Bulkley Valley Arts & Culture Pre-Feasibility Study
The Town of Smithers is completing a “Bulkley Valley Arts & Culture Centre Pre-Feasibility Study” to identify tenants, uses and programming for a new Bulkley Valley Arts & Culture Centre to be located in the historic Central Park of Smithers. The study will also be used to create a clear picture for the overall vision and concept for a new Bulkley Valley Arts and Culture Centre.
May 2017 Update: A public open house was held at the Farmer's Market on May 20th, 2017, that asked the community members to comment on the workshop deliberations (ideas and relationships of uses within the proposed facility) as well as, share their vision for the park itself. Please click here for more information.
- May 20, 2017 Public Open House Display Boards
June 20, 2017 Update: A public presentation to Town Council was held at Council's Chambers on June 20, 2017 at 6:30 pm. Based on feedback to date, the consultants presented an analysis, which considered three sites in Smithers: 1) Central Park; 2) Bovill Square, and; 3) Veteran's Park and current Library site.
- Staff Report to Council
- Public Presentation by the consultants
- Concept Plans Display Boards & Comment Form (Please submit completed forms by June 23, 2017)
The pre-feasibility study final report is scheduled to be completed by end of June 2017.
Background Documents & Links:
- RFP: Smithers Arts & Culture Centre Pre-Feasibility Study Terms of Reference
- Map of Central Park
- Town of Smithers Zoning Map
- Town of Smithers Official Community Plan
- 2015-2018 Smithers Council Strategic Priorities
- Downtown Charrette Final Report (2008)
- Community & Corporate Energy and GHG Emissions Reduction Plans (2012)
- Smithers Public Library Expansion Project Final Report (2009)
- Smithers Multi-Purpose Visitor Centre Study (2006)
- Central Park Development Plan (2002)