City Councillor, Ward 3, Fulton Heights/North Devon Area, City of Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Thursday, September 02, 2010
City Invites Bids for Construction of Grant • Harvey Centre
Fredericton (NB) – The City of Fredericton has issued a call for bids to build the Grant • Harvey Centre, a two-ice surface, multi-purpose sports and leisure complex at 600 Knowledge Park Drive.
“We are getting ready to start construction of this highly anticipated community facility,” said Councillor Steven Hicks, Chair of the City’s Community Services Committee. “This is a major investment in the health and wellness of the Greater Fredericton area for generations to come.”
The proposed work includes, but is not limited to, construction of the multi-purpose complex with an 8,000-square-metre ground floor footprint.
Named after two former National Hockey League players, Fredericton natives Danny Grant and the late Buster Harvey, the complex will be the cornerstone of a new recreational hub in Fredericton South. It will house an NHL-size ice surface and an Olympic-size ice surface, changing rooms, referee rooms, community rooms, a walking track and spectator seating for 1,500 and 500 respectively for the two ice surfaces. The building will feature steel and concrete frame construction.
The Grant • Harvey Centre will become home to the St. Thomas University and Fredericton High School ice hockey teams. It will also accommodate other ice sports, including figure skating and speed skating, as well as offer an ideal location for trade shows and home shows.
The 45-acre site is located on Knowledge Park Drive close to the intersection of Allison Boulevard and Kimble Drive. The grounds will include an artificial turf soccer pitch, which is scheduled for completion later this year; a six-court indoor tennis facility; a two-acre, fenced dog-walking park; and parking for more than 600 vehicles.
The City of Fredericton has approved a deal with Ice Kube Systems Technology that will see geothermal energy used to heat and cool the complex. The system will also have the capability to store extra thermal energy to serve other buildings on the site or in the vicinity.
Welcome to my Blog. I am the four term Councillor for beautiful and prosperous Ward 3, having first been elected in 2001, and again in 2004, 2008 and May 14, 2012.
Ward 3 is on the northside of Fredericton (the majestic Saint John River carves the city into equal north/south components). For those familair with our city, the approximate Ward 3 boundaries are: the Saint John River to the south, St. Mary's 1st Nation/Cliffe Street to the east, Brookside Drive to the west and the city limits/Killarney Lake to the north.
In my intial two terms, I was asked to co-chair the massive rewrite and public hearing process for Fredericton's new Municipal Plan. I also served two years as the Citys' Deputy Mayor; two years as Chair of the Development Services Committee, and as the inaugural Chair of the City of Fredericton Affordable Housing Committee.
In the third term, I had the honor of serving as Chair; Finance & Administration Committee for three years, Chair; City of Fredericton Pension Board for three year and continued as Chair of the Affordable Housing Committee
In this fourth term, I have been appointed Chair of Community Services, which encompasses recreation, liesure services, sports & facilites, parks and trees, and senior's issues. I am also serving as Chair of the labour/management contract Negotiaitons Committee, also as Chair of the City Employee's SuperAnnuation (pension) Board, and again, as Affordable Housing Chair
Please feel free to contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org; or at Fredericton City Hall, PO Box 130, Fredericton, NB, Canada, E3B 4Y7 (506) 460-2020