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Station House needs repairs

The historic railway building at the foot of Oliver Street which houses the Station House Gallery and Gift Shop is in serious need of repair say society members. - Monica Lamb-Yorski photo
The historic railway building at the foot of Oliver Street which houses the Station House Gallery and Gift Shop is in serious need of repair say society members.
— image credit: Monica Lamb-Yorski photo

The president of the Station House Gallery Society said the Station House building is becoming an embarrassment.

Speaking at city council’s committee of the whole meeting Tuesday evening, Kathryn Steen said the old B.C. Rail Station that houses the gallery and gift shop needs a paint job, plus chimney and water damage repair.

There are also life and safety issues involved, Steen said.

“When KMP Architecture did a study, they said we need a fire sprinkler system, and another fire exit for the second floor,” Steen said.

In 1981 the Station House Gallery and Gift shop opened and since 1982 thousands of dollars have gone into the building.

Steen said the society is willing to work with the city to resolve the issues, but as it prepares its 2014 budget would like to know if the city has any plans for the building.

General manager of planning and operations Geoff Goodall said the city still doesn’t own the building and the property.

“It’s a complicated process. We’re still working with B.C. Rail.”

 

City council received Steen’s report. It will go to the community services committee in January.

 

 

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