Somass Lands - Expressions of Interest (EOI)

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In August 2021, the City of Port Alberni successfully completed the purchase of a remarkable 43-acre parcel of waterfront land where the Somass Division sawmill formerly operated.


Guided by Council's Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which identifies public access to the waterfront and a thriving waterfront economy as key goals, City Council and staff are now thrilled to be embarking on a process that supports the redevelopment of the Somass Lands in a manner consistent with this Plan.


Remediating and repurposing these lands in a way that reflects the changing nature of our vibrant community is key to the City's success, and there is much interest on the part of Port Alberni residents, businesses and developers in their future.


With this in mind, the City has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) related to the redevelopment of the Somass Lands, which will inform future considerations and planning decisions.


This invitation is open to developers, businesses, residents, organizations and social enterprises. Share with us how you envision this site becoming a dynamic part of our City!


What is the first step? Review our EOI for either Developers or Residents and Businesses and let your imagination guide you.


In August 2021, the City of Port Alberni successfully completed the purchase of a remarkable 43-acre parcel of waterfront land where the Somass Division sawmill formerly operated.


Guided by Council's Strategic Plan (2019-2023), which identifies public access to the waterfront and a thriving waterfront economy as key goals, City Council and staff are now thrilled to be embarking on a process that supports the redevelopment of the Somass Lands in a manner consistent with this Plan.


Remediating and repurposing these lands in a way that reflects the changing nature of our vibrant community is key to the City's success, and there is much interest on the part of Port Alberni residents, businesses and developers in their future.


With this in mind, the City has issued a Request for Expressions of Interest (EOI) related to the redevelopment of the Somass Lands, which will inform future considerations and planning decisions.


This invitation is open to developers, businesses, residents, organizations and social enterprises. Share with us how you envision this site becoming a dynamic part of our City!


What is the first step? Review our EOI for either Developers or Residents and Businesses and let your imagination guide you.


Page last updated: 14 Sep 2022, 11:01 AM