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Lacombe City Council extends C4 land agreement

Cranna Lake 

Lacombe, March 12, 2015 –City Council has passed a resolution to grant a six month extension to the current Cranna Community Cultural Centre (C4) Initiative land abeyance agreement. The City of Lacombe and the Wolf Creek School Division are holding the land east of City Hall in abeyance while the C4 group assembles a building design and business plan. That agreement was scheduled to expire in spring 2015.

“Council is always willing to work with community groups that aim to provide amenities that help to enhance the quality of life in our city,” said Mayor Steve Christie.

The C4 Initiative is exploring the opportunity of building a joint-use facility where the community would create space to celebrate the arts, support families and children, and enhance the well-being of residents.

The group has selected Schick, Shiner and Associates as lead consultants to develop the initial building design and the corresponding business plan for the project. They plan to have the initial design and business plan complete by fall 2015, which necessitated their request to Council.

“We understand and value the benefits that a quality-of-life facility like this brings to our community, and we are pleased to work with the C4 group where possible to realize the dream of a culturally vibrant and inclusive community,” said Chief Administrative Officer Norma MacQuarrie.

C4 hopes the initiative will ultimately serve as a model of how the community can work together to achieve mutual desirable outcomes.

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