Council candidate: Chad Eliason responds – Do you support the construction of an underpass at Ross Street? Why?

City of Salmon Arm: Eliason, Chad - council candidate

  • Nov. 5, 2014 3:00 p.m.

Once the final cost numbers and design are available, then I would welcome a public discussion and a referendum. The benefits of a new underpass are creating a safe crossing for the public, meaning easier access to the downtown core/waterfront and faster access for emergency services

The big benefit to the city would be more residential and commercial growth. This would bring millions of dollars in development cost charges at full build-out and increased tax revenue for increased density using infrastructure that already exists.