Seven accessible bus stops, improvements to the Minoru Arena, traffic light improvements, water main replacements – these are some of the capital projects the City of Richmond is embarking on this year.
Richmondites can learn more about the upcoming and on-going construction at an open house on April 17, 3 to 7 p.m. in Richmond City Hall’s main foyer.
“The City is excited to showcase over 40 upcoming and on-going capital projects that will provide sustainable, resilient, and accessible facilities and amenities for Richmond residents,” said Richmond Mayor Malcolm Brodie in a press release. “Each of these projects aligns with council’s commitment to maintain and improve Richmond’s infrastructure to support Richmond’s growing community and ensure that the city is well protected from impacts of climate change.”
City council approved both the capital and operating budgets for the city about a month ago. Taxes are expected to rise 4.82 per cent this year to cover costs.
Other capital projects include a multi-use pathway on Steveston Highway costing $2 million, a million dollars in upgrades to city hall and the Gateway Theatre second phase, which is estimated to cost $3.7 million.
The open house is a drop-in event and city staff will be on-hand to answer questions and give more information. Other agencies like FortisBC and Metro Vancouver will be there as well with information about their projects throughout Richmond. Metro Vancouver is currently planning a $1.9 billion replacement of the Iona Island Waste Water Treatment Plant.
To see a map of some City of Richmond capital budget items, click here.
The open house is Wednesday, April 17, 3 to 7 p.m., at Richmond City Hall’s Galleria, 6911 No. 3 Rd.