An evaluation framework, based on the six guiding principles of the strategy, was developed to evaluate the relative performance of each facility option. This evaluation, combined with public and stakeholder input during October 2016, led to the current short list of options.
Recreation Facility Options Evaluation
As shown in the table at right, based on the technical evaluation:
- Option A (Basic upgrade of WMG) performs weakest and does not measurably improve conditions for existing non-athletics users currently in War Memorial Gym
- Option B (Full Renewal of WMG) and Option C (Rebuild WMG) meet full 20-year recreation needs within significantly improved facilities
- Option C (Rebuild WMG) results in loss of heritage building, but elements of significance (name, specific features) could be retained in a new facility