A Green Agenda for Cambridge?!

October 5, 2009 at 10:05 am Leave a comment

Hopefully that is the answer soon!

Mayor Doug Craig is calling for new green initiatives to help boost the city economy during these tough recessionary times. In 2010, Craig wants to start work on a green action plan by creating a task force to transform the City of Cambridge into a green institution. In 2011, he wants to establish a green team to put in place an action plan of sustainable strategies, and implement those ideas by 2012.

The mayor also wants to start capitalizing on one of Cambridge’s untapped resources –the river. In the coming year, Craig wants to take a new look at various riverbank projects to determine what improvements can be done in different parts of the city. He also wants to beef up the city’s existing streetscaping program in efforts to stimulate more development.

And on the transporation front, work will begin next year on the Hespeler Road railway crossing. In addition, city council is expecting good news regarding GO Transit on Monday.

Development in Cambridge is also going strong, with work continuing on the former American Standard building in Hespeler and the Historic Riverside Lofts in Galt. Construction is also beginning on the Heartwood Place affordable housing apartment building on Ainslie Street and ground has been broken on the Blair campus of Conestoga College.

This is all great news for those of us currently looking for jobs within the City of Cambridge ;)and it will be exciting times in these upcoming years as hopefully this will start to shape Cambridge’s future!

Source: CambridgeTimes.ca

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