A new report from the Liverpool council recommends official recognition for the city's gay quarter, a move that could generate economic benefits for the city.
According to Pink News, the report is the result of a PS12,000 consultation with stakeholders including residents, businesses, and tourists that ended in May. City councilors will consider the report next week with its recommendations for the Stanley Street area.
"Recommendations include a gay hotel, bars and shops to appeal to a wider gay market, a new public square and the creation of a community trust," reports Pink News.
Similar initiatives in Brighton, Manchester, and Birmingham have proved to be economic boons for those cities, according to some Liverpool officials.
Liverpool will celebrate its second annual Pride this weekend after years of being the only major U.K. city not to offer such an event.