Construction crews were hard at work Wednesday morning as the Nelson Commons project began to take shape under a mammoth crane — the largest used in local history.

Construction crews were hard at work Wednesday morning as the Nelson Commons project began to take shape under a mammoth crane — the largest used in local history.

Nelson Commons ascends skyward

Construction crews were hard at work Wednesday morning as the Nelson Commons project began to take shape under a mammoth crane.

Construction crews were hard at work Wednesday morning as the Nelson Commons project began to take shape under a mammoth crane — the largest used in local history.

The three-storey building will be the new location of the Kootenay Co-op as well as residential units on the former location of Extra Foods.

Project manager Russell Precious said crews are pouring the slab that doubles as the store ceiling and the first floor of residential. On Hall St. framing has begun.

Over 50 workers are on site daily, including mechanical and electrical engineers, framing specialists, first aid attendants and a variety of local contractors including Martech, ITC Construction Group and RCI Construction & Design.

For more information visit nelsoncommons.ca.