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The city of St. John’s is undergoing a major project aimed at revitalizing and redeveloping its downtown area.
The project, which began with the repair and cleanup of a section of Tanner Street, seeks to improve the overall look and feel of the city in time for the VC Bird Day celebrations on December 9.
The Director of City Planning and Urban Renewal, Saiid Greene, explained that this is the first phase of the project, which will run well into the new year and beyond.
The ultimate goal of the project is to restore the vibrancy that has characterized the capital for decades. In recent times, the city has lost its allure, attractiveness, and cleanliness.
To address this, teams from several agencies, including the Ministry of Works, have come together to work on the project.
Private property owners in St. John’s are also encouraged to do their part by upgrading or beautifying their properties.
The Director of City Planning and Urban Renewal emphasized that the project is a national effort, requiring both government and private property owners to come together to uplift the city.
To this end, service clubs such as the Lion’s Club, the Rotary Club, the JCI of Antigua and Barbuda, and the Kiwanis Club are also invited to participate in the project by adopting a street and seeing to its cleanup and beautification.
The project is expected to continue well into the new year and beyond, with the aim of restoring St. John’s to its former glory and making it a capital that everyone can be proud of.