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Design plans on the way for south Montrose site

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The city is moving forward with their plans to develop the concourse and green space south of the Montrose Cultural Centre. City Planner Alison Downing says NAK Design Strategies has been enlisted to work on the project, at a price tag of more than 460-thousand dollars.

“They will manage the construction and the completion of the concourse and then the rest of the project is to tie that in to the entire site and do a master plan of the entire site to see what the rest of it will look like, which will involve some engagement with the public.”

The concourse will include a series of paved plazas and soft landscape areas. It will be a component of the proposed ‘town square’ proposed for the south site.

Downing says council is looking for a way to tie the existing building in to the south site.

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“We could possibly have some sort of cultural buildings on the site, a multi use building, possibly some commercial. The city owns the site and it’s a gem and they want to hear from residents and figure out what to do with the entire site.”

Downing says construction of the concourse and the master plan for the site are expected to be complete by next fall.

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