On Tuesday, city council approved Windsor's new capital plan. The new plan will see $664 million go to various projects over the next six years.
"By and large, a very, very good budget. A very diverse approach to both operating and council... the community across the board will benefit from this.." - Coun. Marra
The six-year capital budget includes $644 million in budgeted spending. More than half of that is going into improving our roads and sewers.
But the big splash is a $22.6-million enhanced capital budget, more than double its normal size. It included dozens of projects that will please all ward councillors, a very different scenario than what's played out in previous years.
This includes $5 million for themed districts across the city in Walkerville, Ford City, Sandwich, Riverside, downtown and a new "Asian Town" along Wyandotte Street West.
It also allots $1 million for a boat and improvements at Peche Island to make the island more accessible, and $2.2-million worth of parks and rec enhancements.