Council has acted on the community's interest in projects for economic development, quality of life improvement and community beautification.
On February 23 and 24 Mayor, Council and senior staff met to strategize on 2012+ priorities. The following summerizes Council's priorites for the next 18 months:
Town Office Relocation
Urban Deer Mangement Strategy Development
Service Capacity Review
Update Zoning Bylaw
Update Princeton Airport Business Plan
Draft Economic Development Strategy
Develop and Integrate Long Range Capital Planning
Develop Recreation Master Plan
In addition to the above strategic priorities, Council will be developing a "Hospital 24/7" business plan. As advocates for quality universal access to health care, this plan will demonstrate to the Provincial Government and the Interior Health Authority the rational and need for maintaining and enhancing Princeton Regional Hospital services.
Previous Prioritites and Projects Completed:
Located in the heart of downtown, town square has served as a gathering place since the community was established and has historical and sentimental significance for residents. Funding for the $580,000 project was provided by a provincial government BC Spirit Squares Grant and Veterans Affairs Canada through the local branch of the Royal Canadian Legion. The revitalized square was completed in 2009 and is now provides a meaningful gathering place for the community and the restoration of the Veteran's Cenotaph.
Bridge of Dreams
This project, completed in 2010, replaces the original "Bridge of Dreams" which was so named by the workers on the Kettle Valley Railway because it was the last bridge built on the line from the Kootenays to Vancouver. The new pedestrian bridge is accessed by low-slope ramps and have guard rails on both sides allowing seniors and people with disabilities to use the trail.
East Princeton, Airport Rd & Jacobson Rd Water Expansion
The Town of Princeton received more than $1.7 million in federal and provincial funding through the Canada-B.C. Municipal Rural Infrastructure Fund to extend and upgrade its water system, and improve water quality and fire protection. The funding provided for the extension of the Town's drinking water system to East Princeton and the Airport/Jacobsen Road area and involved the construction of a 700 cubic meter reservoir, installation of approximately 4.5 km of new water main, upgrades to the existing distribution system and installation of fire hydrants.
Deerview Estates Water Enhancement
Completed in early 2011, the Deerview Estates Water Enhancement project saw the Deerview/West China Creek area connected to the new Airport water zone. This enhancement ensures a more consistent water supply to this area. The area previously relied on booster pumps to provide water to this subdivision.
Princeton Industrial Estates
The Town of Princeton has developed 22 light industrial lots as part of Phase II of a fully serviced industrial land base. Princeton Industrial Estates is approximately 101 acres in total size. The property is generally level and fully serviced to municipal standards (with water, sewer, gas, hydro, telephone and sanitary sewer to each lot). Located 1.5 kilometers north of the town centre, the development is accessible via Highway #5A and Princeton-Summerland Road.
For lot availaibility and pricing, please contact
Town of Princeton
Telephone - 250-295-3135