22 Years in the Gateway
New signage on the way for the Gateway – image courtesy Gateway BIA
Prince George, B.C.- The area of 20th Avenue and Victoria is called the Gateway, and improvements to the area have been supported by the Gateway Business Improvement Society for the better part of a quarter century.
Over the past 22 years, the Society has spruced up the corridor that leads to the downtown of Prince George from highways 97 and 16, by adding trees, street lights and a sculpture. In all, the Gateway businesses have contributed $2.2 million dollars to beautifying the area including trees, flower baskets, lamp standards, artwork and infrastructure to water those flowers.
This year the Society would like to make a few more changes.
On its wish list for 2017 are $329,750 dollars worth of upgrades:
- Lighting for trees along 20th Avenue ($103 thousand)
- New street banners ($24 thousand)
- New Gateway signs ($92 thousand
- enhanced lighting and art work ($100 thousand
- Repair and maintenance ($10,750)
And then there’s a request that the City of Prince George provide $372 thousand in it capital expenditure plan for 2017 for new lamp standards throughout the Gateway area.
Council has referred the request to administration to see how the request can best be handled.