City receives several proposals for former Kamloops Daily News building

KAMLOOPS - City council has a few options to discuss for the former Kamloops Daily News building.

An open call for proposals for what to do with the building at 393 Seymour St. has netted the city nine proposals, says city realty manager David Freeman. The period for proposals ended Friday, April 15 at 2 p.m.

“Five were from private sector development interests and four were from community groups,” Freeman says.

A report will now be written and submitted to city council who will discuss the options at a closed council meeting on April 26. Freeman says the individual proposals are confidential right now due to a clause in the proposal agreement and because it’s a city land issue.

After the April 26 meeting council will direct city staff on how to proceed with the proposals. He expects council to get staff to look into the private development interests.

Freeman says the proposals were high level, like "kicking the tires on a car," and more detailed information will be pursued after the meeting, depending on council’s discussion.

“If council wants us to pursue any one of them we’d be able to go into detail and look at the ramifications of it,” he says.

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