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Posted on: April 13, 2021

Lacombe City Council approves DARP Priority Projects

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Lacombe, Alberta (April 12, 2021) – Lacombe City Council approved the Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (DARP) Implementation Priority Projects, which includes a list of short, medium and long-term capital projects.

These projects will be funded through a previously approved funding commitment of $1.7 million for capital projects within DARP.

The projects were chosen by the DARP Advisory Committee, which worked with O2 Planning and Consulting + Design Administration to expand on the priorities identified by the public in a previously released survey. The committee identified specific capital projects to undertake within the DARP boundary and prioritized those projects based on impact, available funding and other factors.

Short-term projects identified by the committee include:

  • Public Space Program – N/A Cost
  • String Lights across 50 Street - $50,000
  • Downtown Entry/Landmark Signs – $80,000
  • Pedestrian Accessibility and Improvements - $36,000
  • Review Lest We Forget Park Surface Upgrade - $10,000

Medium-term projects identified include:

  • Tree Asset Management Plan - $45,000
  • Lest We Forget Park Surface Upgrade - $270,000
  • Pedestrian Friendly Shared Streets (50 Street Converted to one-way) $250,000

Long-term projects identified include:

  • Pedesrian Accessibility and Improvements - $400,000
  • Decorative Crosswalks - $64,000
  • Public Space Program - $500,000

These priority projects will now be added into the City of Lacombe 2022-2031 Capital Plan.

More information on these projects can be found at www.lacombe.ca/DARP.

For additional information, contact:

Todd Vaughan
Communications and Community Engagement Coordinator
(403)782-1236 office
(403)877-4394 cell
tvaughan@lacombe.ca