AMBITIOUS plans to breathe new life into Huddersfield town centre will come under the spotlight at a meeting next week.
Councillors will receive a progress report on phase one of the regeneration scheme.
The Northern Quarters Infrastructure Plan is a 10-year plan to improve public open spaces, highways and transport in part of the town centre.
It aims as part of the Huddersfield Renaissance Town Initiative to attract more investment into the area.
A report to the Huddersfield area committee town centre sub-group next Tuesday says work should be completed before Christmas on the John William Street part of the scheme, which includes creating tree-lined boulevards, re-laying footways, installing new lighting, creating safer crossing points and providing trees in planters with seating.
Work to extend the Brook Street car park by 23 spaces is nearly complete and improvements to pedestrian and cyclists' crossings at the St John's Road/Castlegate junction will be finished by the end of this month.
Councillors will also be asked to give their views on draft proposals for phase two of the scheme, which includes pedestrianising a section of Byram Street in front of the Parish Church.
Public consultation on this scheme is happening now.
Improvements to pavements and crossings in Westgate and Trinity Street also form part of phase two.
David Wyles, town centre manager and secretary of the Huddersfield Town Centre Association, said the plans were a "very exciting time for the town centre."
He said businesses were keen to keep a "dynamic pace going" with the regeneration plans and continue to see progress with present work.
Mr Wyles said the Association was very supportive of what the council was doing and the opportunities it provided for local and national investment in the town.