Public consultation on Avenue changes

File photo: Ariapita Avenue.
File photo: Ariapita Avenue.

The Urban Development Corporation of TT (Udecott) has scheduled a public consultation on "enhancements" for Ariapita Avenue, Woodbrook on April 26 at 7.30 pm.

The consultation is being held in conjunction with the Port of Spain City Corporation and the Ministry of Tourism, Culture and the Arts.

An April 15 post on Udecott’s Facebook page said the virtual consultation is being held to discuss the enhancements and have the public share its feedback. The event will be broadcast on its Facebook page.

Port of Spain mayor Joel Martinez said on Monday, “The whole purpose behind the revitalisation of the Avenue is part of the redevelopment of Port of Spain.”

He said part of the objective was to develop Ariapita Avenue as a particular spot that is very attractive for nightlife, entertainment, restaurants, bars and recreational parks.

In March, Martinez said there were plans to pedestrianise the Avenue at certain times.

He added that the corporation and its partners wanted to have a conversation with the area’s residents because it really wanted to encourage the residential element of the city.

“We don’t want to lose residents. We want to gain residents,” he said.

The corporation and its partners also wanted to encourage businesses and entertainment to “all live in harmony in the same space.”

Martinez said the panel will be on site and there may be a small live audience, but the consultation will be largely virtual.


"Public consultation on Avenue changes"

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