Slocan mill site up for grabs

The now-vacant mill site in Slocan is for sale. A sign on the property simply reads: “Available. 19.55 acres lakefront property.”

The Slocan mill site is seen in March 2014 during demolition. The vacant site is now on the market.

The now-vacant mill site in Slocan is for sale.

A sign on the property simply reads: “Available. 19.55 acres lakefront property” and provides an email address. Former mill manager Ralph Tomlin replied to a message from the Star, but declined to give any specifics.

“We are primarily interested in talking with potential buyers,” he said.

For nearly 50 years the property was home to a large sawmill — variously known as Pacific Logging, Triangle Pacific, Slocan Forest Products, Canfor, and Springer Creek Forest Products — until it was demolished last year.

“There is no doubt that the site holds huge community value and there is an absolute tremendous potential for something special to happen there,” Mayor Jessica Lunn said. “Ideally it will attract investors committed to a thoughtful, community-driven development plan but also with the capacity to make things happen.”

The Springer Creek Restoration and Preservation Alliance has held a few public meetings to discuss the land. Although privately held, acting director Abram Davis said “a core of people wants to move forward with the idea of the community being involved in the development.”

 

Just Posted

Trail company bids to replace Greyhound for Nelson-Kelowna run

Silver City Stage Lines has applied to the Passenger Transportation Board

Observant neighbour averts fire disaster

Blueberry resident spots neighbour’s truck on fire.

COLUMN: Carrot thief, forest fires, and a horse-boat collision

Greg Scott brings us news from the archives of the Nelson Daily News fifty years ago

Kootenay fires grow — more evacuation alerts

Syringa fire prompts evacuation alerts plus HWY 3 closure and U.S. fire crosses into B.C.

VIDEO: Auto repair shop celebrates Nelson mural festival

A painting by Barry Overn at Downtown Automotive turned heads at the festival opening.

B.C. team stays alive in Little League World Series after another nail-biter

Surrey-based squad scored a 6-4 win over Mexico reps in Williamsport on Monday

Kids, seniors at risk as smoke from distant fires hangs over parts of B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says children’s lungs don’t fully develop until about age 10

B.C. mother charged in 7-year-old daughter’s death appears in court

The 36-year-old mother, of Langley’s Aaliyah Rosa, has been charged with second-degree murder

VIDEO: Teen soccer phenomenon Alphonso Davies to visit B.C. kids camp

The 17-year-old Vancouver Whitecap player is one of the youngest players in MLS history

New plan to lift more than two million people past the poverty line

Anti-poverty strategy will aim for 50 per cent cut in low-income rates: source

Liberals scrap lottery system for reuniting immigrants with their parents

Lottery for parent sponsorship to be replaced, more applications to be accepted

Bear kills off-leash dog in B.C. park

There have been nearly 200 pet or livestock and bear encounters so far this year

Trudeau says he won’t apologize to heckler, pledges to call out ‘hate speech’

Prime Minister had accused woman of racism as she shouted about illegal immigration at Quebec rally

Most Read