Scarth Street Revitalization Project Tender Issued for Consultant
The City is working to revitalize the City Centre to contribute to a vibrant community, economic prosperity and community safety and wellbeing. Part of this strategy is to attract people downtown, including activation of F.W. Hill Mall, also known as Scarth Street Mall, and look at how we can bring vitality to the surrounding area.
A tender has been issued for a consultant to develop a preliminary design of what Scarth Street Mall could look like. Stakeholder and public consultation will be finalized once the RFP is awarded. The project, expected to cost approximately $4.75 million, will consider features such as landscaping, lighting, accessibility, pedestrian safety, flexibility for events, potential changes to traffic access as well as business needs.
Pending the timing and outcome of the consultant’s design and community conversations, construction on Scarth Street could start in 2024 – which aligns with the phasing of the 11th Avenue Revitalization Project that begins next year. Coordination of the two projects will be prioritized to help alleviate impacts to residents and businesses.
Scarth Street was last revitalized in 1975. The tender will close mid-January.