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Tue, 22 Jul 2014
At the July 21, 2014 meeting, Council approved a number of new initiatives to be introduced into the Downtown, Kerr Village and Bronte Village Business Improvement Areas (BIAs) that will help address parking concerns and boost the vitality of these important commercial districts.
“We’re introducing immediate and long-term initiatives aimed at maximizing the number of residents, visitors, and shoppers who frequent these great areas in Oakville,” Mayor Rob Burton said. “As a Council we’re always looking at ways to enhance the economic vitality, accessibility and appeal of our downtown, Kerr and Bronte districts.”
Council approved six immediate actions to be implemented.
For all three BIAs —
For the Downtown and Kerr Village BIAs —
In addition, five revitalization initiatives were also approved:
“We’ll continue to work with the BIA executives and members as well as the community to make the shopping and visitor experience to Oakville the best it can be,” said Jane Clohecy, commissioner of Community Development for the town.
Funding for the ambassador program ($15,000) and various Kerr Village initiatives ($30,000) will be funded from the 2014 operation budget, while the parking garage feasibility study ($100,000) will be funded from the current parking reserve fund from the town’s capital budget. The Downtown Retail Strategy funding ($40,000) is included in the current Downtown Plan/Cultural Hub Study capital project.
Council also directed staff to report back on the appropriate patio fees for 2015-2016.