Edmundston residents invited to have their say
EDMUNDSTON, New Brunswick — Downtown Edmundston and the City of Edmundston invite all residents and merchants to participate in a major public consultation to reflect on the development of downtown Edmundston.
A first session will be held on Thursday, Feb. 1, at 6 p.m. and a second session on Friday, Feb. 2, at 8 a.m. at the Edmundston Convention Centre.
In the form of workshops, the two sessions will allow everyone to reflect and discuss on the identity of the city centre, its potential and constraints to its development, but especially to propose solutions to strengthen the city core as an effervescent living environment that is part of Edmundston’s identity.
Although people are invited to participate in both scheduled sessions, they can take part in one or the other depending on their availability. The workshops are free.
The Thursday evening workshop aims at identifying a specific direction for the type of development desired and to target different interventions in light of different findings. The objective of the second workshop on Friday morning is to prioritize the interventions necessary to achieve the vision given.
“A living downtown core is crucial to the economic, social and cultural development of a community. More than the geographical heart of a municipality, the downtown area is like the soul of a city. We hope that many people will participate in the consultations because the comments and ideas of the population will guide future actions,” says Edmundston Urban Planning Coordinator Pascal Hudon.
People who are not able to attend the workshops will nevertheless have the opportunity to express themselves via other platforms, including social media questionnaires.