Creating #MyMulock Property

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Mulock Property during the fall

About the Mulock Property

The Town of Newmarket's vision for this property is to create an iconic community park/outdoor green space. The site has a remarkable history and potential to become a focal point where community life, recreation, culture, heritage and conservation collide in innovative and engaging ways.

Mulock Property Final Draft Master Plan Reveal

Thank you to all the residents and stakeholders who shared their stories, ideas and feedback throughout this journey to create an extraordinary space for the community to enjoy. The Final Draft Master Plan was presented to Council at a Special Committee of the Whole meeting on April 20, 2021.

The final draft Master Plan was born from an extensive two-year community and stakeholder engagement process coupled with concept design work through different phases. The final draft master plan delivers more details on the features proposed in the final design concept that will enhance the natural beauty of this landmark property.

It is estimated that the property will be open for community use in 2024/2025 and cost approximately 40 million for construction costs and costs for project management, design, contract administration and other supporting studies. There will be no property tax impact for residents because the majority of the funding can be done through development charges. These development charges were collected for the purpose of building parks and recreational spaces for the community and can only be used for these purposes. Other funding sources include, but are not limited to parkland contributions, community benefit charges, dedicated reserves for trails and/or public art and potentially grants and sponsorship.

Given the large capital cost to construct this project, Newmarket Mayor and Members of Council decided to defer the budget approval for this project for the next 30-49 days. During this time, Council will do all necessary due diligence to gain a better understanding on how the funding source may affect future recreational amenities planned and any additional sponsorship and grant opportunities that will be available.

With the endorsement of the final master plan, the next steps would be to revisit the budgeting aspect of this project in 30-49 days at a future Special Committee of the Whole meeting, proceed with the detailed design work in a phased approach that is subject to budget approvals and an implementation process.

As the COVID-19 landscape begins to stabilize, the Town will continue to provide opportunities for the community to visit the property and get a glimpse of the exciting future in store.

Final Concept Design Revealed

Over the past two years, thousands of community members came together to learn about the Mulock Property, and share their experiences of the area and their ideas for the future of the site. The final design concept was presented to the public at a Facebook Live event on March 9, 2021. Re-watch the facebook live event, or view the video below for highlights of the design concept.

See more details of the final design concept by viewing the presentation. If you would like to provide your feedback, let us know using the comment tab below.

The final design concept was born through various conversations with local residents, Town Council, school groups and community leaders where five guiding principles emerged: [read the engagement report or video].

  1. Make it a destination
  2. Keep it natural
  3. Root it in diverse histories and look forward
  4. Create inclusive and accessible spaces
  5. Connect it to our town

In the Fall of 2020, three themes were created and based on feedback from various stakeholders and significant community engagement. These themes were narrowed down to one preferred design concept plan.

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About the Mulock Property

The Town of Newmarket's vision for this property is to create an iconic community park/outdoor green space. The site has a remarkable history and potential to become a focal point where community life, recreation, culture, heritage and conservation collide in innovative and engaging ways.

Mulock Property Final Draft Master Plan Reveal

Thank you to all the residents and stakeholders who shared their stories, ideas and feedback throughout this journey to create an extraordinary space for the community to enjoy. The Final Draft Master Plan was presented to Council at a Special Committee of the Whole meeting on April 20, 2021.

The final draft Master Plan was born from an extensive two-year community and stakeholder engagement process coupled with concept design work through different phases. The final draft master plan delivers more details on the features proposed in the final design concept that will enhance the natural beauty of this landmark property.

It is estimated that the property will be open for community use in 2024/2025 and cost approximately 40 million for construction costs and costs for project management, design, contract administration and other supporting studies. There will be no property tax impact for residents because the majority of the funding can be done through development charges. These development charges were collected for the purpose of building parks and recreational spaces for the community and can only be used for these purposes. Other funding sources include, but are not limited to parkland contributions, community benefit charges, dedicated reserves for trails and/or public art and potentially grants and sponsorship.

Given the large capital cost to construct this project, Newmarket Mayor and Members of Council decided to defer the budget approval for this project for the next 30-49 days. During this time, Council will do all necessary due diligence to gain a better understanding on how the funding source may affect future recreational amenities planned and any additional sponsorship and grant opportunities that will be available.

With the endorsement of the final master plan, the next steps would be to revisit the budgeting aspect of this project in 30-49 days at a future Special Committee of the Whole meeting, proceed with the detailed design work in a phased approach that is subject to budget approvals and an implementation process.

As the COVID-19 landscape begins to stabilize, the Town will continue to provide opportunities for the community to visit the property and get a glimpse of the exciting future in store.

Final Concept Design Revealed

Over the past two years, thousands of community members came together to learn about the Mulock Property, and share their experiences of the area and their ideas for the future of the site. The final design concept was presented to the public at a Facebook Live event on March 9, 2021. Re-watch the facebook live event, or view the video below for highlights of the design concept.

See more details of the final design concept by viewing the presentation. If you would like to provide your feedback, let us know using the comment tab below.

The final design concept was born through various conversations with local residents, Town Council, school groups and community leaders where five guiding principles emerged: [read the engagement report or video].

  1. Make it a destination
  2. Keep it natural
  3. Root it in diverse histories and look forward
  4. Create inclusive and accessible spaces
  5. Connect it to our town

In the Fall of 2020, three themes were created and based on feedback from various stakeholders and significant community engagement. These themes were narrowed down to one preferred design concept plan.

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    Where Inspiration Lives on for Generations to Come

    over 1 year ago

    In the late 1800s, Sir William Mulock purchased what is known today as the Mulock Property. Despite the intention to serve as his summer home, the property soon became a frequent place for important meetings, special occasions, and social gatherings. The estate was famous for its vast property lines, precise upkeep and stunning beauty. In fact, the property was renowned as a land of flowers, trees and velvet lawns that captivated visitors. The property’s beauty was greatly acknowledged by all, including notable guests, such as Guglielmo Marconi, Sir Frederick Banting, Charles Best and even the Prince of Wales, Edward VIII.

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