We are excited to begin discussing the needs of a new Cultural Hub and Farmers’ Market in the Main & Ferry Area of the City. This new asset comes from two previous plans that identified needs of the community. The Culture Plan (June 2014) identified the need to develop a centralized facility for a range of arts and culture activities. The study identified uses such as gallery space; commercial space; performance space; studio space; and related office and administrative space. Likewise, the Farmers’ Market study (June 2008) identified the need for site redevelopment to create a more sustainable market and create a valuable cultural asset for the City in the Main & Ferry area. The new facility may not house all of these functions, however, the study will identify the gaps that such a facility can address and how best to approach other gaps that do not fit this space. This plan can lead to a holistic approach in creating a vibrant facility that can meet the needs of the community.
The City has conducted several public meetings and meetings with stakeholders. The report on the community consultation was presented to council in December 2017. The services of dtah have been retained to complete architectural drawings of the building as well as those of 360 consulting group to determine operating and business plans for the site.
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