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Friday August 19th, 2016

Posted at 11:01am

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A new vision is planned for Leamington’s uptown core.

The vision showcases an exciting place for citizens and businesses with all the amenities of an urban lifestyle – from a boutique hotel and residences, to shops and pedestrian friendly greenspace.

“This is an important step forward in the regeneration of our uptown,” said Mayor John Paterson. “We envision a vibrant bustling neighbourhood where people can experience unique shops, restaurants, and entertainment,” added Mayor Paterson, noting a similarity between the Municipality’s waterfront vision.

The town says that while some of the concepts will require private investment, some of the concepts could be implemented quickly, inexpensively, and on a trial basis to achieve an immediate impact.

“Leamington recognizes the importance of connecting the plan to develop our waterfront to the revitalization of our uptown core. Creating a tourist destination at the waterfront and creating bike lanes and pedestrian friendly walkways between the waterfront and the uptown will help draw people to entertainment, restaurants and commercial services provided by our uptown merchants, changing how people experience Leamington,” said Peter Neufeld, Chief Administrative Officer.

Through the engagement of a consultant, public input will be sought regarding both the Waterfront Development Concepts released in 2015 as well as, and in conjunction with public input regarding the Uptown Revitalization Concepts.

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