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Downtown land purchase finalized
SPENCER ANDERSON DAILY NEWS Sanderson@nanaimodailynews.com 250-729-4255
Nanaimo Daily News
Mar 30 2013

The city has finalized its purchase of the 26.7-acre Wellcox Railway lands, opening the door to a potential partnership with the Regional District of Nanaimo to develop a future transportation hub. The $3.4-million purchase from Canadian Pacific Rail…read more…

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Received this from Madilynn Rotar…thanks for this!

South Downtown Waterfront Project – also known as the Wellcox Rail Yard

At Monday night City Council meeting they discussed putting together a Steering Committee in order to see, through through several phases, what will  come out of the process for potential uses for the Wellcox Rail Yard.

Once the Steering Committee has given direction as to how the process will move forward they would like to go the public with those details and then follow up in the fall with a design charrette main event to develop a high level concept plan. There will be an advisory committee and they will specify where/when the public participation will be involved.

This property is about 27 acres and will contain the RDN Bus exchange

The Steering Committee will be made up of the following groups:

RDN, Snuneymuxw First Nations, NPA, DTBA, SECA, BIA, VIU

It was commented that SECA and the Snuneymuxw First Nations are very anxious as to what happens with the Wellcox Rail Yard and Mayor Ruttan commented ‘they will have good participation’.

Councillor McKay stated that he ‘would really like to see this as the Jewel in the Crown’ – wouldn’t we all.

In order to see the live video on this City Council meeting:

under the box – click view all meetings
scroll down – choose March 25, 2013 – Council Meeting – click ‘video’ to the right
scroll down through the time – at 8:43 you will see 9 (f) – South Downtown Waterfront Plan Project
And my personal foot note:
THANK YOU to Mayor Ruttan and city council for being so inclusive in your planning.
I think I speak on behalf of all South Enders.
So appreciated.

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