ST JOHN’S, Antigua – Officials at St John’s Development Corporation (SJDC) now have in their hands a preliminary document with specific proposals to overhaul the operations of the Heritage Quay area.
The recommendations are coming out of a report commissioned by the corporation to look at the physical structure, layout of the complex, taxi operators and overall congestion in the area.
Chairman of the SJDC Sylvester Browne said chief among the recommendations is the construction of a parking facility exclusively for taxi drivers, close to the Wapping lane area.
It was also suggested that the Ministry of Health building be relocated to facilitate easier flow of traffic.
“They are in negotiations at the moment about the possibility of removing the building from that location so that the drop off and pick-up for Heritage Quay and eventually the Montserrat ferry would be in that vicinity,” Browne said.
Browne explained that once this is done all the lower portions of Heritage Quay would include free parking for taxis.
He further stated that following this, attention should be shifted to modernising the shopping complex.
This is the first of many changes to be implement by the corporation known as the custodians for the city of St John’s.
The investigation, commissioned by the SJDC, the Ministry of Tourism and Global Destinations Development, got underway last month.
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