The City of Belleville has embarked on a forward-looking project to update the infrastructure of their historic downtown core. The project, which is upgrading and replacing both sub-surface utilities and the public infrastructure of the city’s downtown streets and open spaces, is intended to encourage and secure infrastructural capacity to support private investments in downtown businesses, building renovations and new developments.
Office for Responsive Environments is the prime consultant on this $21 million project. Working with our team of subconsultants, we have prepared the renewal and creation of a higher quality public realm on Belleville’s Front Street and the adjacent stretches of McAnanny, Market, Campbell, Victoria and Bridge Streets. Along with the principal streetscape, the project will also upgrade the visibility and usefulness of the downtown’s plentiful off-street laneways, parking areas, and the other connections that link city, hill and river. Construction will occur over the next three years.