The reception area would include a raised ceiling to allow in more natural light. (HCMA Architecture + Design)

RDCK sending out Castlegar Complex upgrade surveys

Surveys will arrive in mail boxes soon about proposed renovations to the Castlegar Community Complex

Residents of Castlegar and Regional District of Central Kootenay Areas I and J can expect to see surveys in their mail boxes in the next few weeks asking what they think about proposed renovations to the Castlegar and District Community Complex (CDCC).

The Castlegar &District Recreation Commission collected over 350 feedback forms after an information session was held in May.

“The response was quite positive,” said CDCC manager of recreation Jim Crockett. “We got a sense of which items the community wants to see in the short term.”

Crocket explained that the recreation commission understands that 350 responses may not provide a fully representative sample of what the community is willing to support, so they have decided to send out surveys to all residences in the affected area.

The feedback received after the information session revealed that the field house and multipurpose space options presented at the time were most often ranked as more long-term desires, so those items will not appear as options on the new survey.

Items that will be included on the survey:

Option 1 — aquatic centre, fitness centre and social hub upgrades

Option 2 — all of the above plus a new arena

Option 3 — no upgrades

“We are hoping to get a broader sense from the community as to what the community would approve for a project,” said Crockett.

The survey will include details about each expansion option, including costs and the tax implications if approved.