Railtown plan moves to final phase

The City of Nelson is providing a final opportunity for residents to provide feedback on plans for the development of Railtown.

You have your final chance to provide feedback on plans for Railtown at a meeting Monday evening.

Following this winter’s successful series of open houses and stakeholder input meetings, the City of Nelson is providing a final opportunity for residents to provide thoughts and feedback on plans for the future development of the Railtown district.

Residents are invited to preview the proposed Railtown sustainable neighbourhood action plan, this Monday, June 13, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m at the Nelson and District Chamber of Commerce in the recently-revitalized train station.

“This is the final chance to voice your opinions on how Nelson’s newest district is going to grow,” says Mayor Deb Kozak. “We want to hear your feedback on Railtown’s future vision and its development as a sustainable neighbourhood it will be unlike any other part of our city, and unique to Nelson.

“Railtown will further differentiate us from many other small cities in BC and the Canadian west.”

Kozak says the new action plan will outline Railtown’s detailed policy, design and implementation components. The new district’s final vision will be presented for council adoption this fall.

Next Monday evening’s meeting will also include renderings and presentation boards detailing the proposed new Cottonwood Market.

Can’t make the open house? Click on nelsonrailtown.com/updates/new-railtown-cottonwood-market-surveys and take the new and final Railtown survey.

Based on a 10-year outlook, the city says Railtown could create as many as 100 new jobs and see up to 11 acres of light industrial development, 100 residential units and 20,000 square feet of retail space.

The district will include a mix of light industrial, commercial and residential development, bordered by Highway 3A, Cottonwood Falls, Government Rd. and the railway tracks running parallel to the West Arm.

Seven publicly directed policy documents are being used to guide the Railtown vision, including the Sustainable Waterfront and Downtown Master Plan.

 

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