Print Edition: November 26, 2014
The long-vacant Rise and Shine gas station at the King-McCallum Road intersection was recently demolished, leaving little more than a dirt pile. The building itself was unsalvageable and was the site of a fire in August 2014, but it sounds like there are big plans for the space. Part of the City’s U-District vision put forward in 2012 marks the spot as part of development that will occur gradually in the area surrounding UFV, and a rezoning proposal suggests there may be mixed commercial and residential use of the land in the future. Furthermore, a hearing at City Hall in January 2013 provided an opportunity for residents to voice their opinions on having a six-storey building in place of Rise and Shine. There would be commercial space on the ground floor with 94 apartment units in the upper floors, as well as parking. More details to follow in January.