North Delta Secondary School (NDSS) is about to get a new track facility and the city is putting up $10 million for it.
Laura Dixon, school board chair commented in a press release, “for a long time the community in North Delta has been asking for a better facility at NDSS, and a more community-focused track.”
The new facility will have an eight-lane track with a synthetic surface and an infield made of natural turf. The new venue will also include field lighting, bleachers, additional parking as well as multi-purpose outdoor courts.
A New Track In Delta
Although project details are not finalized, the city is committed to spending up to $10 million, regardless of whether funding is received.
Delta residents will get the opportunity to have their voices heard on this plan at an open house. The meeting will take place on Wednesday, January 9th at North Delta Secondary (11447 82 Ave.) from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Residents will also get a chance to learn more about the deal between the school board and the city.
Both the school board and the city have an agreement that a portion of the school property, where the older track is built, will be leased to the city for 60 years.
The original proposal made by the school board involved a deal for the land with the city so that Delta might be able to receive funding that the federal government is giving out to provinces for projects just like this one.
The school district agreed to give the land to The City of Delta for $1 in advance of a grant application.
In turn, the city would manage the construction of the project, retain ownership and provide for school use.
“The City looks forward to adding this facility to its array of municipally managed recreation facilities,” said Mayor George Harvie.
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