North Bay’s new community and recreation centre is now in the detailed design stage. Geotechnical engineering and detailed drawings, for the facility, featuring dual-pad ice surfaces and other amenities, are nearing completion.
The design team from MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects Ltd. and North Bay’s Mitchell Jensen Architects have been working on the project for nearly a year. That work has included stakeholder consultation.
Construction documents are expected to be completed in the fall of 2020 and shovels could break ground for the new community and recreation centre as early as 2021. The facility which will be integrated with the existing Steve Omischl Sports Complex at 1055 Lakeshore Drive.
June 23, 2020 Design Team update during Special Meeting of Council.
Architect Marc Downing provides an update on the project on Jan. 15, 2020.
A New Community and Recreation Centre will replace the aging West Ferris Arena and ensure the City continues to provide residents with the same level of recreational servies and opportuniites. The new facility will also add an ice pad to the City's existing inventory, helping to better meet demand as demonstrated through public consultation and the findings of a Multi-use Recreational Facility (MURF) Feasibility Study.