Council to consider demolishing former Kamloops Daily News building

By Jessica Lepp
December 11, 2015 - 4:59pm Updated: December 11, 2015 - 7:35pm

KAMLOOPS — City Council will consider the demolition of the former Kamloops Daily News building at Seymour Street and 4th Avenue now that the proposed performing arts referendum was defeated.

Mayor Peter Milobar says when the city bought the land there was a business plan to turn the property into a minimum surface parking, though that plan was put on hold during the referendum.

Milobar says last year's budget actually contained moneyin it to demolish the building, adding there is a waiting list for those parking spots.

Milobar says if this is the route council wants to take it's better to get on it sooner rather than later to secure a demolision contract.

The cost of demolition would be around a million dollars.

The issue is on the agenda for Tuesday's regular meeting of council.

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