Goose Bay Town Centre Moving Forward
Goose Bay Capital Corporation (GBCC) received approval of the development agreement for Goose Bay Town Center at the April 24th meeting of the Happy Valley /Goose Bay Town Council. At that time, Council members approved the long awaited agreement to proceed with the Town center Development.
Corporation President Lyman Langille was pleased with the decision stating “With this agreement in hand, GBCC is now in position to conclude a number of pending partnership arrangements critically important to the project. As well, the approval will drive the detailed designs which will trigger activity at the site.”
Langille also verified his company’s continued efforts to keep this process moving stating “…within 60 days GBCC will be submitting detailed drawings for the construction of streets and infrastructure. These drawings will be for the initial Phase and will include the first section of” Main Street”. We are hopeful that the Municipality will be able to respond with necessary approvals in a timeline that will allow for the required construction window” He also suggested this approval will generate heightened interest in the Goose Bay Town Centre project from across the country and beyond.
“Labrador is on the verge of some amazing infrastructure and industrial development with a number of major projects being advanced at once. Such developments are likely to place significant strain on the Town to provide required goods and services. As well, Goose Bay is witnessing increased demands as a primary access point for both air and sea transport for many different service facilities. Goose Bay Town Centre has been planned for growth and will go a long way in assisting the community to address these demands.” he said.
For over a year the GBCC team has been involved refining the plan and design to ensure Goose Bay Town Centre is positioned as the prime location for future retail, office, hotel and housing development. The Master Plan incorporates a phased approach which will ensure development will advance at the pace dictated by economic growth in the area. Langille concluded “We look forward to moving forward with all interested parties to ensure the success of this project”.
For further information, contact:
Lyman Langille, President
Goose Bay Capital Corporation
John Atkins April 24th, 2012
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