Nordic spa group eyes new location after Fort Edmonton plans dry up
CTV News Edmonton
Published Sunday, October 20, 2019 1:52PM MDT
Last Updated Monday, October 21, 2019 5:34AM MDT
EDMONTON -- After plans for a Nordic spa next to Fort Edmonton park were abruptly cancelled, the group pushing to make it happen says it plans to seek out another location.
Hank Van Weelden, managing partner for the Edmonton Nordic Spa Group, says the group is speaking with a land broker and taking a closer look at zoning issues.
The spa was cancelled after Fort Edmonton Management Co. and Edmonton Nordic Spa group dissolved their partnership three days before the project was slated to be discussed at a public hearing.
Van Weelden said as far as a new location goes, the group is open to public or private land being involved, and it could be outside of the River Valley.
"We certainly want to get it built as soon as possible, the ownership group maintains full support for a spa in Edmonton and we're excited to see which piece of property comes out in front," he told CTV News Edmonton.
Discussions first began on the spa in May 2018. The group initially said it would cost $20 million and open by fall 2020.