City finance committee approves $200k upgrades to Stittsville Main Street trailhead

Photo: The current state of the Stittsville Main Street trailhead plaza, via Google Streetview.

The City of Ottawa is looking to secure $856,000 from the province for citywide main street improvements and Stittsville’s getting a slice of the pie.

On Tuesday, the city’s Finance and Economic Development Committee green-lit a plan for Ottawa to get the cash from the province’s Main Street Revitalization Initiative — a $26 million pot of money. The plan will go to city council next for approval.

If approved, the Trans-Canada Trail piazza off Stittsville Main Street is in for some $200,000 worth of upgrades.

According to the city’s plan, the project will include new:

  • Seating
  • Landscaping
  • Pavers
  • Signage and “wayfinding”
  • New bike rings “in strategic locations”

The city plans to carry out nine other projects in other wards with the provincial funding.


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