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“I have received overwhelming feedback in support of considering Riverside Park as a potential location for the (multiplex),” Coun.
“I have been getting calls from right across the city, not just my ward, from people who don’t want to see it built at Conestoga College,” he said. Reid concerned multiplex would 'destroy' Riverside Park Mayor ads his voice in opposition to Ermeta's proposal While Ermeta feels the city has done a good job in consulting user groups in considering what should go into the new facility, “we haven’t really done our due diligence on this (selecting the site).” Although city officials have ruled out its use, Ermeta is convinced the new sports facility could be built within the park in one of several locations.“They are outside of the regional floodline, but within the regulated area.” The three sites Ermeta believes are available are all at the rear of Riverside Park, adjacent to Highway 401.The other potential sites include building the multiplex on top of Kinsmen Stadium and the baseball diamonds or on top of the hill behind the Kinsmen Centre.The Ward 8 councillor also notes that should the city decide to move forward with building the multiplex at Conestoga College, the GRCA would also require permits as the new facility would be built adjacent to a wetland complex and a cold water stream.More on the recreation multiplex: Council postpones multiplex design approval in order to contemplate options Hold off on multiplex lease, tend: planning lawyer Building the multiplex in Riverside park – potential city 'showpiece' or 'craziness'?$54.6M or $72.3M – two multiplex options headed to council Pace of progress about to pick up for city's planned multiplex project Multiplex task force decisions 'tainted' by potential conflict of interest Rec multiplex lease, cost analysis coming to council soon Recreation multiplex project moves into detailed analysis phase With four ice pads, multiplex project jumps to $81.5 million Concept plan unveiled for multiplex City staff refute claims Conestoga College not a permitted site for multiplex Multiplex site wrong for many reasons, task force told Is multiplex task force looking ahead to city's future recreation needs?
Final rec multiplex design heading to council on Dec.
12 Prime-time ice 'maxed out' – more pads needed, user groups say Fewer than four pads 'simply is not going to do it' 'Nothing' off the table for rec multiplex: task force chair Council approves multiplex memorandum of understanding with Conestoga College Consultants to develop preliminary concepts for new multiplex Large pool, four ice pads on multiplex wish list CAMBRIDGE – City council will meet on April 18 to decide the future of the proposed multi-million dollar recreation multiplex, and one councillor is adamant that it should not be built on the Cambridge campus of Conestoga College.
Prime among them is on the current soccer fields adjacent to Kinsmen Stadium.
“I had a meeting to receive information from the GRCA (Grand River Conservation Authority).
It clarified their requirements at Riverside Park and at Conestoga College.
There are three potential sites within Riverside Park where a recreation facility of some kind is possible, subject to study requirements,” he explained.