Would you like a playground or some pop-up street food in the castle parking lot?
Would you like to see a playground, fountain or street food stalls on the site of the castle parking lot?
York City Council asks people for their ideas. They are looking for arrangements for the area, which will be transformed once the parking lot is closed.
The area is part of the My Castle Gateway project and online events have been scheduled to help people get involved.
Cllr Nigel Ayre said: “My Castle Gateway is a major project that will help regenerate one of the key areas of our city center that has long been neglected.
“I invite all those who wish to contribute to get involved in the engagement process.
“Events will look in more detail at ways to bring these early design ideas to life. Your input into these online and offline conversations will help shape the concept design of what the new public space might look like. “
Proposals for the area include a playground, event space and a potential extension of the York Castle Museum.
They could also include a riverside walkway, fountains or other water features, and a clear route to the Castle Museum and Clifford’s Tower.
The council says it has pledged to provide parking to replace the castle parking closure – but plans for a multi-story storey at St George’s Field have been put on hold.
Learn more about the My Castle Gateway website.
Full details of the events are as follows:
- The Foss Riverside, Friday May 28, 5-6 p.m., online workshop
- My Castle Gateway in situ, Saturday May 29, 1 p.m. to 1 p.m., walk on site
- The Eye of York: The Legacy of Power, Tuesday June 1, 7-8 p.m., online workshop
- La Motte and Clifford’s Tower: Ritual and Reflection, Wednesday June 2, 7-8 p.m., online workshop
- A look at emerging design ideas and Q&A live, Thursday, June 10, 5:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., live stream on Facebook