Revitalizing B.C.

News_RevitalizingBC

Three MMM Kelowna team members will showcase revitalization projects at a joint meeting for the Kootenay and Rocky Mountain chapters of the Local Government Management Association of British Columbia (LGMA), taking place April 15 – 17 in Nelson, B.C.

Davin Shillong, Project Manager – Municipal Planning, will present the Downtown Revitalization Plan that MMM completed for Trail, B.C. He will discuss the ongoing challenges faced by the city in the downtown prior to undertaking the Revitalization Plan, and the categorical success that has been achieved since the implementation of the Plan’s various recommendations. This session will also include a presentation by Jim Roe, Project Manager – Infrastructure & Environment, discussing alternate funding opportunities that help these plans come to fruition.

Robert Fershau, Manager of Landscape Architecture, will provide a walking tour of MMM’s Hall Street Corridor project. This will provide participants with a first-hand example of how a streetscape revitalization plan can enhance the public realm through the creation of a ‘complete street’- a street which increases pedestrian safety and mobility, improves public amenities, and maintains traffic flow and parking while enhancing the overall visitor experience.

LGMA is a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting professional management and leadership excellence in local government.

More information on the meeting can be found at http://www.lgma.ca/EN/main/about/chapters/west-kootenay-boundary.html.