Vernon council seeking more information before deciding what to do Civic Arena
Howard Alexander - News Editor
City of Vernon long range planner Cleo Corbett is pictured giving council and staff a presentation at the Civic Arena, Monday, March 13, 2017 in this submitted photo.
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March 13, 2017 - 2:49 PM
VERNON – City council must decide what to do with the old Vernon Civic Arena now that it has been made obsolete with the construction of a second sheet of ice at Kal Tire Place.
City council took a tour of the 80-year old Civic Arena this morning, March 13, as it considers how to repurpose the structure and the land it’s sitting on.
Once the Kal Tire Place expansion is finished in September 2018, the ice surface at the Civic will no longer be needed, according to a City of Vernon media release.
The Official Community Plan calls for an urban park on the property, although there has been casual discussion in the past about converting the arena into an indoor market or a multi-court space for indoor volleyball and pickleball.
Council wants cost estimates on repurposing the building, landscaping and parking by June so a public consultation process can begin.
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