CLOVERDALE – The One Surrey team, led by mayoral candidate Barinder Rasode, released a new plan Monday (Oct. 27) to transform the existing Cloverdale Fairgrounds into an "economic and sporting hub" if elected later this fall. The plan would include constructing a trade centre, a pool or an arena – depending on consultation with residents – and establishing new transit connections to serve the area.
Rasode said construction on the trade centre and pool or arena could realistically begin by the end of 2015, but the design phase could begin immediately. The trade centre would be built in partnership with the Cloverdale District Chamber of Commerce, and according to the release, both facilities will be funded by selling city-owned land. One Surrey also hopes to change transit routes to serve the would-be community asset, as well as add a welcome sign featuring Bill Reid to the corner of 64th Avenue and 176th Street.