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Public feedback sought on streetscape project

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Oshawa residents and business owners are invited to share their feedback on the second phase of the King Street East Streetscape project.

The second phase of the project will focus on the widening of the sidewalk on the north side of King Street East between Simcoe Street North and Ontario Street.

According to a city media release, the widening will allow for additional space for pedestrians, landscaping, outdoor patios and cafes, streetscape amenities and businesses.

There are several options to provide feedback on the proposed design:

A drop-in open house where participants can discuss the topic and share feedback directly with city staff will take place in the front lobby of La Quinta Inns & Suites (63 King Street East) between 8 and  9 a.m., 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., and 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, July 10.

Online at www.connectoshawa.ca/streetscape, participants can review the proposed design, share feedback and ask questions, or on paper at Service Oshawa, located at city hall, 50 Centre St. South.

Feedback will be received until end of day Wednesday, July 24 and will be considered in the development of the final design for the project’s second phase. Final details will be presented to the development services committee and council this year.

Construction on the streetscape project is scheduled to begin next year, subject to approval in the 2020 city budget.

The second phase will follow the pilot project which began in 2018 with public consultation where the City sought feedback regarding three design options for the widening of the sidewalk on the north side of King Street East between Ontario Street and Mary Street North.

The detailed design for the pilot project is now complete and construction is scheduled for 2019.

 

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