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MEDIA RELEASE - Waterfront Building to be Torn Down


Demolition of the old barge terminal facility will begin soon. There will be some temporary fencing around the site, but public access to the South Harbour and the seawalk are not expected to be affected.

Deconstruction of the old barge terminal will begin in the next two weeks. The contract has been awarded to Augusta Recyclers Inc. and it is hoped that the demolition can be completed within a two-week window. Pathways will remain open for the seawalk and the South Harbour. Washrooms adjacent to the old barge terminal will be moved to a new location in proximity to the current location. Those using the waterfront facilities may have to park a little further from where they usually park while the old barge terminal building is being demolished.

Tor Birtig, the City’s Director of Infrastructure Services, said the old office building on the waterfront is going to Timberlane to serve as the concession. The contractor will repurpose all materials that can be repurposed. Once the barge terminal property is cleared, the City will await construction of the new Canadian Coast Guard building at that location.

The demolition will be the beginning of a reconstituted waterfront near the South Harbour. City of Powell River Council and the planning department are reviewing the future vision for the area.


For more information, contact:

Tor Birtig, Director of Infrastructure Services

(604) 485-8610

Event date: 
Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 4:00pm


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