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Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Prince William Could Become Pedestrian-Only Street In The Near Future

A pilot project to turn Prince William into a temporary pedestrian-only street for festivals, concerts and other uptown events could be coming sooner rather than later. 

Anne McShane of Uptown Saint John speaking to city council saying they want to build on what's happening with the Market Square Boardwalk which is a permanent pedestrian street. 

She says we want to make sure whatever they do works with that and doesn't compete with or cannibalize that.

Councillor Bill Farren raising some concerns about the project since Prince William is being refurbished into the fall and Councillor Shirley McAlary worried about the potential price-tag. Mayor Mel Norton explains he wants to see it in place by this summer, saying in large part it goes back to adding quality of life which will attract people and also says it also drives economic development. 

Council passing a motion to ask City Staff to bring back a report of recommendations.