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Portland Street Improvements Complete

(Friday, January 19/07)-- Councillor Gloria McCluskey announced today the final phase of a three- year project to upgrade the street infrastructure in downtown Dartmouth, between Alderney Drive and Victoria Road, has been completed.

This project was part of HRM Capital District Task Force Urban Design Project and outlined in the Streetscape Guidelines and Plans final report in March 2004.

“This project committed over $1.2 million dollars to upgrade the streets, sidewalks, lighting, seating, signage and other pedestrian amenities so necessary for the growth of our downtown” said Councillor McCluskey.

Matthew Moir, Chair of the Downtown Business Commission, said: “Our Commission and members were involved in every phase of the implementation of this project and its completion provides additional incentive for the further re-vitalization of our commercial sector in the downtown core.”

The Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission is also working with the three levels of government to develop a partnership in support of a building facade improvement project in the downtown core.

Councillor McCluskey said completion of upgrades to the building facades is a key element of the Urban Design Project and is critical in the overall revitalization of downtown Dartmouth.

She said there have been major renovations to a number of buildings on Portland Street. Urchin Holdings property, on the corner of King and Portland, and A.L. Mattattall Funeral Home have both undergone extensive upgrades over the past few months.



Councillor Gloria McCluskey

Matthew Moir
Chair, Downtown Dartmouth Business Commission




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