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City of Estevan continues partnership with Business Improvement District through downtown revitalization

Two sides have worked closely since the 1980s
Estevan city hall in winter
The City of Estevan and the Business Improvement District continue to work together.

ESTEVAN - The City of Estevan and the Business Improvement District (BID) continue to work together to improve the downtown area.

Recently BID, along with additional funding from the city, secured the lots previously occupied by Kal Tire, located at Fifth Street and 13th Avenue. The city and BID are awaiting recommendations from the George Harris Collaboartive team, who are currently in Phase 2 of 3 of the Downtown Revitalization project, before making any further decisions on how to implement changes to the downtown core.

The city and BID are working together with the George Harris Collaborative team on the downtown revitalization project. BID president Barry O’Handley and the committee have played an active role in providing feedback throughout the ongoing project that will continue the downtown’s beautification and infrastructure improvements.

The city and BID say they have worked closely together since the 1980s to identify and improve commercial infrastructure in the community. This includes extensive work on regulating the parking structures in the area through a significant investment occurring in 2018 through the development of the concrete parking lot behind RBC.

In addition, BID maintains the passes for these municipal lots while also assessing other parking requirements and maintenance.

“Over the past four decades BID has represented and delivered positive change and extensive community improvement and the City of Estevan looks forward to continuing its partnership while moving Estevan into a bright future,” a press release stated.