New BC SPCA Site Clears Another Hurdle
Prince George, B.C. – The plan for a new animal shelter for the BC SPCA has taken one more step.
The site is at the corner of 18th Avenue and Foothills Boulevard. The BCSPCA has already gone to the City to have the property rezoned and the Official Community Plan changed to allow the development of the property, but still needed the Province’s approval because the property in question is Crown land.
The Province has given the BCSPCA a 30 year lease of the 1.18 hectare site. The lease will allow the BCSPCA to build a new 929 square metre facility that will not only be home for animals, but will have an education centre as well. In addition, there will be 279 square metre barn for horses, next to a paddock , and a 26 stall parking lot .
Located next to the Ginter’s field dog park, the design includes a 20 metre treed buffer between that park and the barn/paddock area and outdoor kennels to reduce any possible stress to animals from barking dogs.
The property backs on to green space owned by the City and is next to the Prince George Equestrian Centre.
Outdoor dog exercise pens will be built near the main building and an outside storage shed will be located immediately behind the centre.
The project is not likely to see construction start until 2018.