The following work has been completed prior to this phase:
- Functional program study that presents the functional and spatial requirements for design and construction
- Business case that presents the capital and operating impacts for the facility
- Submission for project funding into the City's 2015-2018 capital budget
In December 2014, City Council approved funding for the schematic design of the Lewis Farms Community Recreation Centre and the Lewis Farms Library.
The City of Edmonton began public and stakeholder engagement in April 2015 to build on the work completed earlier and identify emerging needs to be included in design. The City created a public engagement plan that outlined who we would engage with and how. It also ensured a balance and range of public perspectives would be provided for consideration in the decision-making process.
Sharing Ideas (Public Engagement Sessions)
This was your first opportunity to get involved and tell us what activities you would like to do in the Lewis Farms recreation centre, public library and district park.
Exploring Options (Public Engagement Sessions)
Your second opportunity to get involved. We took all your feedback from the Sharing Ideas event and online surveys to create concept design options. You had the opportunity to review these options that created the draft schematic design.
Setting the Direction (Public Engagement Sessions)
Your third opportunity to get involved. We presented the draft schematic design to get your final input to create the schematic design.
In spring 2017, based on public input, the schematic design, the details and cost of the Lewis Farms Facility and Park was shared with City Council for direction.
In May 2017, City Council approved funding for the complete design of the Lewis Farms Facility and Park.
Detailed Design (Where We Are)
The City has initiated a new public engagement phase that continues and builds on the earlier engagement. It ensures a balance and range of public perspectives will be provided for consideration in the decision process.
Detailing the Design (Public Engagement Sessions - Current)
Your fourth opportunity to get involved. The detailed design stage has begun.
Finalizing the Design (Public Engagement Sessions - Future)
The last opportunity to get involved.
Build / Operate
This stage will begin if funding for the remaining design and construction is approved and the following triggers are reached:
- Dedicated Land: the Lewis Farms District Park is currently unassembled
- Base Infrastructure: projects such as roads and utilities next to the proposed centre should be completed to reduce cost impacts
The City will continue to look for opportunities to improve cost recovery through new/innovative operating models. This includes the review of partnerships.