Avondale High School Sites Area Redevelopment Plan

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What is this project about?

The City of Grande Prairie is preparing an Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) for the area around the Leisure Centre site, Composite and Peace Wapiti Academy High Schools and the associated sports fields.

The Grande Prairie Public School District is in the process of building a new high school in the Avondale neighbourhood. The existing High School will be demolished, making the site available for redevelopment.

It is a goal of the Peace Wapiti Public School District to build a new high school in the County. Once this happens reuse of the Peace Wapiti Academy building and/or site will occur.

In addition, the City has determined that the structure of the swimming pool portion of the Leisure Center is in poor condition and intends to demolish it. The ARP will identify future uses for that land as well.

Where in the process are we?

The final draft of the Area Redevelopment Plan is now complete. It is based on visioning sessions with the landowners, a technical review, and the public engagement sessions we held in December 2019 and November 2020. We are now at the stage where the final draft is being shown to the public before being presented to City Council.

How will your input be used?

Once this engagement process is complete we will prepare a summary of all the input we receive and present it to City Council with the final draft of the ARP. Council will then consider adopting the ARP.

What is in the Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP)?

The ARP contains short-term, medium-term and long-term land-use concepts that are intended to guide future development in stages.

The Short-Term Concept

The short-term concept shows the proposed future land use of the area after the Composite High School and part of the Leisure Centre are demolished. It shows the temporary development of sports fields as well as a road realignment and stormwater improvements.

The Medium-Term Concept

The medium-term concept shows the proposed future land use of the area after the two indoor soccer buildings are demolished. It shows the possible development of an indoor recreation facility and the relocation of the sports fields if that were to occur.

The Long-Term Concept

The long-term concept shows the proposed future land use of the area after the Peace Wapiti Academy High School has been demolished. The ARP would recognize that this may not occur for 30+ years. This draft concept shows the connection of Willie deWit Drive (105 Street) to 116 Avenue, as well as commercial and multi-family residential development in the northeast corner of the ARP area.

How will stakeholders be engaged?

Online Public Engagement

The final draft of the ARP is available for viewing in the Document Library on the right side of this page. Anyone who wishes to provide any input or comments on the final draft ARP can do so in the Comments section below.

Due to COVID-19 the final public engagement session will be held online only.

Once you register you will receive an email with a link to connect to the Zoom session.

Registration

To participate in the Zoom session please register using the following link: https://avondalearp.eventbrite.ca

What is this project about?

The City of Grande Prairie is preparing an Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP) for the area around the Leisure Centre site, Composite and Peace Wapiti Academy High Schools and the associated sports fields.

The Grande Prairie Public School District is in the process of building a new high school in the Avondale neighbourhood. The existing High School will be demolished, making the site available for redevelopment.

It is a goal of the Peace Wapiti Public School District to build a new high school in the County. Once this happens reuse of the Peace Wapiti Academy building and/or site will occur.

In addition, the City has determined that the structure of the swimming pool portion of the Leisure Center is in poor condition and intends to demolish it. The ARP will identify future uses for that land as well.

Where in the process are we?

The final draft of the Area Redevelopment Plan is now complete. It is based on visioning sessions with the landowners, a technical review, and the public engagement sessions we held in December 2019 and November 2020. We are now at the stage where the final draft is being shown to the public before being presented to City Council.

How will your input be used?

Once this engagement process is complete we will prepare a summary of all the input we receive and present it to City Council with the final draft of the ARP. Council will then consider adopting the ARP.

What is in the Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP)?

The ARP contains short-term, medium-term and long-term land-use concepts that are intended to guide future development in stages.

The Short-Term Concept

The short-term concept shows the proposed future land use of the area after the Composite High School and part of the Leisure Centre are demolished. It shows the temporary development of sports fields as well as a road realignment and stormwater improvements.

The Medium-Term Concept

The medium-term concept shows the proposed future land use of the area after the two indoor soccer buildings are demolished. It shows the possible development of an indoor recreation facility and the relocation of the sports fields if that were to occur.

The Long-Term Concept

The long-term concept shows the proposed future land use of the area after the Peace Wapiti Academy High School has been demolished. The ARP would recognize that this may not occur for 30+ years. This draft concept shows the connection of Willie deWit Drive (105 Street) to 116 Avenue, as well as commercial and multi-family residential development in the northeast corner of the ARP area.

How will stakeholders be engaged?

Online Public Engagement

The final draft of the ARP is available for viewing in the Document Library on the right side of this page. Anyone who wishes to provide any input or comments on the final draft ARP can do so in the Comments section below.

Due to COVID-19 the final public engagement session will be held online only.

Once you register you will receive an email with a link to connect to the Zoom session.

Registration

To participate in the Zoom session please register using the following link: https://avondalearp.eventbrite.ca