The Government Street redesign project has been approved by Victoria council with an 8-1 vote.
Council did not discuss the motion, as it had previously been discussed at the July 14 committee of the whole meeting.
Coun. Geoff Young was the sole opposing vote to the motion.
The motion approves the concept design, directs staff to incorporate design and construction costs into future financial plans, maintain and improve pedestrian priority treatments that were implemented as part of the Build Back Victoria program, and pilot the full-time closure between Humboldt and Courtney to inform the detailed design implementation.
Starting at the end of 2022 through 2023, the city will be completing a detailed design with the first phase of construction scheduled for 2024. The funding for the design was approved in the 2022 financial plan.
With the approval of the Government Street redesign, staff will develop a more definitive phasing plan for construction.