With excitement the Town of Stony Plain announced the start of construction for the Heritage Park Phase three project starting July 6th. Construction will be completed by Fillmore Construction Management Inc. at a value of $9.717 million. Town Council approved a construction budget of $10.5 million for this project in the 2015 annual budget. Funding for the project is coming from federal and provincial grants and a debenture.
Known as the new Community Centre, this project will add a Special Event Centre to the existing Pavilion in Heritage Park. “It will be the largest hosting event venue in the region. The design includes a two story building with the capability of hosting 500 people in a more formal and modern setting,” says Director of Community & Protective Services, Karl Hill. “This building will be designed with good acoustics in mind along with a stage, ideal for concerts and public events. The combination of the new and existing building has the potential to allow the hosting of three different events at the same time.”
“While this is an exciting time for the Town of Stony Plain there will be implications to Heritage Park users. The Pavilion will still be usable during construction; however, access to the current building along with parking will be impacted,” Hill explains, “Town staff will be working with the Fillmore Construction, event organizers and users to ensure the impact of construction is coordinated as efficiently as possible.”
Mayor William Choy says, “This has been a ten year dream to now.” Deputy Mayor Pat Hansard goes on to say, “Huge kudos to previous Councils and administration and for not letting go of this. Dreams do come true in Stony Plain. It has been a long-time dream for the people of this community.”
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