The City of Airdrie is one step closer to a new recreation centre after a joint partnership was announced yesterday (July 9th). 

Mayor Peter Brown explains more about the partnership and the land they now have.rec centre land july2018 dcThe new land purchased by the City, RVS and Mattamy sits west of Southwinds.

“The site’s actually for the Rocky View School Division and for the City of Airdrie. It’s approximately 43 acres. It’s a partnership between Mattamy, Rockyview and the City of Airdrie. It’s going to be set up much like the High School site where Bert Church is right now.”

Rocky View Schools will use a part of the land to build a new high school in the future.

Mayor Brown says having the partnership works out for all parties financially.

“The great part is that we’re going to be mirroring up some synergies and sharing some costs rather than inheriting them as individuals. Parking spaces, recreation fields, all that.”

Many in the community have been petitioning for a new rec centre for quite some time and Mayor Brown is thrilled that they can get going on this much-needed project.

“The plans have been in place for a while and we’re looking forward to connecting with the community and community groups and finding out what they’d like to see in that new facility. It’s great, exciting and I’m really looking forward to sharing more with the community looking forward.”

The parcel of land that was purchased sits west of the Southwinds community and south of the future neighbourhood of Cobblestone.

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