"Tonight is about this entire community, its future and its people" -- Mayor Lee Brain hailing the work towards the Prince Rupert 2030 vision which will be revealed tonight at the Lester Centre
It's almost showtime for the City of Prince Rupert and range of industrial and community partners, with the Lester Centre set to be the host and stage for redesign rupert as they introduce the roll out of the Prince Rupert 2030 vision plan, with Mayor Lee Brain and a number of other speakers set to chart the community's course for the next ten years.
The project has been a summer long initiative for City Council and number of stakeholders led by the Port of Prince Rupert, DP World, Ridley Terminals, Raymont Logistics and Community Futures of the Public Northwest.
Their efforts featured engagement sessions with local organizations and individuals, workshop sessions and other meetings with community stakeholders to better understand the challenges of the community and look to chart the future for the decade ahead.
As we outlined on Monday, the strategies from all of that engagement will be used to address a number of themes in Prince Rupert, such as housing, social infrastructure, urban design, parks and recreation, downtown revitalization and workforce retention to name a few of the themes.
The stakeholders brought in one of the highest regarded of city planners in Canada, with Larry Beasley, principle of Beasley and Associates providing for his input and research, with Mr. Beasley to be on hand to share the results of the last three to four months of work on the project.
Mayor Brain took his social media page earlier this morning with some thanks for the work of the stakeholders and to once again invite the public to take in the evening's information session.
The event starts at 7 PM at the Lester Centre of the Arts, and for those who cannot attend the event, it will be streamed live courtesy of CityWest.
The Prince Rupert based communication company will feature the Lester Centre presentation on Cable Channels 10 & HD310, on their Facebook page, as well as on its streaming page on the CityWest website.
For some of our previous notes on the planning process that led up to this evening's big reveal see our redesign rupert archive, as well as our notes from our Council Discussion page.