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When the city council sat down in July to draft their strategic plan for their term, downtown revitalization was given top billing. The item was listed in the Council’s top six priorities, with movement schedules to begin in September of 2019.

Ten days into September City Staff and the Council will be reviewing the current plans during a committee of the whole this evening at 6 PM.

The current ‘City Centre Improvement Plan’ was originally drafted in 2005 and updated in 2008.

Will George, Manager of Economic Development, Communications, and Tourism, spoke with Q101 about the goals for this evening.

“The first step is that Council will be hearing from staff about the current (plan) that we have, and other strategic plans as they relate to downtown revitalization,” said George.

The 2008 plan included priorities like building a downtown plaza, the Voght Street Corridor, as well as gateways along Nicola Avenue.

The entire document can be found on the City of Merritt’s website.


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