City Centre (Downtown) Revitalization & Redevelopment

Property Location:
Downtown Belleville

$34.5 Million (all phases)

Phase 1 Construction Completed 2015, Phase 2 Construction Completed 2016, Phase 3A completed in 2017, Phase 3B Completed in 2018

The entire project has been completed. The Contractor continues to address deficiencies.

Project Manager

Denis Pianarosa


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 was 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 was a multi-year municipal services and streetscape project to reconstruct Front Street and a number of adjacent side streets in downtown Belleville.

Underground Infrastructure work included:

  • Removal and replacement of watermains
  • Relining of sanitary sewers
  • Replacement of sanitary sewers
  • Replacement of storm sewers
  • Installation of new utilities

Surface work included:

  • 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 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 to be completed as follows:

Phase 1 of the project, which was completed in 2015, included 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, included Front Street from Victoria Avenue to Bridge Street, including portions of Victoria Avenue and Campbell Street between Front Street and Pinnacle Street.

Phase 3 Phase 3 of the project was completed over two years (2017 -2018) as follows:

  • Phase 3A was completed in 2017 and consisted of Bridge Street East from Pinnacle Street to the Moira River and the intersection at Front Street.
  • Phase 3B was completed in 2018 and consisted of Front Street from Bridge Street East to Dundas Street and McAnnany and Market Streets.

Project Update


The City Centre Revitalization and Redevelopment Project was completed in 2018 and an event was held October 18 to celebrate the conclusion of this very significant infrastructure project for the City of Belleville.

Project Files

Media Release - Phase 3B Start

Frequently Asked Questions

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

Build Belleville Downtown

Downtown Renaissance and Redevelopment - October 2 2013

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