Tuesday, December 18, 2007

New Courthouse can be anchor to responsible future development says Saint John Board of Trade

The Saint John Board of Trade is pleased with today's announcement by the Provincial Government to construct a new courthouse in Saint John on the site of the old YMCA-YWCA building.

This new courthouse along with the City of Saint John's plans for a new police facility, parking garage, pedway, and investment in the Saint John Arts Centre and public spaces is an integrated approach to development. The Board of Trade encourages city staff and officials to make these investments responsibly with a keen eye to cost efficiency.

With this in mind this platform for urban renewal north of Union Street can spur potential future development for the uptown while protecting businesses and residents from future tax increases.

The Board of Trade is looking forward to the consultation process and encourages citizens to participate in the public sessions.

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