WORK CREWS take down the east side of the Co-op earlier today as the building's demolition begins.

Co-op demolition finally begins

A BACK hoe began pulling down the Co-op walls today as the building ends its time standing empty since it closed years ago.

  • Sep. 28, 2011 7:00 a.m.

A BACK hoe began pulling down the Co-op walls today as the building ends its time standing empty since it closed years ago.

That also means all the artwork from Graffiti Fest goes with it – although done as a way to make the grey building look better, there was disagreement as to whether it was an improvement.

Since purchasing the Co-op site, the city has been under increasing criticism for lack of progress in either reselling it or coming up with its own redevelopment plan.

Council decided to demolish the city-owned building after considering an appraisal that suggested the property will increase in value once the structure is gone.

With the building, the property would be worth $900,000 – to $1.075 million but without it, the value of the property could be worth anywhere from $1.35 million to $1.52 million, the appraisal suggests.

The city is spending $284,000 to tear down the building.

Just Posted

Feds approve $4M for Tahltan protected and conserved areas

Well defined stewardship will help nation reduce uncertainties for resource partners

NARA sends off rescues to cat cafe in Vancouver

Several cats and kittens from the region are now up for adoption at Catoro Cafe

BC Parks student rangers complete several northwest B.C. conservation projects

This was the first time the summer program operated out of Terrace

Coast Mountain College announces interim president

Ken Burt, current president and CEO, will say goodbye to CMNT come September

Terrace River Kings schedule released

Two new teams join CIHL in upcoming season

VIDEO: Title of 25th Bond movie is ‘No Time to Die’

The film is set to be released in April 2020

New study suggests autism overdiagnosed: Canadian expert

Laurent Mottron: ‘Autistic people we test now are less and less different than typical people’

B.C. father tells judge he did not kill his young daughters

Andrew Berry pleaded not guilty to the December 2017 deaths

Trans Mountain gives contractors 30 days to get workers, supplies ready for pipeline

Crown corporation believes the expansion project could be in service by mid-2022

Rosemount cooked diced chicken linked to listeria case in B.C.

The symptoms of listeria include vomiting, nausea, fever, muscle aches

B.C. seniors allowed more choice to stay in assisted living

Province doesn’t need to wait for a complaint to investigate care, Adrian Dix says

Retired B.C. fisherman wins record $60M Lotto Max jackpot

Joseph Katalinic won the biggest Lotto Max prize ever awarded

New ‘Matrix’ film set with Keanu Reeves and Lana Wachowski

Fourth installment to feature Reeves as Neo and Carrie-Anne Moss as Trinity

Most Read