Buildings Capital Project Highlights 2021

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Buildings - Capital Projects Highlights 2021

Thank you for dropping by. While the active Q&A tool of this project ran April 29 to May 30, 2021, the pages can still be viewed. If you have any questions, contact information is provided in the story map.

To learn about City Buildings capital projects, click on the image above or visit the Buildings Story Map (external link.)

Watch this short video (just over 1 minute) for tips on navigating in the map "Getting Started" video (external link.)



Buildings - Capital Projects Highlights 2021

Thank you for dropping by. While the active Q&A tool of this project ran April 29 to May 30, 2021, the pages can still be viewed. If you have any questions, contact information is provided in the story map.

To learn about City Buildings capital projects, click on the image above or visit the Buildings Story Map (external link.)

Watch this short video (just over 1 minute) for tips on navigating in the map "Getting Started" video (external link.)

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    Why not look at using some of the empty buildings on the waterfront for the new Steveston library, there are at least two locations in that development that could be used for a new library, the space already exist there, it is a matter of adapting it for a library use and that should free up some money that could be used to extend the gym, sports and recreation facilities in the new community centre as I think that once Covid is all over that most people will be much more health conscious and want take advantage of these places, and I think it would also bring some life to this pathetically dead area.

    jjm asked 6 months ago

    Thank you for your interest and comments. The location of the new Steveston Community Centre and Branch Library was carefully deliberated taking into considerations such as integration with the surrounding site (for example lots of opportunities for outdoor park use for group sessions), synergies with other existing amenities such as the splash park and playground, flexibility that can evolve with community demands, accessibility, multimodal transportation opportunities, relationship with neighbours (with respect to minimizing noise pollution), presence and adequate space for parking. The City does not own the waterfront properties so the cost would be much higher to pay for the land, either through a lease or through purchase. On the other hand, there is adequate space on the City owned Steveston Community Park to accommodate the expanded centre and library, which increased from 37,000 sq. ft. to 60,350 sq. ft. to take into account community growth so the City is confident there is more than enough space post pandemic and for years to come.

    Members of the community also showed a strong support to have a co-located community centre and library in one facility. Bringing in both services can not only increase the use of the facility but will provide the convenience of a "one stop shop" to the public, provide opportunities for innovative and diverse programming, as well as joint promotion of activities and events, resulting in improved customer services and increased community connectedness. Co-location also offers numerous space efficiencies, including shared washrooms, staff rooms, circulation, service rooms and lobbies; if two standalone facilities are required, then the program area would increase to make up for the loss of space efficiencies.

    I hope this has provided some clarity on the site selection and thank you again for your feedback.

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    Bowling Green Building- besides lawn bowling, what other uses are expected for the new building? 5.3m is a pretty significant spend.

    Neil Collins asked 6 months ago

    The Council approved program for the Bowling Green Community Activity Centre includes a multipurpose room with seating for up to 216 people. This 2200 sq. ft. multi-purpose space will be dividable into two separate program rooms which will support a wide range of programs and activities such as dance, tai chi, yoga, coaching and first aid training, as well as community meetings and rentals for special events.

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    Richmond Center

    winniebao asked 7 months ago

    Thank you for your inquiry. Since this isn’t an Engineering Capital Project, we recommend you to contact the City’s Development Applications Department at 604-276-4000 or devapps@richmond.ca to discuss.