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Burin moving forward with Heritage Square revitalization project

A conceptual plan for the Heritage Square Revitalization Project found in the draft report posted to the Town of Burin’s website.-IMAGE COURTESY TOWN OF BURIN
A conceptual plan for the Heritage Square Revitalization Project found in the draft report posted to the Town of Burin’s website.-IMAGE COURTESY TOWN OF BURIN - Contributed

Council hopes to have work begin in spring

Burin, N.L.

The Town of Burin plans to waste no time in getting to work on phase one of the town’s multi-phase Heritage Square revitalization project.

Town Manager Leo Hartson told The Southern Gazette on Friday, Nov. 30, that council hopes to start work on the project this spring.

“Phase one will be the construction of entrance nods,” explained Hartson. “Basically, two entrances going into Heritage Square and the construction of a courtyard park.”

The entrance ways will contain story boards, cobblestone and some park benches, “when you go into heritage square (now) there’s nothing really that identifies that you’re entering into heritage square,” said Hartson. “So, we’re just making it more inviting, “

Early this month the town learned that they were successful in receiving funds for the first phase of the project in the amount of $242,166. Of that amount, the provincial government under the Department of Business, Tourism, Culture and Rural Development will contribute $67,268 and the federal government through the Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency (ACOA) will contribute $174,898 to the project.

The bill to the Town of Burin for the portion of the project cost will come in at $26,907, putting the total project cost at $269,073.

Colin.farrell@southerngazette.ca

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