A little-used municipal parking lot will be turned into a community hub in Mitton Village with a stage for neighbourhood events.
A new Community Improvement Plan approved by city council devotes $100,000 to the hub. About $25,000 will cover design work for the stage at 135 Mitton St. to host outdoor events, musical gatherings, art shows and informal gatherings.
The rest will be spent on key equipment and infrastructure, including the stage, painting, seats, lighting, and green space, staff said.
Council also extended for five years a fee exemption plan for both the downtown and Mitton Village.
The Community Improvement Plan, funded by $200,000 from reserves, offers grants for landscape and property improvements, renovations and building facades, and additional residential units.