As new developments are proposed and St. John’s grows, it makes sense to reflect on how the city develops, how well it works for people and what the city might look like in 20, or even 100 years’ time.
That kind of thinking comes part and parcel with work on the municipal plan review underway by the City of St. John’s.
Coun. Tom Hann, chairman of the city’s planning and housing committee, said the current municipal plan is solid, but the guiding document was meant to be updated regularly.
“During the municipal plan review, we’ve heard about redeveloping downtown and making it more vibrant and more accessible for people to live in,” he told The Telegram, recalling input to date.
“We’ve had comments about urban sprawl and what can we do about that, because urban sprawl, that means more infrastructure, more costs and everything else.”
Asked about transportation systems, Hann said Metrobus is already moving to refresh its fleet with accessible “kneeling” buses — nine more hit the road earlier…