Port Provides Improved Waterfront Access With Opening Of Atlin Promenade
EFFECTIVE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 20, 2018
PRINCE RUPERT, BRITISH COLUMBIA — The Port of Prince Rupert today announced the completion of the Atlin Promenade, the latest waterfront improvement project to be funded by the Port.
The 80-metre Atlin Promenade will be a significant aesthetic and logistics improvement for cruise business at the Northland Terminal. The Promenade will also serve as a dedicated pedestrian walkway between Prince Rupert’s Northland Cruise Terminal and Atlin Terminal, connecting amenities like the Cow Bay Marina and retail stores with the existing Millenium Walkway and Rotary Waterfront Park.
“We all know that this community’s desire for improved public access to the waterfront is a top priority, and the Atlin Promenade is another step in that direction,” said Ken Veldman, Director of Public Affairs for the Port of Prince Rupert.
Following the removal of the derelict structure that once housed Odin Seafood plant in 2016, this section of waterfront was underutilized as a public asset. The Atlin Promenade project builds on the Port of Prince Rupert’s development vision for lands under their control in the Cow Bay area, a vision that was informed by community consultations in 2012.
The project is complimentary to the recently completed Atlin parking lot improvement, which also creates a beautified public space in the Cow Bay neighbourhood.
“This investment from the Port has significantly improved the area surrounding Atlin for both residents and visitors to Prince Rupert,” said City of Prince Rupert Mayor Lee Brain. “We appreciate their continued efforts to improve waterfront access and help beautify our community for all to enjoy.”
Since 1999, the Port of Prince Rupert has invested nearly $20 million into public amenities along the harbour waterfront, including the renovation of Atlin Terminal in 2001, the development of Northland Cruise Terminal in 2004, and contributions to the City of Prince Rupert’s Cow Bay Marina in 2016.
“Its taken time, but we’re proud of the transformation that we’ve been able to be a big part of over the last two decades,” said Shaun Stevenson, VP of Trade Development and Public Affairs. “We’ve tried hard to find win-win projects like the Atlin Promenade, where we’ve been able to support the priorities of our business and local residents. Our biggest successes have been achieved when we’ve been able to be arm-in-arm with our partners and our community.”
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