As the City continues to develop plans to build it's next major transportation project - The Green Line - there are several peripheral elements of the project that need to be considered to ensure that the entire effort is a tremendous success. There is no doubt that when the shovels hit the ground, the greatest impacts will be on local residents and businesses.
With that in mind, Councillor Farrell will be introducing a motion at Council asking staff to work with local businesses to come up with a plan to:
- ensure open lines of communication
- resolve issues when they arise
- assist with marketing and retail consulting
- Assist with promotion
- Host business-oriented workshops with communinty partners
- Explore procurement opportunities
On a recent trip to Vancouver, Seattle and Portland to learn how those cities approached the contruction of their own LRT projects, Councillor Farrell discovered successful examples of business support programs that helped businesses in or near contruction zones thrive. The City of Calgary should learn from these examples and help its own businesses thrive during construction.
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