Members of the Town of Lincoln Council and staff joined partner FBH Group to break ground on the first phase of Prudhommes Development Site. This phase and groundbreaking event also kick off the commercial elements of the project which will further propel Lincoln’s thriving local economy.
“I am thrilled to be part of this much-awaited moment in Lincoln,” said Town of Lincoln Mayor Sandra Easton. “Today, we are one step closer to creating a thriving, modern neighbourhood and to transforming our waterfront into an exciting destination within Niagara region that will leverage the Niagara Benchlands area. I am so pleased at the level of community involvement in this project – the collaboration and productive, concrete feedback from community members have contributed to a better end product for this new neighbourhood and for Lincoln as a whole.”
Over the years, much collaboration has taken place between the Town, the development community, stakeholders and community members.
“We are truly looking forward to seeing shovels hit the ground and for the visible work to get underway,” said Ward 2 Councillor and Chair of the Town’s Planning Committee Tony Brunet. ““Our collective vision for Prudhommes demonstrates best practices in community building and takes into account many perspectives including social, economic and environmental.”
The Prudhommes Landing Plan includes 15 acres of waterfront parkland and open spaces dedicated to the Town and over 2.2 kilometres of new multi-use paths including a new waterfront trail connection.
“This is the first development to get underway in a project that has been years in the making,” added the Town’s Chief Administrative Officer, Michael Kirkopoulos. “The site has a long history in the community, and both residents and visitors alike who travel along the QEW through Lincoln will start to see significant changes in the next several weeks. Jobs and commercial opportunities are a key part of this development and an integral element in creating a complete community.”
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