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City Centre (Downtown) Revitalization & Redevelopment

Property Location:
Downtown Belleville

Estimate:
34.5 Million (all phases)

Completion:
Phase 1 Construction Completed 2015, Phase 2 Construction Completed 2016

Status:
Phase 3A now complete. Phase 3B construction in 2018.


Project Manager

Name:
Denis Pianarosa

Email:
dpianarosa@city.belleville.on.ca


Project Details

Work was completed in 2012 to establish an Intensification Plan for the City Centre as a follow-up to the 2006 Downtown Master Plan.  In order to implement this Intensification Plan it is necessary to upgrade the existing municipal services within the downtown core to provide the needed servicing capacity to accommodate the new development and growth envisioned by the Intensification Plan and replace aged infrastructure.

The City Centre Revitalization and Redevelopment (CCRR) Project is a multi-year municipal services and streetscape project that will reconstruct Front Street and a number of adjacent side streets in Belleville Downtown.

Underground Infrastructure work will Include:

  • Removals and replacement of watermain
  • Relining of sanitary sewer
  • Replacement of sanitary sewer
  • Replacement of storm sewer
  • Installation of new utilities

Surface work will include:

  • Reconstruction of roads, boulevards, and sidewalks, including new asphalt, concrete and clay brick pavements;
  • Installation of new urban design and landscape elements including new street lights and traffic signals, street furniture, granite-curb planters, and street trees.

The initial design was completed by the architectural firm of Office for Responsive Environments (ORE), in partnership with the engineering firm of LEA Consulting Ltd.

The initial tender process took place in the summer of 2014, which resulted in bids exceeding the allotted budget.  As a result, the tender was cancelled and the consultants and City Staff conducted a review of the design and contract approach to identify potential sources of cost savings.  A new approach and design changes were developed and adopted in December of 2014 and work has proceeded in accordance with the new plan, which included separating the project into three [phases (contracts) to be completed as follows:

Phase 1 of the project, which was completed in 2015, includes approximately 130 metres of Station Street, from Church Street to Pinnacle Street, and 390 Metres of Front Street from Pinnacle Street to Victoria Avenue.

Phase 2 of the project, which was completed in 2016, includes Front Street from Victoria Avenue to Bridge Street, including portions of Victoria Avenue and Campbell Street between Front Street and Pinnacle Street.

Phase 3 of the project, to be started in 2017, includes Front Street from Bridge Street to Dundas Street East, including portions of Bridge Street East, Market Street, and McAnnany Street between Front Street and Pinnacle Street.  It is proposed to complete Phase 3 over two years (2017-2018) as follows:

  • Phase 3A will start in late June 2017 and be completed in late November 2017.  This Phase will involve work on Bridge Street East from Pinnacle Street to the Moira River, and Front Street within Bridge/Front intersection.  Road Closures will be in effect.
  • Phase 3B will start in early spring 2018. This phase will include work on McAnnany Street, Market Street and Front Street (between Bridge Street East and Dundas Street East).

Project Update

PHASE 3A

• On Friday, November 17, construction in Phase 3A achieved substantial completion with all roads being reinstated and opened to vehicle traffic.

PHASE 3B (construction to begin in 2018)

• A construction schedule is being finalized with the contractor for Phase 3B. The intention is to start as early as possible in 2018 – possibly late February.
• Consultations have begun with stakeholders in the first stage of Phase 3B construction.


Project Files

Frequently Asked Questions

Downtown Renaissance and Redevelopment - October 2 2013

Build Belleville Downtown

City of Belleville Downtown Revitalization - 1st Public Information Centre - February 19 2014

City of Belleville Downtown Revitalization - 2nd Public Information Centre - Part 1 - April 9 2014

City of Belleville Downtown Revitalization 2nd Public Information Centre - Part 2 - April 9 2014

Construction Phasing Map

Brick - Paving - Technical Information

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