City Centre (Downtown) Revitalization & Redevelopment

Location: Downtown Belleville
Budget: $34.5 million (all phases)
Timeline (Construction): Phase 1 – Completed in 2015, Phase 2 – Completed in 2016 Phase 3 – 2017 -2018

Work was completed in 2012 to establish an Intensification Plan for the City Centre as a follow-up to the 2006 Downtown Master Plan. In order to implement this Intensification Plan it is necessary to upgrade the existing municipal services within the downtown core to provide the needed servicing capacity to accommodate the new development and growth envisioned by the Intensification Plan and replace aged infrastructure.

The City Centre Revitalization and Redevelopment (CCRR) Project is a multi-year municipal services and streetscape project that will reconstruct Front Street and a number of adjacent side streets in Belleville’s Downtown.

Underground infrastructure work will include:

  • Removal and replacement of watermains
  • Relining of sanitary sewers
  • Replacement of sanitary sewers
  • Replacement of storm sewers
  • Installation of new utilities

Surface work will include:

  • Reconstruction of roads, boulevards, and sidewalks, including new asphalt, concrete and clay brick pavements;
  • Installation of new urban design and landscape elements including new street lights and traffic signals, street furniture, granite-curb planters, and street trees.

The initial design was completed by the architectural firm of Office for Responsive Environments (ORE), in partnership with the engineering firm of LEA Consulting Ltd.

The initial tender process took place in the summer of 2014, which resulted in bids exceeding the allotted budget. As a result, the tender was cancelled and the consultants and City staff conducted a review of the design and contract approach to identify potential sources of cost savings. A new approach and design changes were developed and adopted in December of 2014 and work has proceeded in accordance with the new plan, which included separating the project into three phases (contracts) to be completed, as follows:.

Phase 1 of the project, which was completed in 2015, includes approximately 130 metres of Station Street, from Church Street to Pinnacle Street, and 390 metres of Front Street, from Pinnacle Street to Victoria Avenue.

Phase 2 of the project, which was completed in 2016, includes Front Street from Victoria Avenue to Bridge Street, including portions of Victoria Avenue and Campbell Street between Front Street and Pinnacle Street.

Phase 3 of the project, to be started in 2017, includes Front Street from Bridge Street to Dundas Street, including portions of Bridge Street, Market Street and Macannany Street between Front Street and Pinnacle Street. It is proposed to complete Phase 3 over two years (2017/2018) as follows:

• Phase 3A will include work on Bridge Street that will begin in July 2017 and be completed in late November 2017. Bridge Street East will be closed to vehicular traffic for this stage.
• Phase 3B will include work on Market St., Mcannany St. and Front Street (between Bridge St. and Dundas St.) that is scheduled for 2018.

Phase 3

Design and Construction
• Tender was issued on February 10, will close on March 10, 2017.
• Efforts are being made to identity water/sewer upgrade requests from property owners and also to understand potential delivery impacts to Phase 3 businesses during construction.

Communications and Business Continuity
o The Stakeholder Information Session that was held on Thursday, February 2, was attended by representatives from nine businesses in the Phase 3 construction area. Two other businesses phoned to ask for information.

Phase 3 Information

Denis Pianarosa, Project Manager
Tel: 613-968-6481 ext. 3339
Email: dpianarosa@city.belleville.on.ca

Dana Barnett, Capital Projects Coordinator
Tel: 613-967-3200 ext. 3336
Email: dbarnett@city.belleville.on.ca

Progress Report

Hire Design Team 100%
Approvals 100%
Design 100%
Public Consultation 100%
Issue Construction Contracts 66%
Construction 66%

Project Updates

City Centre Revitalization – Phase 3 Information

  Phase 3 is coming to downtown Belleville this summer.  We now have some project and communications information  that we can share.   In order to complete this project, we will need to implement road [...]