The existing Harry Jerome centre and Memorial Recreation Centre will close at the end of 2021 as CNV moves ahead with the next phase of development on site.
Construction on the new Harry Jerome centre will begin in 2022, and it is expected to be ready by 2025.
The design of the new centre will be presented to council this April.
In a media release, CNV said the new Harry Jerome centre will include many amenities such as an arena, an aquatics centre with a 26.5 metre 10 lane pool, a large leisure pool, fitness and preschool space, and a gym.
Youth and arts spaces, an outdoor area with a skate park, play areas and an outdoor multisport court will also be part of the new centre.
A new facility for Silver Harbour Seniors Activity Centre is also planned for the site.
“This is a great day for people in our City,” says Mayor Linda Buchanan.
“Through location, amenities and programming the new center will promote a healthy community within a walkable neighbourhood as Council has envisioned,” she said.
Meanwhile, CNV said Phase 1 of the recreation centre is now underway at Lonsdale and East 21st Street.
City staff are negotiating with Darwin Properties lease terms for the remaining sites.
The intent is to enter into leases for remaining city-owned sites by the end of this year, with revenues from the leases financing the construction of the new HJCRC.
Last month, City of North Vancouver issued development permits to both Darwin Properties and Sunrise Senior Living for Phase 1 of the Harry Jerome Neighbourhood Lands redevelopment.
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