The march toward renewal and beautification along Aldershot’s Plains Road corridor is continuing. The effort began 15 years ago. Since then, much has been accomplished but much remains to be done. Recently, Mayor Rick Goldring joined Councillor Craven and nearly two dozen senior city staff and B.I.A. representatives on a tour of the west end of Plains Road. They checked out the progress that has been made so far, noted the continuing challenges and highlighted the significant opportunities that remain. The Plains Road Village Vision (PRVV) is alive and well, but not yet finished. See more on the history and successes of the PRVV in Partnering Aldershot – Winter edition
The City of Burlington’s Public Art Program has selected a design proposal entitled “Crescendo” (Rising Wave) for the new patio area on the north east corner of Plains Road and Waterdown Road. The artist, Lilly Otasevic says “The sculpture’s converging and diverging shape represents a hub of activity in the community. These characteristics serve to represent a contemporary as well as an historical context to Aldershot Village. The wave shape reflects the connection to the bay, water as an essential vehicle for the initial progress of this community and ultimately the connection to Brown’s wharf where it all began”. Installation of this piece of public art will take place in 2017. More than $65,000 was raised for the project in a joint effort between the City, Branthaven Homes, the Plains Road Village Vision group and individual donors.