City outlines process for new arena

The new facility at Kal Tire Place could potentially open in the fall of 2018.

Following a positive referendum result Saturday, the City of Vernon will begin the next steps in the design and construction of a twin facility at Kal Tire Place.

The city is responsible for the project and operation of the facility through an agreement with the Regional District of North Okanagan.

“The first step will be to determine the best project delivery model for the design and construction of the facility,” said Tanya Laing Gahr, the city’s communications officer.

“There are a number of options being explored. The city has committed to following a construction approach that maximizes value for money and delivers the best product for the community.”

Once the delivery model is chosen, the city will begin the tendering process to determine who will design and construct the facility.

“The city is committed to provide the public and user groups ample opportunity to be involved in the design process through open houses, workshops and input sessions,” said Laing Gahr.

The new facility at Kal Tire Place could potentially open in the fall of 2018.

Look for more in Wednesday’s Morning Star.


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