Peace River Lookout draft plan presented to public


Photo: This draft plan was on display at the open house on Wednesday evening – Courtesy of PRRD’s website.
 

 

 

By Christine Rumleskie

 

Developing the Peace River lookout could cost somewhere around $1 million.

The Peace River Regional District, along with Focus Corporation, held an open house on Wednesday to talk about possible development options. A handful of people skimmed-over some of the displays, which outlined a draft plan for the site.

The site, located at the south end of 100th Street, is a haven for partiers and has become a dumpsite for many unwanted items.

Area ‘C’ Director, Arthur Hadland says one of the first things to do is make the site safe for visitors.

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Last year, the PRRD asked Focus Corporation to develop a feasibility study on the land.

An open-house was held last year, and Planning Assistant for Focus Corporation Shannon Gadsby says most of the suggestions were incorporated in the current draft plan.

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The project is split into five phases, beginning with geotechnical and environmental studies. If the site can be safely developed, then the PRRD will decide whether or not to proceed with the four other stages.

The plan incorporates public washrooms, interpretive signs, a public viewing deck and a paved parking lot.

Hadland says the ideas will be presented to the PRRD, and if approved, primary development could begin this year.

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