New Neighbourhood Parking Lot for Buckmaster's Circle
The Buckmaster’s Circle
community now has a spacious new lot to help relieve pressure on area
parking. The Honourable Paul Shelley, Minister of Human Resources,
Labour and Employment and minister responsible for Newfoundland and
Labrador Housing Corporation (NLHC), and Shawn Skinner, MHA, St. John’s
Centre, announced today that Pyramid Construction has just completed a
$122,000 contract which saw the development of the new 50 vehicle
parking lot in the Buckmaster’s Circle area of St. John’s Centre.
"Sufficient parking space
continues to be a challenge for higher density neighbourhoods," said
Minister Shelley. "I am pleased to note that this $122,000 investment
by NLHC to create a new parking lot will help alleviate parking
congestion for residents in the Buckmaster’s Circle community."
"This is a wonderful and
much-needed development for the community," said Mr. Skinner. "When
this neighbourhood was originally built back in the 1960s vehicle
parking wasn’t as big an issue, but it has grown over the years, and
obviously more people use vehicles now more than ever before, so this
new parking lot will be greatly appreciated."
The 19,000 square foot
parking lot will be available for the use of area residents.
Construction work for the lot included leveling and grading the
property, installing concrete walkways, curbs, gutters and a retaining
wall, as well as paving and outlining the parking areas. All work for
this project, which began in early November, has now been completed.
| Jenny Bowring
Newfoundland and Labrador
| Ed Moriarity
Director of Communications
Department of Human Resources, Labour and Employment