City Continues It’s Partnership With Bid Through Downtown Revitalization

The City of Estevan and the Business Improvement District committee are currently working together, with the George Harris Collaborative team, on the Downtown Revitalization Project. Barry O’Handley, President of BID, and the committee have played an active role in providing feedback throughout the ongoing project that will continue the downtown’s beautification and infrastructure improvements.

Recently BID, along with additional funding from the city, secured the lots previously occupied by Kal Tire, located at 5th Street and 13th Avenue. The city and BID are awaiting recommendations from the George Harris team, who are currently in Phase 2 of 3 of the Downtown Revitalization project, before making any further decisions on how to implement changes to the downtown core.

The City and the Business Improvement District committee, more commonly known as BID, have worked closely together since the 1980s to identify and improve commercial infrastructure in the community. This includes extensive work on regulating the parking structures in the area through a significant investment occurring in 2018 through the development of the concrete parking lot behind RBC. In addition, BID maintains the passes for these municipal lots while also assessing other parking requirements and maintenance.

Over the past four decades BID has represented and delivered positive change and extensive community improvement and the City of Estevan looks forward to continuing its partnership while moving Estevan into a bright future.

Media inquiries:
Jacquelyn Massey-Rounds
(306) 634-1877