31 Jul 2017

Cathedral Square proposal aims to 'stimulate investment'

12:28 pm on 31 July 2017

Water features and landscaping are some of the ideas for Christchurch's Cathedral Square, with the organisation overseeing the rebuild releasing a draft concept for the area today.

Regenerate Christchurch developed this proposal in response to "community feedback calling for a greener and more lively space that can host events".

Regenerate Christchurch developed the proposal in response to "community feedback calling for a greener and more lively space that can host events", the organisation said in a statement. Photo: Supplied / Regenerate Christchurch

Cathedral Square, in the centre of the city, was badly damaged in the Christchurch earthquakes, with many businesses leaving the area.

Regenerate Christchurch's chief executive Ivan Iafeta said their draft plan could reshape the square, and bring life back to the central city.

In the plan, three gathering places will be established in the square, which will each have the facilities to host different events.

Mr Iafeta said the development will help stimulate investment in the area.

Feedback on the concept is open for the next three weeks.

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