Monday, July 11, 2016

Arena Design Close to Complete

Posted on 7/11/2016 3:00 PM by Ron Manz 107.5 KISSFM
It's expected that the initial plan design for the new expansion arena at Kal Tire Place will be completed by the end of this month. MQN Architects have been working on the $13-million dollar project for over a month. Doug Ross, Recreation Services Director with the City of Vernon says once plans are finalized they move to the next phase. "We'll be giving that to a quantity surveyor who will do all the costing for it and come up with an estimated cost for the project. That will be the point we will see if we have designed a building that will meet our budget of if we have to make adjustments to it." Ross says actual construction won't happen until early next year. "We won't be able to go the requests for proposals probably until January. The whole process of the design, making sure you have it right and getting all the technical drawings done and then getting it to the point of being able to have an RFP, that will take us well into December." Construction is still not projected to begin before next March. "We're looking at trying to get the RFP out by early January to look for someone to actually construct the facility and then the goal will be to actually have someone start construction in March."

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