June 2016 News Archive

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New parking lot for the Collicutt Centre

June 30, 2016 11:19 AM
(Red Deer, Alberta)

Work starts July 4, 2016, on the construction of a new parking lot at the Collicutt Centre. The new lot will be located along the east/Lancaster side of the facility and will add 99 new parking spaces, including two new and two relocated accessibility stalls and three new parent stalls. This will bring the total number of parking spaces at the facility to 465.

“Additional parking at peak times was identified as a need a few years ago,” says Denis Delemont, Collicutt Supervisor. “We’re delighted to meet that need and directly serve our customers with a development that not only provides more parking spaces but also improves safety and accessibility at the facility.”

Open at the north and south ends, the new parking lot will facilitate integrated movement at the facility. Collicutt users will be able to drive right around the facility and access it from the east/Lancaster side as well as from the west side off 30 Avenue. Emergency Services access will be improved along with other forms of access to and through the site, including pedestrian movement and light-duty traffic for facility events.

Select trees and shrubs at the site will need to be moved to accommodate the new parking lot. The adjacent sports field will be moved slightly to the east and rested for the summer in preparation for fall activity.

“It was important to us to be good neighbours,” says Delemont. “We planned the start date so nearby sports field users could get the most out of the field before it’s rested. Minimal disruption was also considered for the two high schools located next door.”

For more information about this parking lot development at the Collicutt, visit www.reddeer.ca/collicuttcentre.

For more information, please contact:

Denis Delemont
Collicutt Supervisor
The City of Red Deer

Communications & Strategic Planning
The City of Red Deer

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