The City is planning a new Community Recreation Complex in the downtown area south of Wilson Avenue, between Mary Hill Road and Kingsway Avenue.
Following a competitive process, the City has selected Ventana Construction, a Burnaby-based general contractor and construction manager, to plan, design and construct the project.
Watch the video compiled for Ventana’s proposal. Please note that detailed design work is underway and some of the featured elements have not been confirmed.
Located on 15 acres of City-owned land, the project will replace outdated recreation facilities and Rec Complex Mapinclude housing and commercial components.
Detailed planning is taking place in 2016. At this point, the new complex is expected to include an aquatic facility, ice arenas, and a variety of fitness and multi-purpose spaces to better meet the needs of the growing community. The residential and mixed-use components will offer various ownership and occupancy options.
The overall development is envisioned as a place where people will gather and socialize, meet for a cup of coffee, watch or participate in activities, and access a variety of services. This vision reflects the extensive input gathered from the community in 2014.
In 2015, the project received a $12.5 million grant from the Government of Canada’s Building Canada Fund – Major Infrastructure Component. Read the media release for more details.
Ventana, which built the Langley Events Centre and Prospera Centre in Chilliwack, focuses on building multi-unit residential, commercial, light industrial and public recreational facilities, primarily in Metro Vancouver.
Ventana will partner with QuantumProperties Preliminary Concepts Imagefor the residential and commercial components and Architecture 49 for the design.
Quantum Properties is an Abbotsford-based real estate development and construction company that has built a number of condo and commercial-retail projects in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley. Architecture 49 is one of the largest architectural firms in Canada and has designed numerous recreational centres.
With the selection of the project partner, detailed planning and design work has begun. Soil and site tests are now in progress to help define the project’s scope, budget and timelines. More information will be shared with the community in summer 2016.
Activities for 2016 will include further planning, detailed design and public engagement. Watch this page for updates.
For Questions or More Information:
Director of Engineering & Public Works