|Waterfront development is set to move forward near the Kwinitsa|
station area following a grant funding announcement by the
BC Government earlier today
The British Columbia government has divvied up some 20 million dollars in Provincial recovery spending today and among the 38 projects in rural areas to receive a share is the Prince Rupert waterfront plans for the Kwinitsa Station area.
With 1 million dollars on its way to the City of Prince Rupert towards the Waterfront Airport Ferry Landing Development.
In the Provincial announcement which you can review here, Premier John Horgan observed as to how the Rural Economic Recovery program grans will support and diversify rural communities.
“We are working to support economic recovery in every corner of the province, so families and communities can get through the pandemic and start looking towards their futures again. These shovel-ready projects will put people living in rural British Columbia back to work immediately and support building diversified economies in their communities.”
Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain was quick to celebrate the funding award with the followers of his Social Media page, providing an overview of how the funding will be put to use.
His comments touched on the nature of the partnership between the City and Gitxaala Nation, which was first outlined back at the Rupert 2030 Vision presentation of 2019.This investment is in addition to the existing funds that have been allocated between the City and Gitxaala Nation partnership to rebuild the main waterfront area, set to be completely transformed with detailed designs currently underway.
In his Social Media post of today (available here), the Mayor has received a number of accolades from his followers related to the announcement; as well as questions related to the funding, with the Mayor choosing to reply to some of the correspondents on themes he wishes to expand on.
In his statement he notes that the City has plans to deliver a full update for the community to outline the ongoing plans for the area in question set for early this Spring.
For now you can review some of the history of the proposed development from our archive page that tracks some of the Vision plan projects of 2019.
For more notes on the work of City Council see our archive page here.