DECEMBER 13th, 2019 – PRINCE RUPERT, B.C. – Following the release and presentation of the Redesign Rupert 2030 plan by Beasley and Associates last night at the Lester Centre, the City of Prince Rupert made a number of joint announcements with community partners. These announcements highlighted some of the ‘quick win’ initiatives that have come about as a part of the Redesign process – including:
- Establishment of a Vision Stewardship Council to oversee Redesign-related projects as well as an attraction and retention strategy, with the final structure to be formally established with Redesign partners - City of Prince Rupert, Prince Rupert Port Authority, DP World, Raymont Logistics, and Ridley Terminals Inc., as well as Metlakatla, Lax Kw’alaams and Gitxaala - early in the new year;
- The Prince Rupert Port Authority’s development plan, in partnership with the City, to enhance the habitat of the Seal Cove slough and create a waterfront park (see Port’s full release for additional details);
- The acquisition of Lot 9 from CN by the City of Prince Rupert’s wholly owned subsidiary, Legacy Inc. – with the eventual intention to extend 3rd Avenue through the lot and open up the surrounding area for future waterfront development;
- An announcement with Lax Kw’alaams committing to work together to build 60 units of housing, with the City providing the land;
- A collaboration between the City and Gitxaala to make a historic investment into a new ferry landing and marina at the proposed ‘Rupert’s Landing’ location.
- And, the City’s plan to renew the Official Community Plan beginning in 2020 to bring land use related proposals to the community for input.
The Prince Rupert 2030 Vision is the result of 18 different community engagement events in 2016-17, two multiple-day workshops in 2019, as well as a collaborative year of working with all project partners and the broader community to understand the biggest challenges facing residents of Prince Rupert. The Vision document is intended to provide actionable and aspirational initiatives that directly address community priorities. Additional details will be provided once the Vision Stewardship Council is established in the new year.
The full vision document is available, here.
A recording of the event is also available on the City's Youtube Channel, here.
Veronika Stewart, Communications Manager
250 627 0976