The City of Enderby has scheduled an open house so that the public and adjacent property and business owners can learn more about the conceptual design and construction plan for Cliff Avenue. The open house will be hosted at Enderby City Hall in Council Chambers on January 26, from 4 to 6 pm.
“Cliff Avenue is an important part of our downtown and is also the gateway to Mabel Lake,” said Mayor Greg McCune. “As our infrastructure on this street is at the end of its lifecycle, we knew that this was our year to take a bold step forward. Council has worked hard in cooperation with City staff, engineers, and architects to come up with a design that beautifies our downtown. The design represents the core values which make Enderby great while also being mindful of costs. The renewal of Cliff Avenue will draw highway traffic into town and attract tourists from Barnes Park and Mabel Lake into our retail sector.”
The Cliff Avenue renewal will feature materials and furnishings that celebrate the importance of the Shuswap River to Enderby. Enhanced traffic and pedestrian safety are prioritized with a raised intersection at Cliff and Belvedere that doubles as a public plaza, unique seating, rain gardens and street trees, and distinctive pier-themed gateway structures which will enhance the visibility of Cliff Avenue as a destination and a gathering place. The new streetscape will support cultural and social events while creating a beautiful and vibrant streetscape that will help to enhance economic activity.
During the renewal of Cliff Avenue, critical infrastructure that is at the end of its lifecycle will also be replaced. This will include the road structure and sidewalks, the City’s main water distribution lines which serve water to its reservoirs for storage, and drainage.
At the open house, the architecture and engineering firms who are working with the City on the design will be present to explain the concept and answer questions about the construction schedule and approach.