibility for replacing infrastructure within the road right of way, without the need for a neighbourhood referendum.

Property owners will be given the opportunity to take advantage of the project to upgrade their buried water and sewer service connections, most of which are now over 60 years old and are due for replacement, at their expense.

New household connections will require a recirculation system for frost protection which will dramatically reduce water consumption from bleeders. The reconstruction project encompasses replacement of all roads and buried utilities in the neighbourhood, except for Sunset Drive North between Roundel and Park Lane. This portion of the subdivision was constructed in 1979, and as such will not be upgraded at this time.

Public engagement, planning, and detailed design are being completed in 2022 and through the winter of 2023, with construction anticipated to begin in Spring of 2023 (contingent on Funding Approval). The reconstruction works will be divided into four phases.

What we're asking now:

We are asking for input from Hillcrest residents about their ideas and aspirations for the reconstruction project, so they can be considered and addressed through the design. The draft updated concept will be prepared based on feedback from the public, the City, and the engineering design team. It will be presented for a final round of input from the public before detailed design and construction go forward.

How to get involved:

  • Sign up for regular project updates at: engagewhitehorse.ca/hillcrest
  • Review the previous concept here (Links are under Draft 2: Design Revisions, dated December 2016)
  • Share your feedback by completing the survey (opens June 28)
  • Learn more about the project and provide your input by attending an open house:

Our promise to you

We will keep Hillcrest residents involved throughout the process to ensure that your input and aspirations are consistently understood and considered.

Check in at engagewhitehorse.ca/hillcrest to get project updates and provide input.

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    We are asking for input from Hillcrest residents about their ideas and aspirations for the reconstruction project, so they can be considered and addressed through the design. The draft updated concept will be prepared based on feedback from the public, the City, and the engineering design team. It will be presented for a final round of input from the public before detailed design and construction go forward. This short survey is one of the ways we are gathering input from Hillcrest residents about the project.

    Take Survey
    Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link
Page last updated: 25 Jul 2022, 02:50 PM