City targets revitalization plan

More residences central to the city could make up most of Enderby’s revitalization plans

More residences central to the city could make up most of Enderby’s revitalization plans.

The Our Enderby Infill and Redevelopment Working Group has come up with nine strategic recommendations – the majority related to housing – that will be referred to the city’s revitalization committee action matrix.

“There are a variety of recommendations, many that concentrate on the residential population being closer and in the core of the city,” said Mayor Howie Cyr. “The advantage is to create a more vibrant core area of our city and make more use of existing infrastructure.”

The working group met in February and considered the total number of lots and vacant lots within each zoning designation.

Additional locations were identified that had a high potential for redevelopment.

Cyr appointed three councillors – Tundra Baird, Raquel Knust and Greg McCune – to a standing committee to study the recommendations. They will, in turn, recommend three local residents to sit on the committee.

That committee will examine all of the vitalization issues that came up during the city’s public consultation phase and prioritize them.

“We don’t want this to fall off the table, we want to keep in the public conscious and move forward,” said Cyr. “They’ll be reporting back to council every meeting. It’s really good to have that.”