Armstrong Hosting CARI Open House on Design Concepts

Armstrong, BC – The City of Armstrong wants to hear what the community has to say about draft designs for improving the community’s core commercial areas. Based on the input received from the community and balancing safety, growth, and active transportation, the City has developed design concepts for the community to provide input on.

The Comprehensive Armstrong Revitalization Initiative (CARI) project is reimagining the main corridor, from Smith Drive, along Pleasant Valley Road/Boulevard, including one block of Okanagan Street, to the new City Hall. The design considers improvements to the downtown and to prepare for the arrival of the Rail Trail.

“The draft plan is truly exciting to review,” says Mayor Joe Cramer. “With increases to gathering spaces, trail connections, and improved safety through new parking alignment near the downtown intersections, there is a lot to look forward to in this plan for our downtown. I encourage residents to take the opportunity to tell us what you like about the plan, and any suggestions for improvements.”

The open house will be held Tuesday April16th, from 5:00 to 7:00 PM, at Spirit Square (the Train Station) and is a drop in event.

“The open house will have a variety of stations that community members can visit to see the design and provide their input,” says Manager of Planning Services, Laurie Cordell. “It’s an informal opportunity for people to talk to staff and the consulting team about the project.”

This ambitious planning project has been fueled by funding from the Province of BC’s Rural Economic Diversification and Infrastructure Program (REDIP) and the Economic Trust of the Southern Interior (ETSI-BC).

For those who cannot attend an in-person event, and want to provide feedback, they can go to to see the designs and add a comment.

Visit for more project information. Funding for construction is not within the scope of this project and will be considered through future City budget and grant application processes.

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Media Contact:
Laurie Cordell
Manager of Planning Services
(250) 546-3023 |

Snips of design ideas from the concepts.

Look and feel, public art.

Stage 2 Water Conservation Restrictions Activated: Residents are encouraged to limit watering and to follow the restriction guidelines. For more information, please consider reading the City of Armstrong Water Use and Conservation Bylaw.