The Municipality of Jasper often has ongoing projects across departments that may interest or impact you. Visit this page to stay up to date on what is happening.
Activity Centre Renovation Project
The Jasper Activity Centre Renovation Project is composed of three main parts:
- Accessibility – things like building accessible and family-friendly washrooms/changerooms at the Arena, Activity Centre, and the Fitness & Aquatic Centre, and adding an elevator in the Activity Centre
- Behind-the-scenes – things like fire exits, electrical wiring, and heating system modernizations to help our buildings last longer
- Service Level improvements – things like more multi-use spaces for programs and public use, and adding more changerooms to the Arena”
Connaught Utility project
The Connaught Utility project will support the development of future affordable housing in the area. Throughout the fall of 2021, the west end of Connaught Drive underwent significant construction.
In recent years, the Jasper Community Housing Corporation (JCHC) has been working on advancing the development of new affordable housing in Jasper. Through extensive community consultations on determining community needs and best use of available land, the Connaught Drive parcels (GA, GB and GC) were identified as preferred locations for the development of staff housing.
In 2020 the Municipality of Jasper received $250,000 in Seed Funding from the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) to support pre-construction plans, including lot servicing. In 2021 regular meeting, Jasper municipal Council approved a total project budget of $7,150,000 to install municipal utility services in the area, including water, sewer and stormwater (deep services).
Earlier in 2021, the JCHC applied for funding for a 40-unit apartment building on parcel GC (closest to Hazel Ave) through the Rapid Housing Initiative. While the proposal was unsuccessful this year, the JCHC will continue pursuing funding opportunities to support the proposal.
Jasper Community Housing Corporation
The Jasper Community Housing Corporation (JCHC) is a wholly owned not-for-profit corporation of the Municipality of Jasper. The JCHC was incorporated in July 2007 and began operations with a five-person Board of Directors in February 2009. Board members are appointed by municipal Council, and the Chairperson of the board is the Chief Administrative Officer of the Municipality. Two councillors and two residents of the Municipality of Jasper also sit on the board.