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    Prime Commercial Retail Space - Powell River, BC

    Sunshine Coast & Howe Sound Listing No. 19260

    8,200 ft2 two-storey building in downtown Powell River with ocean views, great visibility & public parking lot at the back. There are 4 units in total, 1 on the top floor with front & back entrances and 3 on the lower floor with separate entrances from the back.


    Price
    $695,000

    Size
    0.1 of an acre

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    Description

    Approximately 8,200 ft2 two-storey commercial retail building in the main downtown area of Powell River with great visibility and access to parking on the street in front of the building or in the large public parking lot in the back. The building is located near the corner of Marine Avenue and Alberni Street just a block away from Willingdon Beach, giving the front area of the upper floor some great ocean views. It is one of the best high visibility locations in all of Powell River with excellent local and tourist foot traffic.


    The building currently has four separate units. The main floor is one large unit and includes a cafe/restaurant, a deli and a bulk food store with 2 bathrooms and entrances from the front and the back of the building. It also includes approximately 750 ft2 on the bottom floor at the back entrance. The cafe/restaurant space is currently vacant providing flexibility to a new owner.


    The lower floor has three other units with their own entrances from the back parking lot. The unit sizes are approximately 1,100 ft2, 900 ft2 and 750 ft2. The two larger units are currently vacant and the 750 ft2 unit is rented out.


    This commercial retail building is in one of the best locations in the downtown Powell River area and is a prime investment consideration. The corner lot beside it is in the process of being made into a town square. Call to book your appointment to view today!

    Location

    6812 Alberni Street - Powell River, BC

    Access

    Contact Listing Agent.

    Area Data

    With a population of 20,000, this friendly seaside town offers 'big city' amenities and luxury services without the 'big city' parking and traffic hassles. A full-service hospital, medical, dental, chiropractic, physiotherapy and massage therapy clinics, health and beauty spas, a newly renovated recreation complex, full banking facilities, marine services, outdoor guides and outfitters, plus a wide range of retail outlets, art galleries, gift shops and fine dining are all within easy access.


    The Upper Sunshine Coast, from Saltery Bay to Desolation Sound, boasts approximately 1,900 hours of sunshine annually. Summer temperatures vary from 20 to 30 degrees Celsius (70–90 degrees Fahrenheit) while winter temperatures are mild.

    Recreation

    Boating
    Protected by Vancouver Island to the west, the Strait of Georgia is a boater’s gateway to the most dramatic coastal scenery in the world. Due to the mild temperatures and warm pacific currents of the Strait of Georgia, boating is a year-round activity on the Sunshine Coast. Discover Savary Island, laced with long white sand beaches and the gorgeous deserted bays of Hernando, Redonda and Cortes Island in the calm, warm waters of Desolation Sound.


    Protected waters make the Upper Sunshine Coast a prime destination for ocean kayaking and canoeing. Popular spots include Jervis Inlet, Chatterbox Falls, Hardy, Nelson, Savary and Cortes Island, the Copeland Islands Marine Park and the numerous islets and quiet bays of Desolation Sound. Eco-tours, kayak and canoe rentals for day trips, as well as fully outfitted, guided expeditions can be booked locally.


    Enjoy easy road access to the many lakes and rivers. The area boasts more than 50 freshwater lakes surrounded by thousands of hectares of pristine coastal forests. Inland Lake is known for its level, 14 km trail which can accommodate wheelchairs and strollers. You may prefer a day of paddling the calm, clear waters of a peaceful lake, or, you can take on the challenge of a 35 mile (57 km) canoe route which includes 8 lakes and 5 portages. Dinner is fresh and never far away, as the region’s lakes teem with trout and, at certain times of the year, steelhead salmon!


    Golf Year-Round
    For those who love to golf year-round, the Sunshine Coast is the place to be. The 18-hole, par 72 Myrtle Point Golf Course and Clubhouse is located in the foothills of the Coast Mountains. This Les Furber designed course offers four sets of tees for all levels of ability. A fully stocked pro-shop, driving range, putting green and Canadian Professional Golfers’ Association membership ensure a first-class golfing experience. Golf cart rentals are available, plus shower-equipped locker rooms. After the game, enjoy a meal at the Orca Bar and Grill.


    Fish and Seafood
    The Sunshine Coast is truly a fishing mecca. Whether you are reeling in a salmon or jigging for cod, fly fishing for cutthroat, rainbow trout and steelhead salmon or trolling for Kokanee in one of the region’s spectacular lakes, you will not be disappointed!


    International Dive Destination
    Known internationally as the “Dive Capital of Canada,” the Upper Sunshine Coast was rated by Rodales Dive Magazine as "The #1 Best Overall Dive Destination in the World” for 2006. A predator-free dive habitat, the coastal waters boast a visibility range of up to 30 metres (98 feet). Especially clear waters during the winter months make for excellent viewing of the area’s wolf eel and giant octopus. One of the area’s leading diving attractions is located in the waters in front of Saltery Bay Provincial Park. The Emerald Princess, a 2.5 metre (8 foot) bronze statue of a mermaid located below 18 metres (59 feet) of water attracts dive enthusiasts from around the world. Other dive sites include several wrecks, the Okeover Caves and numerous coastal boat dives which highlight the diverse and colorful underwater world of the BC coast.


    Hike, Bike and Climb
    The Sunshine Coast’s thousands of hectares of untouched forest and coastal mountains make for unbeatable mountain biking, hiking and rock climbing. Thousands of kilometres of off-road access and trail networks facilitate easy day trips to scenic viewpoints, lakes, rivers, streams and surrounding mountains.


    The 170 km (106 mi) Sunshine Coast Trail accommodates everyone from day hikers to ultra-marathoners. Easy to get to with more than twenty access points along the way, hikers are rewarded with abundant wildlife, gorgeous lookout points and stunning westerly views of the Strait of Georgia and its emerald islands. The trail is extremely well maintained, and hikers can take advantage of camping facilities and lodging located along the route.


    During the spring and summer months, take advantage of guided hikes or let the local hiking club introduce you to some of the region’s most popular wilderness trails. Maps and detailed information regarding hiking routes and activities are available 5 minutes away at the Powell River Visitor Centre.


    There are numerous biking routes well suited to beginner, intermediate and advanced off-road riders. Once again, the Visitor’s Centre is the place to go for detailed maps and trail descriptions.


    Arts and Culture
    Named the Cultural Capital of Canada in 2004, Powell River is home to many artists, performers, musicians and writers. Every two years choirs from around the world arrive in Powell River to participate in Choral Kathaumixw, a four-day extravaganza of performances by youth and adult choirs. The Powell River Academy of Music, founded in 1990, has spawned no less than six local choirs, several of which perform and tour internationally. In addition to founding Kathaumixw, the Academy operates the Symphony and Opera Academy of the Pacific, two weeks of master classes and performances which offer aspiring professional musicians an opportunity to train with internationally renowned conductors and musicians.


    Festivals
    April through September cultural and outdoor events include Festival of Writers, Men’s and Ladies’ Malaspina Open Golf Tournaments, Algerine Passage Sailing Race, Choral Kathaumixw, Symphony and Opera Academy of the Pacific, Sunshine Music Folk Festival at Palm Beach, Blackberry Festival, art studio and garden tours and the Fall Fair. During the month of August, Texada Island plays hosts to tourists who come to enjoy the Sandcastle Weekend and the annual jazz festival, Jazz on the Rocks.

    History

    Powell River Name
    Powell River was named after Dr. Israel Wood Powell, who was British Columbia's first Superintendent of Indian Affairs from 1872 to 1889. In 1881, Dr. Powell was travelling up the BC coast in a ship named the Rocket and when a short river draining a large lake was spotted on the coastline, it was decided that the sites would be named in his honour as Powell River and Powell Lake.


    Pulp and Paper Industry
    With the establishment of logging camps in the Powell River area in the 1880s, Powell River became a regular stop for the ships of the Union Steamship Company. The area's deep harbour and the energy potential that would be available from a dammed Powell River convinced three men from Minnesota, Dr. Dwight Brooks, Anson Brooks and M.J. Scanlon, to build the largest pulp and paper mill in Western Canada.


    In 1909, after purchasing the pulp lease owned by the Canadian Industrial Company and the water rights of Powell Lake from the Pacific Coast Power Company, Brooks and Scanlon incorporated The Powell River Company. By 1912, the Powell River Mill was built and in operation and by the mid-1960s, it was the highest producer of wood fibre pulp and paper newsprint in the world.


    The Powell River Company was merged into MacMillan Bloedel in 1960. Ownership then passed to Pacific Papers in 1998, which was again purchased by Norske Skog Canada in 2001, becoming Catalyst Paper in 2005. Paper Excellence Canada finalized the acquisition of Catalyst Paper on Mach 15, 2019.


    Heritage and City Designations
    In 1995, the original Powell River townsite area was designated by the Canadian federal government as a National Historic District. In 1995 Powell River was incorporated as a separate district municipality and received full city status in 2005.

    Boundaries

    Please see mapping section - all boundaries are approximate.

    Map Reference

    49°50'38.46"N and 124°31'41.89"W

    Services

    Fully serviced by the City.

    Improvements

    Two-storey building totalling 8,154 ft2.

    Tax Details

    $12,354.62 (2019)

    Zoning

    MX (Mixed Use), Zoning Bylaw 2100, 2006.


    Additional zoning information can be found on the City of Powell River website.

    Legal

    Lot 1 of Lot B Block 35 District Lots 5167 and 5306 Plan 6729
    PID 010-818-219

    Maps & Plans

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    Maps & Plans

    Our property descriptions and geographical information are taken from the BC Assessment Authority, Land Titles Office, government maps and other sources. While LandQuest® does not guarantee the information, we believe it to be accurate, but should not be relied upon without verification. This communication is not intended to cause or induce breach of an existing agency agreement.