Build Belleville


Build Belleville is a multi-year Capital Project and Infrastructure Program that was established in 2013. There are 22 infrastructure projects in the program. Each project was strategically selected and linked to economic growth to ensure that the balance of the infrastructure gap can be financed through increased revenues from this economic growth.

 

Project Name

Complete

Completion Date

Bay Bridge Rd. / CPR Overhead Replacement & Dundas St. W. Rehabilitation

Project was completed in 2017

Tracey/Sidney Intersection Improvements

Project was completed in 2015

North Park Gardens reconstruction & watermain replacement

Project was completed in 2014

Bell/Sidney Intersection Environmental Assessment and Preliminary Design

Project was Completed in 2016

Herchimer Ave. Reconstruction

 

Project to be completed in 2018

Bronk Rd. Rehabilitation & Bridge Replacement

Project was completed in 2017

Old Highway 2 Rehabilitation

Project was completed in 2015

Old Madoc Rd. Rehabilitation

Project was completed in 2013

Boundary Rd.

Project was completed in 2013

Mineral Rd. & Maitland Dr.

 

Project to be completed in 2019

Foxboro Bridge

Project was completed in 2018

Farnham Rd.

Project was completed in 2016

Grass Blvd.

Project was completed in 2017

Northeast Industrial Park

 

Project  to be completed in 2018

City Centre Revitalization

 

Project to be completed in 2018

Wastewater Treatment Plant

 

Project to be completed in 2019

North East Feedermain

Project was completed in 2016

Police Station*

 

Project to be completed in 2019

Solar Fit

Project was completed in 2017

College St. E. Extension

Project was completed in 2014

Environmental Remediation

Project was completed in 2015

West Riverside Trail

Project was completed in 2016

TOTAL PROJECTS COMPLETED TO-DATE

16/22

 

*This project is being administered by the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer.


BuildBelleville 101

Why Build Belleville and Why Now

The City of Belleville owns more than $3.5 billion in assets including facilities, water and sewage treatment plants and mains, land, roads and bridges. The City also currently has more than $400 million in maintenance and upgrade needs for these assets.

The infrastructure projects within the “Build Belleville” plan were selected strategically and linked to economic growth to ensure that the balance of the infrastructure gap can be financed through increased revenues from this economic growth.

Critical and strategic investment in growth related infrastructure by the municipality will in turn lay the ground work for private investment in residential developments as well as commercial and industrial business development.

Some of the factors that went into the decisions and planning for the City of Belleville’s ‘Build Belleville’ program include the following:

  • Interest rates are very low – 3.4% interest rate is guaranteed for 20 years.
  • Belleville is in very good financial shape. Thanks to government grants, gas tax revenues, good fiscal management and carefully targeted investments, the City has not borrowed a great deal of money given the millions invested recently in critical infrastructure. Our financial stability and credit rating was upgraded in 2011 and is now rated high enough to withstand a financial depression. The City of Belleville credit rating remains at an impressive AA- as the targeted strategic investments in infrastructure increase our opportunity for growth
  • Belleville is in a very good ‘competitive’ position in Ontario to attract new businesses, new industry and therefore more permanent residents. We need to maintain and improve our competitive advantages.
  • Belleville is close to major commercial markets including Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal and the U.S. with excellent road, rail and fibre optic network to support our location.
  • Belleville is home to the AHL Belleville Senators – the NHL affiliate of the Ottawa Senators
  • Our cost of living in Belleville is very competitive.
  • The Bay of Quinte and our neighbouring communities have a lot to offer for a good quality of life.
  • Belleville has excellent sport and wellness facilities.
  • Belleville has many kilometers of recreational trails on the Moira River and Bay of Quinte.
  • We have beautiful parks and open space that can accommodate large and small events
  • Belleville has a Shorelines Casino located at the north end of the City.
  • Belleville is home to Loyalist Community College and is 50 minutes from Queen’s University.
  • Belleville supports and is considered the choice of residence for many who work and serve at Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Trenton, the largest and most active Air Force base in Canada.

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