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The heart of Steveston is set to get a facelift.
With plans afoot for a new community centre and library in Steveston, the City of Richmond wants to hear what you think. Open houses are scheduled for next Tuesday, Feb. 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 17 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Steveston Community Centre multipurpose room. As well, further information and the opportunity to complete an online survey by Feb. 25 are available at LetsTalkRichmond.ca/stevestoncommunitycentre-phase1.
“Community facilities play an important role in the delivery of a broad range of services to the public in each of Richmond’s neighbourhoods,” says Mayor Malcolm Brodie. “Through a rigorous review process, the replacement of the Steveston Community Centre has been identified as a priority major facility project for the period of 2016 to 2026. Public input will contribute to the development of a facility that will reflect and respond to current and future needs of the community.”
Concept design is an iterative process that includes the completion of a needs assessment and the development of a program that will inform the location, size and layout of a new facility. Once the process is complete, a report outlining concept options and costing is expected to be brought forward to council for consideration.
There will be several additional opportunities to provide input in the coming months as the project progresses. Visit www.richmond.ca/steveston for project updates.
The Steveston Community Centre was opened Nov. 2, 1957 by then-provincial Education Mister Leslie Peterson, just over a decade after the Steveston Community Society was incorporated on Sept. 17, 1946 with the goal of establishing a community centre at Steveston Park.
Today, facilities at the community centre which is on the north side of Moncton Street between No. 1 Road and Railway Avenue, include the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre, Steveston Martial Arts Building, a gymnasium, fitness centre, games room, table tennis area, squash court, spin room, three indoor tennis courts, two outdoor tennis courts, lacrosse box, two softball diamonds, playground, picnic areas, waterpark and outdoor pool.