The Downtown Association Board of Directors, Staff and Membership would like to thank and congratulate the City of Sault Ste. Marie’s approval of 2.5 Million dollars to be allocated to the development of a “people place” in the heart of Sault Ste. Marie’s Downtown core.
A joint effort was made in 2018 by the Corp. of the City of Sault Ste. Marie and Downtown Association, championed by the Chamber of Commerce to bring Destination Development’s Roger Brooks to Sault Ste. Marie to assess the Downtown and surrounding area. One of Brooks’ key recommendations was to build a public plaza space within the downtown core that would be active 250 days of the year regardless of weather conditions.
To learn more about the Destination Development Associations strong endorsement of public spaces please visit: https://www.destinationdevelopment.org/cpages/power-of-public-plazas
This space will be used for creating a new avenue for the community in the urban core, a vibrant, multi-use civic location that will bridge downtown Queen Street with Sault Ste. Marie’s first class waterfront, a major priority of both the Downtown Association and the Downtown Development Team within the framework of FutureSSM.
We look forward to an enhancement of our city and seek patience in the augmentation that will occur within our Downtown core. The Chair, Board of Directors and Staff all believe this project will further the Association’s vision to aid in the creation of a dynamic community that is vibrant, healthy and a prosperous destination where people want to be and want to invest.
About the Downtown Association: Our Business Improvement Area is an organization that allows Queen St E (from Pim to Dennis) business people and commercial property owners and tenants join together and, with support of the City of Sault Ste Marie, organize, finance, and carry out physical improvements and promote economic development in our district.
If members or the general public have more questions about public people places join staff and representation of the Downtown Association Board of Directors and FutureSSM to view ‘The Power of Public Plaza’s’ webinar by Destination development followed by community
When: June 11th @ 7pm
Where: Sault Ste. Marie Downtown Association – 496 Queen St. E.