The process is moving ahead for a new sports facility  next to Okanagan College.

The process is moving ahead for a new sports facility next to Okanagan College.

Process on track for Greater Vernon sports facility

Regional District of North Okanagan staff and the project manager will meet with stakeholder groups

Behind-the-scenes work continues on a new sports facility in Greater Vernon.

Regional District of North Okanagan staff and the project manager will meet with stakeholder groups throughout the fall  to discuss the site layout, civil work and facility/building design.

“Following the public input, the consultant will be proceeding with the detailed design process and tendering the ground works and preparation of the site,” said Tannis Nelson, community development co-ordinator.

The archaeological study on the site is currently underway and expected to be completed by the end of September.

On-site construction will begin following the completion of the study.

“With an October construction start, completion of the project is expected by the fall of 2014, with the facility to be open to the public by spring of 2015,” said Nelson.

Greater Vernon residents voted in April to borrow up to $7.5 million to construct the facility, which will include a running track and sports fields.