Lacombe, Alberta (June 1, 2022) – Lacombe City Council recently approved an initiative to explore innovative land development, partnerships, and sponsorship opportunities through the continued use of a public and transparent Request for Expressions of Interest (RFEOI) process.
These opportunities are now live through Lacombe.ca/Collaborate, which provides descriptions, videos, and detailed maps of several municipal properties. This initiative will be on an ongoing live portal, updated with the latest municipal properties available.
The creation of Lacombe.ca/Collaborate stems from the success of Building Lacombe: RFEOI, which in 2019 led to multiple achievements, including the acquisition of the former Parkland Regional Library building and the sale of the two newly created commercial lots on the western edge of the community.
"Council is always looking for creative ways to drive investment towards Lacombe," Mayor Grant Creasey said. "The RFEOI process allows the City to partner with the broader community to ensure municipal properties maximize benefit for our citizens. Council looks forward to reviewing innovative proposals from interested citizens, organizations, and businesses. Lacombe.ca/Collaborate is an excellent tool for our future partners to engage with the City on these properties."
Currently, Lacombe.ca/Collaborate include the following RFEOI opportunities:
The RFEOI will be a living, ongoing document and will include:
- Land Development
- Len Thompson Industrial Park lots
- Public Works site
- City Hall site
- Vacant industrial lot (3810 53 Avenue). The lot is just east of the Police Station.
- Vacant lot (5422 56 Avenue) between City Hall to the west and Dancer's Edge to the east.
- Aab Street Road Allowance
- Sunset Way Road Allowance
- Partnership Opportunities
- City-owned parking lots. These do not include the Lacombe Memorial Centre and Fire Hall locations.
- Michener Park Campground
- Lacombe Memorial Centre Kinsmen Room
- Sponsorship Opportunities
- Gary Moe Auto Group Sportsplex
- Dressing Rooms
- Public Art
- Splash Park
- Hall of Fame
Those looking to partner with the City through the RFEOI process can submit their proposals through the form on Lacombe.ca/Collaborate – or contact the Director of Community Services Guy Lapointe at 403 782-1295 or Economic Development Officer Paula Law at 403-762-1263.
For additional information, contact:
Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator