Open House on Transit Facility
Prince George, B.C. The City has set a date for a public open house for residents to learn more about the proposed BC Transit facility.
The site selection for the maintenance and operations centre has raised concerns with some in the community. The site, which is located at the end of Foothills Boulevard, to the south and west of 18th Avenue, is across from the trail to Ginter’s field, an off leash dog walking site.
There has been opposition to the preferred location, with area residents citing it is the wrong place for a operation that will be industrial in nature. Councillor Jillian Merrick has gone on record saying it is the wrong project period, as she hasn’t seen anything that would warrant the need to spend the $20 plus million dollars for the facility.
The open house is set for Thursday May 11th from 6:30 to 7:30 pm and will take place ni the 2nd floor lounge at the Kin Centre.
BC Transit and City of Prince George staff will be on hand to answer questions about the proposed rezoning of the property and the proposed changes to the Official Community Plan in order for the project to proceed.
In addition to the open house, the city is asking for anyone who may be impacted by the proposed changes to the OCP to submit written comments by 5 p.m. May 19th. Comments should be directed to the Development Services Division at City Hall.