February 21, 2012
City Hall News
A Brave New
Downtown renewal a step
by Starlee Renton, City of Chwk
has received the Downtown Task Force Report and has directed staff
and the newly formed Implementation Committee to move forward with
next steps. The recommendations in the report will require further
analysis of resources, impact, timelines and potential partnerships.
"Thank you to the Task Force for all the hard work and thoughtful
recommendations that went into this report," said Mayor Sharon Gaetz.
"You have given Council and our community much to consider and we
look forward to moving forward with the discussion and required
The Task Force Report outlines twenty recommendations for realizing
the Downtown Chilliwack Vision sooner than the thirty years outlined
in the 2010 Downtown Land Use and Development Plan. The
recommendations relate to land development and assembly, social
issues, revitalization incentives, marketing, unsightly premises,
implementation and monitoring. Some of the recommendations in the
report will require further analysis for resources, impact, and
timelines and for potential partnerships. Others expand on the
existing initiatives and improvements already underway.
The Task Force Report and action updates can be found online at
www.chilliwackdowntownplan.ca. We are using the hashtag #Chwkdtplan
to discuss the plan on Twitter. Questions and comments about the
plan can be emailed to
here or contact
the City of Chilliwack Planning Department at 604-793-2906.
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