A project that hopes to revitalize downtown Sydney is set to begin. The construction of the Nova Scotia Community College’s new campus in the heart of downtown Sydney will break ground this month.
“It is exciting and rewarding to see construction begin. In the midst of a global pandemic, it is important to have good jobs for our citizens and the resulting spinoffs for local businesses are vital for the CBRM’s economy. I applaud the Province’s commitment to NSCC and the next generation of learners.” said CBRM Mayor, Cecil Clarke.
The playground adjacent to the boardwalk near the fire station will be removed and a section of the boardwalk south of Falmouth Street will be closed to the public beginning the end of July for the length of the project. A walkway will be maintained on Falmouth Street including appropriate signs to direct pedestrians to the sidewalk on Esplanade.
“In less than a year since the location was announced, the groundwork for our new Sydney campus has moved forward quickly. I’m so pleased to now see this tremendous investment from the province which will fuel the construction phase for our new campus – an invaluable investment in the college’s work and mission and in the community itself.” said Don Bureaux, President, NSCC.
NSCC issued the tender to begin the construction phase of the project on June 26. Other tenders will be issued over the next 18 months.