WHEREAS Downtown Courtenay is a commercial, cultural, social, artistic, and culinary hub of the Comox Valley;
WHEREAS the City of Courtenay Downtown Playbook 2016 identifies the following goals to support the revitalize dowtown more people downtown, a connected downtown, special events, learning, playing, living and shopping downtown;
WHEREAS the Playbook’s prioritizes “Create the Heart - Duncan Commons/Mews” where special events can occur and people can gather truly anchoring downtown for social & cultural events;
WHEREAS the Downtown Courtenay Business Improvement Association, Comox Valley Arts Council, Comox Valley Art Gallery, Comox Valley Farmer’s Market, Comox Valley Chamber of Commerce have been working towards supporting the temporary summer closure of Duncan Street from 5th to 6th street;
BE IT RESOLVED THAT staff bring forward a report on the Duncan Street Summer Pilot project outlining considerations and financial implications for implementation in 2024;
AND FURTHER BE IT RESOLVED THAT Council direct staff to collaborate with the Duncan Street working group to review options for the design, implementation and evaluation of the pilot and include in the report back to Council.