Views sought on new ideas to further regenerate Cardiff

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Cardiff Bay has been transformed over 30 years

A public park based on New York's High Line, an art gallery and new sports stadiums are among the ideas put forward for Cardiff's future.

The proposals have been outlined in a consultation which splits the city into five areas for different types of development.

Replacing the Motorpoint Arena along with creating an innovation park and a science park have also been mooted.

The public has three months to give their views to Cardiff council.

The authority believes the ideas will help the city be a more connected and attractive place for people to live, work and visit.

It published the "Building More and Better Jobs" and wants people's views before taking it forward.

Cardiff Bay

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Pedestrians walking on New York's High Line

The area has been earmarked for leisure and could be the home of an art gallery, as well as the Cardiff Story museum and where the Motorpoint Arena relocates from the city centre.

The council wants to build on the redevelopment of the Coal Exchange by improving the rest of Mount Stuart Square.

It is also where the equivalent of the High Line - a raised urban park on a former railway track - could link the Bay and city centre.

City centre

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How the new BBC Wales headquarters is expected to look when finished

Much of the plans for the city centre are already under way including Central Square where the new BBC Wales headquarters will be based, and a new bus station has been promised.

The site of the Brains Brewery will also be redeveloped and further improvements are due to be made to Cardiff Central railway station.

More office and public spaces feature in the proposals.

Cardiff East

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An artist's impression of Cardiff Parkway station

Industry would take centre stage in this area with a new Cardiff Parkway station already mooted and work continuing on the Eastern Bay link road.

But a new business park and space for distribution centres would help to provide more jobs in the area, according to the plans.

Cardiff West

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Cardiff City Stadium opened in July 2009

With the Cardiff City Stadium and other sporting facilities nearby including Cardiff International Sports Village proving successful, there could also be a new home for Cardiff Blues.

Facilities at Glamorgan Cricket Club and Sport Wales would be upgraded too.

Cardiff North

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Wales' biggest hospital would be part of the innovation park

Innovation is the key word for this area with an innovation park which would cover Maindy Park and the University Hospital of Wales.

A science park would be developed just off the M4 at Coryton while improved transport would create better links with communities, the proposals say.

Russell Goodway, the council's cabinet member for investment and development wants as many people as possible to participate in the in the consultation.

"This is designed to attract business investment and jobs, develop much needed infrastructure and most importantly ensure that the improvements that are made benefit the people of Cardiff," he said.

"There is no doubt that we need to be better connected by improving the transport infrastructure, create more better paid jobs; tackle the issues of inequality and be smart both by embracing technology improvements as well as responding intelligently to the issues that a city has to deal with."

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