Raves for industrial complex

It's not often plans for an industrial development gets rave reviews from city council, but that was the scene Monday.

The development is the second phase of a two-phase project along Clement Avenue on the former BC Tree Fruits Packinghouse site.

The project approved Monday includes two industrial buildings, a two-storey building fronting Vaughn Avenue and a three-storey building facing Clement.

The three-storey building will include office space on the top floor.

"As I look at the look of this building, I think it will be a tremendous addition to our downtown area on Clement,", said Coun. Luke Stack.

"These fields have been just empty fields for years, and years, and years, and to actually see a beautiful building with multiple uses coming in here, I think it will be just fantastic."

Councillors Singh, Hodge and Wooldridge also complimented the development.

Construction on the first phase of the project, unveiled in May, is already underway.

That will include two six-storey apartments with 157 units of affordable housing.

PC Urban is developing the entire site.

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