UVic gets go ahead for new CARSA facility

On Sept. 17, Saanich Council gave the green light for UVic to move ahead with the new Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special Abilities and related parkade. Councillors unanimously voted in favour of the necessary development variances while also commending the university for thorough public consultation.

“A great deal of effort went into getting it right with UVic’s extensive five-step consultation process on this project,” says Kristi Simpson, UVic's associate-vice president of financial planning and operations, “and we are particularly grateful to the community members and consultative partners who assisted us over the course of these past few months. We look forward to breaking ground on this exciting new facility.”

UVic’s Facilities Management department is coordinating the preparation of the final building plans. Tenders are scheduled to close in December 2012, with construction starting as early as January 2013 at the site, which is currently Parking Lot No. 3.

Visit www.uvic.ca/carsa/ for more info on the new facility.


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