|With City Council anticipating more renovation work on downtown|
properties such as the Empress above, a request for a temporary storage area
for materials from such work found approval on Monday night
Prince Rupert City Council has given the go ahead towards a plan for temporary storage of demolition materials at a property on the outskirts of the city near Miller Bay, a move that a few council members believe should help spur on some new development, as well as to ensure that once expanded the Prince Rupert Landfill site will be able to keep revenue streams in the city's coffers.
The prospect of using the land came with an application to Council from Monday's Council session, with Chris Buchan, one of the city's contract planners for iPlan providing for the background to the request noting that the applicant wishes to use the area as temporary storage for materials from demolition in the area. The plan it seems to be some sort of holding area for later transfer to the city's landfill site once expanded.
As part of the review for Council, Mr. Buchan noted that there was no asbestos included in the construction demolition materials.
|The location of the proposed temporary land use for storage site, on the|
city's outskirts near Miller Bay
(from the City of PR Agenda for Monday)
As we noted in our preview of Monday, the land for the storage request is currently is vacant, and the plan is for the applicant to store construction materials as follows:Plywood; Roofing shingles; Drywall; Insulation; and Carpet.
Towards some questions on the concept, Mayor Lee Brain inquired as to whether the Ministry of Environment needed to make any approvals and if there were any guarantees that the material will be transferred to the city landfill.