The construction of the Community Centre building and phase 1 amenities of the park has gone out for tender as of January 19. We’re hopeful to get excellent bids from among our pre-qualified companies before the February 21 deadline.

I have met regularly with staff to hear about the site plan details and how they have worked with the 34 commenting agencies to achieve workable solutions in addressing their concerns. The 34 agencies, ranging from internal departments like transit and forestry to external groups like Conservation Halton and Metrolinx, are all given an opportunity to review the site plan and make any comments or request revisions. Thirty-four is a lot, more than usual, and speaks to the complexity of the site plan approval process for this particular parcel of land.

This month will see the completion of the earthworks project that began in November. Clean fill has been transported to the site from another city project, saving money on both projects. The construction of the Bell cell tower will also begin this month and be concluded prior to the start of construction of the community centre in April, weather permitting. Facilities staff are working with corporate communications to update the Park 459 online presence on the city’s web site. Once ready, I will provide a link in a future issue of Sue’s eNews.