Published On: Friday, 28 July 2017
Fort St. John Purchases Hotel for Redevelopment
FORT ST. JOHN - City Council has purchased the property, currently known as the Condill Hotel, on 100th Avenue at 101 Street for $870,000.
The purchase decision was based on the City’s Downtown Action Plan adopted by Council in 2015 after extensive public input. The acquisition of land in downtown Fort St. John is one strategy used by Council to facilitate the redevelopment of the city centre in a manner consistent with the community’s vision for a family friendly and safe downtown.
The building is at the end of its lifecycle and will be demolished. The vacant land will be added to the City’s Strategic Land Assembly and be available for sale in the future. Any proposed development will follow the Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaws that guide the form and character of any new or renovated building in the downtown core.
“We listened to you. When the opportunity presented itself, we made the decision to purchase the building so we can improve the culture and character of our downtown,” says Mayor Lori Ackerman.
Council has asked that future redevelopment of the site recognize the historic importance of the building site.
“It’s the end of an era,” says Mayor Ackerman. “The building has a long history in our community, and although the useful life of the building is over, we want do our best to preserve its memory.”