York's tourist industry
There are proposals for a £60 million development of 240,000 sq.ft. of retail floorspace in the Castle-Piccadilly area, in the heart of York (completion by 2001)
£90 million Monks Cross shopping development (200,000 sq.ft.) opened in September 1998.
£60 million Designer Outlet Village at Naburn opened in November 1998.
York Business Park, a 60 acre business site to the west of York, has undergone £10 million of investment in on-site infrastructure works. Occupiers include Travel Inn and Wetherby Whaler.
Asda has opened a new 55,000 sq. ft. store at Monks Cross, Huntington in an £18 million investment.
The £1 million restoration of the Great West Door of York Minster has been completed as a key part of a full £4 million restoration project.
The £10 million Tattersall Stand at York Racecourse, built by Shepherd Construction, has opened.
The former British Gas showrooms in Davygate are being redeveloped for a 25,000 sq.ft. book store/cafe and a sports goods shop.
The former Lloyds Bank in Lendal is to be converted to a cafe bar by Dudley Brewers.
3-7 Coney Street has been sold for £7.15 mn. and four new stores are proposed.
The £4mn. twin scene Pulse and Vogue night clubs will open at Clifton Moor in February 1999.
The £4.5 million expansion of Bhs's city centre department store has opened.
Novotel has recently completed a £2 million refurbishment of their Fishergate hotel.
Consort Hotels have opened new headquarters at Clifton at a cost of £1 million..
Waterworld, the new name for the former Ryedale Leisure Pool opened in 1997, at a cost of £5.5 million
The York Pavilion Hotel in Fulford is being expanded in a five year project costing £1.5 million.
The Tetley Pub Company has invested £1.4 million in a cafe bar, Harkers, that has opened in St Helen's Square. More than £4 million has been invested in pub refurbishments in the Micklegate area alone since 1990.
Jarvis International Hotel (formerly Fairfield Manor Hotel) - £5m redevelopment has been completed.
Swallow Hotel - £500,000 management/conference centre now open, part of over £1 million of improvements.
York's Park and Ride Service has been expanded by the £1.3 mn. opening of the Grimston Bar site, Hull Road. The Clifton Park and Ride service has been extended throughout the week.
National Railway Museum - £4 million scheme to improve facilities through a new wing for the museum.
York Dungeon - £1 million expansion to double in size.
York Railway Station - £1.5 million spent on maintenance and improvement works in 1997-98, with plans for a further £3 million of improvements
£2.2 million new pedestrian bridge across the Ouse has been approved by the Millennium Commission.