at the Vancouver Courier
September 23, 2015 11:05 AM
What’s expected to be the final hurdle standing in the way of construction of a decades-long awaited seniors centre for southeast Vancouver has been cleared.
On Tuesday, the Killarney Community Centre Association signed an agreement clarifying facility ownership, which now permits the immediate issuance of a request for proposal for the design and construction of the centre. The successful company will be selected by January 2016. A full construction schedule will be released in the coming months.
Park board chair John Coupar said in a news release, “This important step illustrates the benefit of the new, positive tone set by the park board toward a more collaborative relationship with our community partners.”
The Courier reported in August, that the project was stalled due to a standoff over the future management of the centre. At the time Ainslie Kwan, president of the Killarney Community Centre Association, said the project was on hold while the group negotiated with the city over management of the new centre.
More on this story to come.
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