Centennial Campground: Be part of the discussion


Be part of the discussion!

 

CENTENNIAL CAMPGROUND OPEN HOUSE

 

Wednesday, Sept. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m. at the 

Lou Soppit Community Centre

 

THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO ATTENDED THE OPEN HOUSE 
AND SUBMITTED COMMENTS. The online feedback portal is now closed (Sept. 24, 2020).


In September 2019 the Town carried out a four-day design charrette to identify future opportunities for Centennial Campground. [READ THE DRAFT REPORT] 

The design charrette yielded two results:

• Option 1: the Campground Option  

• Option 2: the Development Option

The Open House will show the two preferred options (details below) as determined by charrette participants, and an economic analysis of each.




 


OPTION 1: Improved Campground


  • Improve existing campground;
  • Addition of key facilities;
  • Multipurpose/campground support building;
  • Communal fire pit;
  • Community garden/communal space;
  • Playground area.


CAMPGROUND, SCENARIO A:CAMPGROUND, SCENARIO B:
In this option, it is assumed that the Town will pay for the entire construction costs and will lease the campground and a portion of the multi-purpose building to a third-party operator, year-roundIn this option, it is assumed that the Town will pay for a portion of the construction costs, with the remaining being covered by the campground developer. In this scenario, the Town will own the land and will lease the campground and a portion of the multi-purpose building to a third-party operator, year-round.
Phased approach:
22 powered RV lots, communal fire pit, trail network, playground;
Multi-purpose/campground support building
Design stage would include landscape plan to preserve existing trees and plant new trees

Cost estimate:
Phase 1 (Campground) estimated cost $829,988
Phase 2 (Multi-purposed building) estimated cost $3,829.888
Total estimated cost: $4,659,876
Assumption SheetAssumption Sheet
Cost estimate and ROICost estimate and ROI


 

 

OPTION 2: Balanced mix of development, park space and community facility

 

            

  • Mixed use development;
  • Accessible seniors housing;
  • Single dwellings;
  • Small multi-unit apartment building;
  • Green spaces and shared amenities;
  • Community building.


RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT
In this option, it is assumed that the Town will pay for the construction costs of the multi-purpose centre, the multi-purpose facility, and other public land development. The portion of the lands designated for residential development will be sold to a private developer, who will pay for all associated construction costs and infrastructure installments
Phased approach
49,000 square feet build-out area
38 residential units - varying square-footage and design
40% green space

Phase 1: $3,435,133
Phase 2: $6,517,506
Phase 3: $3,757,686
Phase 4: $4,034,538
Total estimated cost: $17,744,863
Assumption Sheet
Cost estimate and ROI