Old Safeway Building Demolished and Site Rezoned
The old Safeway property in downtown Chilliwack has long been considered a potential catalyst for redevelopment, offering an opportunity to inject a vibrant mix of pedestrian-oriented commercial and residential development in the downtown core.
In August 2015, Mayor Gaetz, CEPCO and City staff met with Sobey's staff to discuss possible remedial action requirements for the vacant Safeway building and old liquor store. Sobey's was in full agreement that the buildings needed to come down and took action.
As Sobey's got the buildings ready for deconstruction and demolition, Chilliwack City Council directed staff to re-zone the property in a proactive move to ensure zoning fits with the 2040 Official Community Plan and the Downtown Land Use and Development Plan. In keeping with this, two separate zones, the R6 (High Density Multi-Family Residential) Zone and CD-15 (Comprehensive Development - 15) Zone were proposed and rezoned. The City believes this approach will help encourage the redevelopment of the site as an urban destination for living, working, shopping and entertainment.
April 18, 2016 Old Safeway Building Demolished and Site Rezoned
October 3, 2014 Chilliwack Moving Forward Event
September 29, 2014 Main Street Greening Improvement Project
September 9, 2014 First Downtown Show & Share Workshop a Success
August 29, 2014 Working in Partnership for a better Downtown
February 18, 2014 City moves forward with downtown revitalization plan
January 13, 2014 Mill Street Upgrades
July 3, 2013 New Brownfield Redevelopment Guide
June 27, 2013 Community Gardens Bloom Downtown
June 27, 2013 Nestle Waters Canada
December 10, 2012 Downtown UFV Presence
September 18, 2012 Concept for Downtown Block
September 18, 2012 Downtown Plan Implementation Committee
June 4, 2012 New Proposed Unsightly Premises Policy
February 11, 2012 Council has received the Downtown Task Force Report