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Uxbridge receives provincial funds for their revitalization project

DAN CEARNS, The Standard

UXBRIDGE: The Township of Uxbridge has secured provincial funding for their Downtown Revitalization project.

On Friday, April 8th, MPP Peter Bethlenfalvy appeared in front of Uxbridge’s Coffee Time parking lot to announce the Ontario government would be providing $22,500 towards the local project. The funding comes from the provincial government’s Rural Economic Development Program.

“I’m really proud to be standing here today, helping, in some small way, the community become stronger and [supporting] the many hardworking people, families, workers and businesses who really struggled through [the COVID-19 pandemic],” MPP Bethlenfalvy said. “This type of support is timely.”

The Region of Durham will contribute $10,000 towards the project. Uxbridge Township will invest $11,500 into it, and the Uxbridge BIA will provide $1,000.

“The combined $45,000 in funding was awarded to update the Township’s Downtown Community Improvement Plan to encourage investment in and redevelopment of downtown properties.

The Township will work with a Registered Professional Planner to review the current Downtown Community Improvement Plan (CIP), including public consultation. The final project will result in a program targeted at eligible downtown building/property owners to encourage improvement and redevelopment,” an Uxbridge Township press release explained.

The implementation stage for this project is set to begin this fall. Ward 4 Councillor Willie Popp stated the goal of the project is to “have a bold, bigger, brighter future” for the downtown area. [/et_pb_text][/et_pb_column] [/et_pb_row] [/et_pb_section]

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