Mission, BC—City of Mission Council has added over $10 million in new projects to the City’s Capital Plan 2023-2027. These projects focus on enhancing and growing park and recreation spaces, improving access to arts & culture, completing design work on critical flood protection in the waterfront, and building capacity for youth supports and housing.
“Council has worked hard in this initial round of capital planning to arrive at projects that are of value to a broad cross-section of the community, and that helps us to keep up with the demands of growth and changing interests,” said Mayor Horn on behalf of Council. “These expenditures are a perfect fit for our Strategic Plan: Building Foundations. From social programs, to the arts, to flood protection, and housing, we recognize that our community needs a broad base of amenities if it is going to continue being a place worth living in. Mission prides itself on being a community of neighbours and these ingredients will help us maintain that spirit.”
Highlights of the new projects include:
- $850,000 for the design work needed for waterfront dike completion
- $2,000,000 for major renovations at the Clarke Foundation Theatre
- $1,000,000 to support the application for a future youth Foundry or similar service
- $1,500,000 for an additional spray park (incl. parking, washrooms)
- $200,000 to partner with local Arts & Culture groups in attracting further Provincial and Federal funding
- $2,000,000 to improve and cover the lacrosse box at Centennial Park, and transition it to a multi-sport space
- $1,000,000 to start a Housing Initiatives reserve to accelerate housing partnerships with community organizations and the Province of BC
- $1,500,000 to support implementation of the future Centennial Park Masterplan
The Capital Plan ensures that the City is keeping up with the growth of the community by planning and funding projects that improve, maintain, and enhance infrastructure and amenities throughout Mission.
These additional projects were made possible, in large part, because of the $8,839,000 the City of Mission received as part of the Province’s Growing Communities Fund grant program earlier this year.
“We are extremely grateful to the province for their investment in this infrastructure,” said Horn.
Project updates and any engagement opportunities will be available on engage.mission.ca as the projects take shape.
Staff will be bringing more information for an additional round of project funding at a later date.
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City of Mission
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