Today, Tuesday 8 July, I am working on considerations for a proposal to submit to Kirkcaldy’s Ambition about how to develop the methods for public consultation on the new look for Kirkcaldy. There is a need to visualise the wide range of ideas from stakeholder groups to develop the consultation output methods to inform all. Visual images of how the proposed new spaces and developments will look within the town centre are vital to show everyone how future spaces will look. Kirkcaldy Ambitions is the umbrella group that aim to bring the ideas to fruition.
Fife Council Kirkcaldy4All Adam Smith Global Foundation Fife College Fife Cultural Trust
There are now 4 key areas that are to be developed within the town that will need to be linked and connected by some methods of access routes through design development :
Retail Centre Pedestrianised Zones Spaces for street events Other Services provision
Car Parking Improvements New Sea Wall and Waterfront access provision Developments
Adam Smith Visitor Centre Adam Smith Close Development Artisan and Cafe Culture zones Merchants House Spaces
Unique Independent Boutique and Specialist outlets Harbour Spaces
High Street links to Sailor’s Walk and Priory Campus Hotel Development
CULTURAL and HERITAGE QUARTER
Kirkcaldy Galleries Memorial Gardens Adam Smith Theatre Old Kirk Community Hub Fife College Educational and Venue Spaces
Kirkcaldy Town House Town Square Use Cultural events in the Town Centre Areas
All of these new distinct quarters or zones will require to be inter-connected to enable the town centre of Kirkcaldy become a holistic and co-ordinated urban environment that everyone can benefit from as the town centre develops as envisaged.