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Streetscaping Program to Improve City’s Cultural District

July 5, 2012 12:12 PM | News

Mayor Sam Katz announces $2.5M for a streetscaping program in Winnipeg’s Cultural District during a news conference on Market Avenue, Thursday, July 5, 2012. (STAN MILOSEVIC / CHRISD.CA)

A $2.5 million streetscaping program will see visual improvements and increased safety in Winnipeg’s Cultural District.

The program includes the widening of sidewalks on Market Avenue, improving pedestrian safety, and establishing a unified identity through pedestrian lighting and street furniture. A series of 3D sculptural light installations on Market Avenue will also be installed.

The Cultural District includes Market Avenue, Lily Avenue, James Avenue and Rorie Street.

The city is also working with CentreVenture Development Corporation to establish identities that celebrate the value and distinctiveness of the district with an emphasis on pedestrian safety, accessibility and movement.

The plan will go before a committee for approval on July 9.