Mayors funding pitch for kalgoorlie golf course falls flat
Linda McKeown, with the City of Kelowna, talks to reporters outside the city hall on Friday. (Winnipeg Sun photo by The Canadian Press)
The city’s executive director, Linda McKeown, made a pitch Friday in which she suggested the Kelowna Golf Course was worth $400 mil울산안마 울산출장안마lion and would allow the city to build a $40-million soccer field and a $12-millio바카라사이트n park.
“This is going to have a big impact on the local economy and the city of Kelowna. You can’t ignore that,” McKeown told a news conference.
“The only way for us to move forward is to build what we can afford with the amount of money we have.”
The plan includes a $40-million sports complex for the new park, which has been estimated at $10 million to $15 million. The council is also proposing the construction of a $12-million park, on the site of an unused golf course.
The city is also building $10 million in community spaces for youth, and $6 million to $8 million to support youth at the Kelowna Golf Course, McKeown said.
The $40-million park is also scheduled to include a pavilion and tennis courts for the youth.
“It’s a place where young people can come and play, have fun, learn, play and maybe meet a lot of new friends,” she said.
The city is also building five new youth and community centres and $12 million for youth education, she said.
The Kelowna golf course — which is the same land where the Olympic Village is — is at an intersection of several industrial areas. The area around Kelowna has a small, residential population of about 50 people. The golf course was proposed because of the area’s proximity to industrial facilities.
McKeown said the current community centres could accommodate an average감성 마사지 10 to 14 people.
‘The bottom line is we’re making a commitment that we can build something with a $40-million investment’
The proposal is “kind of a first step,” she said.
Council will discuss the project at its spring meeting Wednesday, after a public hearing.
The Kelowna Sports Foundation has committed $15 million toward development of a youth golf course and a park at the golf course site. The company is planning a community center at the proposed site. The $20 million par