A downtown land exchange will help fill a vacant site near the fire hall and provide a home for a sobering assessment centre.
The City of Campbell River will exchange its property at 1241 Dogwood Street for property at 1180 Fir Street, currently owned by Discovery Chiropractic. Discovery Chiropractic will also pay the City the difference in the value of the lots (estimated at $86,000) as part of the land swap.
Upon taking possession of 1180 Fir Street, the City will enter into an agreement with the Campbell River Family Services Society to establish a sobering assessment centre at this location in the downtown area to provide enhanced treatment services for addictions and homelessness.
Discovery Chiropractic intends to re-locate its business to 1241 Dogwood once a new building has been constructed.