The District is investigating improvement and re-design options for Centennial Square.

Thanks to all who came out to our Centennial Square Drop-in Event that happened on August 6, 2019 from 3 to 8 p.m.

This event was a great success and we received nearly 200 individual pieces of valuable feedback. We will be providing feedback to a landscape architect who will develop concept options for improving the square. Once received, we will provide these options to the public for your thoughts!

What are we doing?

The District is in the beginning stages of investigating options for redesigning the space to ensure it can be utilized in a way that is best for the community. Input received from residents during the event will be summarized and provided to landscape architects who will then use the information to create conceptual options that will be released later this summer.

  • We hosted a drop-in event with a free barbeque in Centennial Square on August 6 from 3-8 p.m. to gather public input on Centennial Square. 
  • Input from the event was provided to a landscape architect to create two concept options for an improved Centennial Square
  • The District has been awarded a grant of $9840 from the Columbia Basin Trust to support the concept design of this project.
  • We will present the concepts back to the public to get further input and refine one final preferred concept design
  • Once we have a preferred option, we will pursue granting opportunities to do detailed design and construction

Why are we doing this now?

Centennial Square is the traditional commercial core of Sparwood. While much of the commercial activity has shifted to Aspen Drive, Centennial Square still provides the best pedestrian-scale and community-oriented commercial area in Sparwood. Grants are available to support this type of investment in community infrastructure and economic development. This project aligns with Council's Strategic Priorities.

When is it happening?

This project has four main phases:

Phase 1: Conceptual Design (August-October 2019). This phase is being supported by the Columbia Basin Trust in the amount of $9840 through the Trust's Community Outdoor Revitalization grant program.

Phase 2: Detailed Design (Early 2020 depending on funding)

Phase 3: Construction (To be determined)

Phase 4: Operation (To be determined)

Centennial Square Through the Years

This slideshow shows images of Centennial Square in the past, as well as conceptual plans that were developed through the years.

 

Centennial Square Event Poster