Multimillion-dollar makeover for downtown Fredericton

Downtown Fredericton will be getting a $5-million makeover during the coming months.

According to The Daily Gleaner, the final draft designs for the Carleton Street and Officers' Square projects were unveiled at Thursday's development committee meeting.

The city will spend $450,000 to turn Carleton Street into a shared pedestrian-vehicle space.

The design includes space and hookups for food trucks on public land, and council says it will develop a new policy for food trucks.

Work is expected to begin after Canada Day and be completed this fall.

As well, the city will spend an estimated $3 million to $4 million on changes and additions to Officers' Square.

That project includes a new artifically cooled skating oval and curling sheet, a new stage and a new children's play area.

Construction will begin after September's Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival and carry over into 2018.