Waterfront Committee recommends additional options

After considering all of the comments received from the public, the Waterfront Enhancement Select Committee is recommending to Council that additional Lakeshore Drive options be developed for consideration.

"We have listened, and heard several key themes from members of the public during this last round of consultation," said Rod King, the Waterfront Enhancement Select Committee Chair.

"We are recommending that additional options be developed and brought back to the community for input at a public meeting. The conversation about this important community asset will continue."

The Committee is recommending Council direct staff to develop two additional options for West Lakeshore Drive revitalization. One option would keep the existing road configuration of two-way traffic and angle parking. Another option would involve two-way traffic and maximized angle parking to accommodate a wider multi-use path where practical.

The Committee also recommended these two additional options reflect budgetary constraints.

Recommendations from the Committee will be reviewed by Council during a special public meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 13 at 11 a.m. at City Hall Council Chambers.