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Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Mayor Pushing For Pedestrian Only Street In Uptown

Better signs pointing to the uptown, incentives for developers, and more promotion for newly-refurbished King Square are just some of the ideas being floated by Uptown Saint John as priorities for 2014.

There's one big ticket item for uptown development according to Mayor Mel Norton and the sooner it happens the better. The Mayor wants to see one of the streets in the uptown set aside for pedestrians only with no traffic allowed by next spring so the city can cash in with tourism dollars.

Waiting until 2015 would mean an entire season of tourist revenue lost according to the Mayor.
Prince William Street has been mentioned as one possibility but Uptown Saint John wants to first consult with the business community and come back with feedback before a decision is made.