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Moncton City Council proceeds with next step for proposed Downtown Centre


October 8, 2013
 
MONCTON – At this evening’s public session, Moncton City Council engaged the services of Deloitte to help prepare the final Request for Proposals (RFP) document that will formally define the Downtown Centre’s specifications. This document will be provided to the two proponents retained by the City in June 2013, EllisDon and Bird Construction.
 
NEXT STEPS AND TIMELINES
 
“I am pleased to see this crucial next step move forward,” said Moncton Mayor George LeBlanc. “We will be engaging stakeholders and residents in the coming weeks and months, as this is the critical stage in envisioning what the Downtown Centre could look like, and what amenities it could feature.”
 
Jacques Dubé, Moncton City Manager, added: “At this stage, retaining the assistance of experts to prepare the RFP is key in ensuring that both proponents understand the community’s needs and wants, and to ensure the project remains affordable. In terms of the timelines, we remain confident that by next September, the City Council will have two fully evaluated proposals from the short-listed development teams led by Bird Construction Ltd. and EllisDon which will allow City Council to award a contract or not.”
 
PUBLIC DIALOGUE PROCESS
 
The City of Moncton will be collaborating with Deloitte to obtain public and stakeholder feedback on the site’s amenities and services. Details on this process will be released following further discussions with the consultant. In the meantime, questions, comments and suggestions can also be submitted to
info@moncton.ca

 
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Media Contact:
 
Nicole O. Melanson
Communications, City of Moncton
506-383-6214 /
nicole.melanson@moncton.ca