In 2021 the City purchased key waterfront parcels of land to move forward with their strategic redevelopment for the benefit of the community. It's the most significant purchase in the City's recent history.

Purchase price
Number of properties
Acres of land

Somass Lands Purchase

“With the purchase of the smaller parcels, the City gains full ownership of Harbour Road and the rail corridor that provide access to waterfront properties. This will enable a strategic and well-planned redevelopment of these key areas,” continued Mayor Sharie Minions. “Ownership of the Dry Creek corridor provides the community with an attractive loop option for the Quay to Quay Path.” 

The purchase price for the five properties was $5,326,375. 

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