Long Promised Townhomes Now a Condo Project
Architectural rendering of proposed condo development
Prince George, B.C.- It has been 9 years since a deal was struck for the development of 6 townhouses adjacent to what was the Chances Gaming Centre on Quebec Street. Today, there is word of a housing development for the site that has been vacant for all those years.
The proposal calls for a 6 storey building on the property at 6th and Quebec and it will be home to 36 units.
The one and two bedroom condos will range in size from 750 square feet to just over 1600 square feet.
Clint Dahl is the new co-owner of the property and says unlike the condo-hotel project he was involved with, ( the stalled Delta Hotel development) this project will not be constructed on a pre-sale basis “This is a show me town, so we will build it and then sell the units”.
The project includes a ground level commercial site where Dahl envisions a cafe. There will be an enclosed courtyard and the balconies of the suites are all recessed. Each unit will have its own heating and cooling systems. The main entrance will be on Quebec Street.
The promise of townhomes being built on the Quebec Street site has been on the books since the initial development proposal for the Chances Gaming Centre was put before Council in June of 2006. The Gaming Centre was completed in March of 2008, but by July of that year, there was an application to move the operations to the Treasure Cove Casino.
The covenant that called for the construction of the townhouses remained on the title of the property when it was purchased by Commonwealth Health. The deadline for construction was extended as part of the deal which saw the Elizabeth Fry apartments built on a portion of the property. That deadline(Sept. 8th 2012) was also missed.
Under new ownership, the property is now slated for the construction of the condo building, “Unlike the previous project where I was just a realtor, I wasn’t a partner or anything, I have a vested interest in making sure this project is completed” says Dahl.
Initial work on the site will be done to the underground parkade, where 60 stalls will be set aside for condo residents. That work could start as early as next month. Those who have monthly parking passes have been advised they will have to make other arrangements.
“I have been passionate about bringing condo living into the downtown since I got into real estate” says Dahl “So let’s get it up and show people.”