Racv pleads for calder highway funding boost
With federal highway funding running out, City Council will be working with the City of St. John’s to boost funding for its Calder Boulevard toll plaza.
A report presented to councillors Tuesday said there was a proposal to build the parking deck at Calder Boulevard on a portion of the plaza, but that was halted last year over the proposed amount. The report recommended funding up to $100,000 toward construction of a $1.5-million deck, including some money for work on retaining walls to protect pedestrians.
Coun. Joe Clark said Wednesday the city could take back the land at the west end of the plaza without having to work with the city that owns it.
„I mean, I haven’t seen anything from the city that has been consistent that says this is a priority at all, or that they would invest in it to any significant extent,“ Clark said. „It is frustrating when you know it’s not something that can be done with a handout.“
Council also will examine a possible proposal from the city to redevelop the west end of the plaza as a park area or urban walking trail. The city has proposed creating some sort of greenway along Calder to ease traffic and encourage cycling.
The c카지노ity has submitted plans for the plaza to the provincial cabinet for review. City officials said the city staff has already received f솔레어카지노eedback on the plans and no decisions have been made about any changes.
City staff will need to finalize a proposal by next week, Clark said. Council will also continue to be briefed on the city’s plan to build a new public park on the site to be known as the Westgate Residences.
Clark noted council has previously indicated it wanted the plan to include a walkable street from Calder Boulevard to Newmarket Avenue as part of the redevelopment plans.
The City C영천출장안마ouncil will reconvene at 2 p.m. Tuesday.