Development and Transportation Projects
Alexander Community Centre Expansion
- Project Type: Renovation and expansion of existing building
- Status: Funding is approved; planning is on-going.
- Last updated: June 2022
Details: At the CCA’s May 2021 AGM, Councillor Brockington presented the 3 options drawn up by the City. As well, he distributed a flyer outlining the 3 options to all Carlington residents to solicit feedback through an Engage Ottawa survey. He also held pop-up consultations at both the Alexander and Bellevue Community Centres. Residents are excited to see a new kitchen, a teen lounge and computer space and the potential for library services. They are also supportive of a new gym, especially the youth, and that it could be divided into two separate spaces.
Councillor Brockington’s goal for 2023 is to formulate a plan to secure the remaining $4.8 million needed to start construction on this $10 million project. He has commited $1 million of the River Ward cash-in-lieu account.
However, the OPL will not commit to a Carlington library until the City-wide assessment of capital needs is complete; their report is due August 2023. Councillors Naqvi and Lieper are also both supportive. Ultimately, funding from upper-tier government might get this project realized sooner. With the CCA, Riley is discussing ways to increase OPL services in Carlington until Carlington gets its own branch.