The city is reaching out for more funding support to complete the recently revealed design for the Civic Plaza.
Soon to be renamed Canada Games Plaza when it officially reopens next November, the makeover is already budgeted to cost more than $1 million.
The city is contributing $500,000 to the work, with matching funds possibly coming from the federal government's Heritage Canada Legacy Fund as well as a $10,000 boost from Francophone Affairs, pending successful applications.
During Monday night's meeting, council will vote on whether to approve a $30,000 grant application to Northern Development Initiatives Trust for the project.
"The transformation of the Civic Plaza will leave a permanent legacy to the citizens of Prince George that will contribute to an enhanced quality of life through the arts, culture, volunteerism, sport and recreation," said a report to council from community services director Colleen van Mook. "These enhancements will provide for increased capacity and functionality making the Civic Plaza a more attractive venue for hosting events."
According to the NDIT application, direct economic benefit will come to the community through a proposed 3.7 full-time equivalent jobs due to construction, maintenance and operation as well as revenue generated through event bookings and opportunities for street vendors and performers to the tune of $60,000 over five years.
The Outdoor Ice Oval Society is also looking for council support for an NDIT grant application to renovate the oval and construct a new building.
The proposed structure will support ice maintenance, competitors and officials during the 2015 Winter Games as well as other training and competitive events in the future.
The society's application for a $30,000 grant outlines a10 part-time seasonal jobs for an events co-ordinator as well as hospitality and ice and facilities maintenance staff and five temporary full-time construction jobs.
The majority of the project's $263,000 comes from the 2015 Games host society.