The local Beautification Committee and Resort Municipality Initiative committee are working together on the project.
Director of Leisure Services Lloyd Smith says the idea is to make the community focal point even better than what it is now.
Smith says plans to improve the site in the City’s core have been discussed about for 30 years.
A concept design was presented to the public late last month.
It includes what Smith calls typical features such as a kids area, art display, and more greenery.
He goes on to say they want to make sure any changes are also favorable for residents who live and work in the downtown.
The Leisure Director says it’s important everyone in the community is on board.
How parking may be affected is a concern the City has received during the process.
Smith couldn’t emphasize enough plans are still in the preliminary stages and any work wouldn’t start until next summer or even 2019.
He encourages residents to continue to provide input.
– Fernie Director of Leisure Services Lloyd Smith