News

Steveston fishing store to be flattened

The fate of the old Towns Netting and Marine Supplies building—which is now boarded up—in Steveston now rests with city council. - Matthew Hoekstra photo
The fate of the old Towns Netting and Marine Supplies building—which is now boarded up—in Steveston now rests with city council.
— image credit: Matthew Hoekstra photo

A former fishing supplies store that's kitty-corner to Steveston's once-mighty fishing fleet will soon be flattened.

Penta Builders Group won unanimous approval from city council June 25 to demolish the old Towns Netting and Marine Supplies store at 3531 Bayview St., located in Steveston Village across from the Gulf of Georgia Cannery.

The building has been vacant for two years. Last year Cornerstone Architecture applied to rezone the site to allow a three-storey commercial-residential development, but the property has since been sold and the development application withdrawn.

What Penta has planned for the site isn't yet known, as it has yet to submit a rezoning application.

The building isn't designated  heritage by the city, but lies within the Steveston Village Heritage Conservation Area, in which demolitions require council approval.

Penta cited the structure's "deteriorated condition" as the reason to demolish the building, according to a staff report.

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Court challenge aims to block new coal terminal
 
Cracked dike stabilized in Steveston
 
Roost draws mixed reviews
New legislation to deter crime against seniors
 
Kiwanis Towers now accepting applications from seniors
 
Human Rights Tribunal rejects smart meter complaint
Maple Ridge graffiti artist bending the rules
 
Rasode declares mayoral run
 
Intersection closed after South Surrey crash knocks out power

Community Events, September 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Sep 19 edition online now. Browse the archives.