York’s new My City Centre project; a strategy which will engage residents, businesses and visitors to determine the social, environmental and economic vision for the city centre, has received Executive approval.
My City Centre will look to respond to the current challenges facing the high street, providing a basis to attract greater investment in the city and creating an environment where local businesses can thrive. My City Centre will also look to promote and facilitate resident involvement in the city centre, particularly as York looks to develop over future years.
The Council will now work to secure public engagement support to deliver the My City Centre consultation with local residents, businesses and communities.
Cllr Andrew Waller, Liberal Democrat Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, commented:
“My City Centre will give local residents, businesses and communities the opportunity to shape the city centre they wish to see develop in the future.”
“Whilst York is the second best high street in the country for occupancy rates, we are not immune to the challenges facing the high street nationally.”
“As the city develops, we must ensure that the city centre is accessible to all, attracts better paid jobs and provides the layout for more sustainable modes of transport.”