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DVDC shares ideas about rail overpass

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“Downtown Village Development Corporation (DVDC)  has been working in recent months, with the collaborative support of the BIA and City Staff, to build

political support for the construction of a new pedestrian overpass over the downtown rail lands.

This pedestrian bridge would link present and future parking spaces on the city-owned Energy Court to Elgin St., the Elgin Greenway and the downtown core

“ We have gained the formal support of all parties involved including both the Federal and Provincial Governments in our

efforts to move this project forward”, says DVDC Director John Arnold. “Now we need the City to come to the table as the final partner to make this project a reality.”

The project is presently in the hands of the architectural and engineering firm J.L. Richards and City staff who are working to put together the final business case.

Not only will the pedestrian overpass open up badly needed convenient and affordable monthly parking options for current downtown businesses, it will support ongoing and future business attraction efforts in the downtown core. The additional accessible parking will also provide support for future legacy projects the city has formally committed to such as the Art Gallery/Library, Downtown Convention and Performance Centre, and the Place des Arts, while affirming downtown’s role as an economic engine and the true heart of our Greater City.

Established in 2003, the Downtown Village Development Corporation is a not-for-profit organization that identifies and pursues development opportunities, creates partnerships, and advocates for initiatives that stimulate business and residential investment in Sudbury’s historic core. In 2014, in recognition for its leadership and positive impact on economic growth and development, it was awarded the Northern Ontario Business Entrepreneurial Community of the Year Award.

For more information contact Susan Thompson, Managing Director

Downtown Village Development Corporation [email protected] Tel. 705-690-8286


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