A Williams Lake site will begin to redevelop a brownfield after receiving Brownfield Renewal funding from the B.C. government.
The Hodgson Road subdivision, CNT Holdings, is receiving $72,876.
A gas station operated on this site for four decades before closing in 1989, the government says. Today, the owner would like to turn the site into several commercial and residential lots once on-site contamination has been addressed.
“Twenty-three years is a long time for this site to go unused,” says Cariboo-Chilcotin MLA Donna Barnett. “The fact that the province is able to help with the redevelopment project is wonderful. This can once again become valuable space for the community.”
The government says these projects are part of the 24 successful projects across B.C., which have been awarded more than $1.64 million through the Brownfield Renewal Funding Program this year.
The program encourages more brownfield redevelopment across B.C..
Brownfields are abandoned, vacant, derelict, or underutilized commercial and industrial properties, where past actions have resulted in actual or perceived contamination.
The government adds that these sites have great potential for redevelopment when the issue of contamination is addressed.
For more info, read the B.C. Brownfield Renewal Strategy at www.brownfieldrenewal.gov.bc.ca.