Though council has already endorsed the 30-year master plan, its proponents were back asking for support for 25 action items that can be done at "low to no cost" in the first year. The items span the plan's three themes: Activity and growth; Access and connectivity; and Beauty and pride.
While enthusiastic about the downtown master plan and the many projects that will drive it over the next few years, councillors expressed concerns about costs. There's no funding and -- though it would be nice -- no massive lottery windfall available to build these things, Ward 3 Coun. Claude Berthiaume said.