Posts Tagged ‘Nicol St’

Run-down downtown theatre gets new life as banquet hall

Nanaimo businessman spending $300,000 to turn Caprice Theatre into ‘conference centre’

Robert Barron, Daily News

Published: Wednesday, July 18, 2012

New life is being pumped into the old Caprice Theatre on Nicol Street in downtown Nanaimo.

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Design Consultants Tackling Nicol Street Divide

Nicol Street, also known as Highway 1, divides the South End, contributes to some of our social ills, and is a big issue in Neighbourhood planning.

This from Chris Sholberg:

We have also just hired an urban design consultant: Ramsay Worden Architects Ltd. in association with a second firm called Urban Forum Associates (both very experienced outfits out of Vancouver).   They will help us with both the south End Neighbourhood Plan and the Newcastle/Brechin Hill Neighbourhood Plan and one of their primary tasks is to look at urban design possibilities for the major traffic corridors through each neighbourhood (Nicol Street being one of them).

Our first staff meeting with them will be Sept 17 after which we will be giving them an orientation tour of both neighbourhoods.

First Consultation:You can still provide feedback until Oct 23

The first public consultation was held on on October 6 at Bayview School.  This comment from Chris:

Based on the sign in list we had over 120 persons attend and in this line of business that is a great turnout.  [Comment sheets can be ] submitted by the Oct. 23 deadline.  For your reference, we have the on-line version of the comment sheet posted at our neighbourhood plan webpage: http://www.nanaimo.ca/EN/main/departments/Community-Planning/4299/SouthendCommunityPlan.html.

Please encourage anyone you know to fill out the survey who hasn’t already done so.

For the Neighbourhood Planning page on the city website , click here or contact the City of Nanaimo Community Planning Department, Phone 250-755-4472 or 250-755-4483.

~ Thanks to Chris Sholberg, Heritage and Community Planner

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