Chapleau Receives Federal Funding For Downtown Revitalization

Chapleau's getting federal support for a downtown revitalization.

Innovation, Science, and Economic Development Minister Navdeep Bains has announced FedNor's providing over $120,000 to help the Township of Chapleau "contract the professional services required to undertake planning, design, and engineering activities to support capital infrastructure upgrades to its downtown core", including developing detailed designs and engineering schematics, construction cost estimates, and the creation of a capital funding strategy.

Chapleau Town Council discussed the project last week - Mayor Michael Levesque explains firm AECOM presented preliminary work.

At that time, Mayor Levesque noted the next step is to apply for grants to apply that plan, which would also include some beautification in addition to the infrastructure work - he expected public meeting on the project next month, with hopes to have the work done "within the next year or two".