Sauchiehall Street firms back entertainment district plan
December 17 2013
Pubs, clubs, restaurants and cultural institutions along the non-pedestrianised western end of the street have agreed to contribute 1 per cent of their rateable values to fund a number of improvements to the street following a ballot.
It is the first such scheme to be approved in the city and will initially focus on a section from Rose Street and Blythswood Street to Charing Cross – by funding marketing, events, street cleaning and policing.
Brian Fulton, BID steering group chairman, said: "Every big and successful city in the world has streets that are synonymous with entertainment and that is what Sauchiehall Street will become thanks to this decision.
"It was a famous place name in the past and it will be that again.
"The city centre entertainment sector is crucial to the overall success and vitality of Glasgow, a key factor for tourists coming here and for students deciding where to attend college or university."
Glasgow's City Centre Strategy, prepared by 7N Architects, envisions reclaiming roadway from traffic to form new pedestrian and cycling routes together with a programme of tree planting.
The scheme will take effect from next April.
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