Prosperity Way development poised for expansion

Platform Properties hopes to add more retail space to its Prosperity Way development in  Williams Lake.

Recently the company applied to develop a new five-unit retail building to the site.

However, there are a few things the company will have to address before city council gives the go-ahead.

The application is subject to a traffic impact analysis and a suitable wildfire assessment report from a qualified engineer or registered professional forester.

City planner Nigel Whitehead said it was anticipated the company would have the reports ready by the end of June in time for council’s consideration at the July 22 regular meeting.

In the meantime public notices about the development permit application have gone to surrounding property owners with a 100-metre radius of the subject property, as well as to the Cariboo Regional District.

Coun. Surinderpal Rathor said while he welcomed the news of additional retail space at the site, he is concerned about the growing number of empty retail spaces in the downtown core.

Coun. Geoff Bourdon said the Williams Lake Business Improvement Area Association has been looking at what other communities are doing to revitalize their downtown areas.

“We will be sharing more of this with the community in months to come,” Bourdon said.


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