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Grande Prairie City Council in brief

York Hotel/Germain Park development

The City will be entering into negotiations to build a new head office for the Grande Prairie Public School District.

The space will be part of a larger development on the York Hotel/Germain Park site downtown.

The school district has committed to using 30,000 square feet, and the partnership will next look for interest from the private sector.

The land has been vacant since the City purchased the lot and knocked down the hotel on it, and previous development plans fell through.

Field House for Royal Oaks school

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The City has also partnered with the Grande Prairie Catholic School District to build a field house space at the new school planned for Royal Oaks.

It will primarily be used as a community space, as well as extra programming for the Kindergarten to grade nine school.

The city’s financial contribution wouldn’t come until 2016 or 2017, once construction of the school is complete.

Depending on the size of field house, costs for the project will likely start at around a million dollars.

Transit Plan review

The City will be going ahead with a review of its Transit Master Plan.

The current plan was created in 2007, and needs to be updated to reflect changes in population, areas that need coverage, and technology.

City Council voted Monday night to use funds from its capital plan for the review which will look five to ten years in the future.

It could cost between $100,000 and $120,000.

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