|The City is moving forward towards a potential redevelopment|
of the old CN Rail building with a call for Expressions
of Interest towards potential commercial tenants
Plans appear to be in motion to finally begin development of what could be a showcase feature of the Waterfront park area, with the City of Prince Rupert putting out an 'Expressions of Interest" call for the old CN Rail Station on the waterfront, part of what the city is looking to develop what was once known as the Rupert's Landing project and now awaits another name.
The Rail Station, along with a proposed new Ferry Dock for the Airport Ferry as well as Rotary Waterfront Park would serve as a Gateway into the downtown area of sorts and is part of the Mayor's Vision planning from last year.
In the prospectus for the Expressions of Interest process posted to the BC Bid portal on Monday, the city describes the site as follows:The Canadian National Railway Station Building is a historic railway station located on the City’s waterfront, originally constructed in 1921. The Building is one of the few brick buildings in Prince Rupert, and served as the train passenger terminal for Prince Rupert from 1922 until the late 1990’s.
June 2018 -- Plans for Waterfront eyesore on the mind of Councillor Cunningham
February 2017 -- Waterfront landmark looks for a little TLC and a new chance to serve
February 2017 -- City to hear of grant opportunity related to former VIA/CNR Rail station at Rotary Waterfront Park