Games hub project gets go-ahead from planning commission

By Troy Gillard (Twitter: @Troy_Gillard)
February 16, 2017 - 9:27am

Two years ahead of the 2019 Canada Winter Games, one of the marquee projects for the event has been given the green light.

The Municipal Planning Commission on Wednesday approved the plan to turn the Central School Building into the Canada Winter Games Celebration Plaza.

The plaza is to be home to “festival programming” during the 2019 Games and then provide a long-term celebration space in the heart of the city.

City Council gave their approval to the plan in November and it is included in the 2017 Capital Budget.

Red Deer Public Schools has agreed to sell the Central School building, built in 1939, to the City for $1.

The anticipated cost to taxpayers is $7.5 million.

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