During a closed session today, City Council selected a potential site for the future shelter in Red Deer. The next step in the process will be putting the site forward to the province for consideration.
The site, which is subject to rezoning and public hearing requirements, will not be shared publicly at this time. The decision stems from a site selection process that has taken place over the past two months. Administration compiled a list of 96 potential sites with the help of a commercial realtor, members of the public and property owners; this list was narrowed down over a series of three Council meetings, landing on one potential site today during their closed meeting. Administration applied Council’s site selection matrix, which was influenced by public input gathered over the past eight months.
If the site is supported by the province, The City hopes to share the location of the potential site on September 26.
Selecting a site is the beginning of a provincial project that will continue to involve The City and the community. City Council and administration will work closely with the province to design a site and facility that meets Red Deer’s vision of a made-for-Red Deer purpose-built integrated shelter. Prior to any development, the location is subject to rezoning and a public hearing process.
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The City of Red Deer