City announces purchase of 70th Ave lots
The City of Grand Forks (supplied by the City of Grand Forks' Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/CityofGrandForksBC/ )
Last week’s regular Grand Forks city council meeting ended with an announcement regarding BC Housing.
Mayor Brian Taylor released from in-camera that the City has offered BCH land:
“The City has offered the four lots, A, B, C, D on 70th Avenue to BC Housing, and that negotiations are on-going.”
This after the purchase of said plots of land was announced a month prior. The 70th Avenue lots are adjacent to the 19th street BCH affordable housing project currently under development.
Mayor Taylor says no deal is yet in place:
“We’re trying to be honest at this point with the fact that there is no deal, there is no agreement, we’re not coming to you after an agreement has been made, there is no agreement at this point.”
He says a public consultation process would occur should any agreement be made. Some gallery members suggested the neighbourhood undergo a feasibility study.