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Kimberley to host open house on Downtown Design Strategy

The City of Kimberley is getting set to hold an open house to talk about its Downtown Urban Design Strategy.

City officials said residents will be able to learn about the draft design concepts and share their thoughts.

“A Downtown Urban Design Strategy includes a vision for the downtown as well as design guidance and strategies for the public realm,” said Kimberley officials. “It establishes a framework and provides guidance to Staff and Council to plan for necessary investments and enhancements for the downtown over time including coordination of infrastructure improvements and upgrades.”

Staff said the old plan has been showing its age.

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“It has been close to 40 years since the City went through a comprehensive visioning process for the downtown and it is time to reflect on the possibilities for the future of downtown Kimberley,” said city officials.

“Climate change and a global pandemic have impacted our infrastructure and the way we live, work, and use spaces like the downtown. We must plan for a downtown that is resilient to the changing climate and events with global impact.”

The event will go ahead next Thursday, on June 15 from 4 to 8 p.m. at Centennial Hall.

Attendees will also be entered into a draw for a $100 gift certificate to a Kimberley business of your choice and Kimberley swag.

You can learn more about the Downtown Urban Design Strategy through the link below.

More: Downtown Urban Design Strategy: Keeping it Kimberley

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