The City chose this location as the most affordable and suitable re-development site within Campbell River’s cultural precinct.
As part of this project, the City of Campbell River is responsible for providing a serviced, construction-ready property. This includes demolishing the existing building, and providing sewage, water, drainage and CR Municipal Broadband service.
The existing property is City-owned, which reduces costs significantly. To develop on a privately-owned site, the City would have the added cost of purchasing a new property.
This location also aligns with Campbell River’s economic development goals and the community’s vision for a renewed and revitalized downtown core.
Public engagement during the City’s Downtown Refresh workshops established this downtown area as the preferred location for cultural facilities and spaces. The library combined with Tidemark Theatre, Spirit Square, the community centre and art gallery are key components of the cultural precinct.