The City of Greater Sudbury's Downtown Master Plan and Action Strategy has received honourable mention at the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) annual Awards Gala, the city said in a news release.
The CIP annual Awards for Planning Excellence honours planning projects, judged on excellence, innovation, impact on the profession, implementation potential and overall presentation.
“I'm very proud of the work that council, staff and the community have done to move this vision for downtown forward, and proud that the city has received this honourable mention for it,” said Mayor Marianne Matichuk. “This plan is a wonderful example of our commitment to the revitalization of the downtown area and the spirit and commitment of the people who live, work and play in Greater Sudbury.”
The Downtown Master Plan and Action Strategy functions as a blue print to guide the revitalization of Downtown Sudbury over the next 10 years and beyond, detailing a series of actions and initiatives needed for the transformation.
“An immense amount of hard work has gone into planning the future of our city's downtown,” said Paul Baskcomb, City of Greater Sudbury Director of Planning Services. “It's been a team effort involving council, city staff, the community liaison group and residents. Everyone involved should be proud to be receiving this recognition and commended for their dedication and commitment to making our community an even more beautiful place to live.”
To view the full list of winners, visit the Canadian Institute of Planners website at www.cip-icu.ca.
For more information on the Downtown Master Plan and Action Strategy, visit www.growdowntown.ca.