Trail buys prime land near mall

Regional District of Kootenay Boundary sells piece as property deemed unnecessary for sewage plant needs

The Regional District of Kootenay Boundary is selling 1.32 acres of land in front of the sewage treatment plant to the City of Trail in hopes of providing further economic opportunity.

While investigating the future of the regional sewer plant, it was discovered that this land is non-essential to the current and future needs.

And since Trail already owns over two acres of land, which is leased by AM Ford, it made more sense to sell the remaining portion to the city, explained Trail Mayor Dieter Bogs.

“It looks to be a really good opportunity for a nice development there with this land next to the highway,” said Bogs, who wouldn’t provide specifics on whether there was a project in mind.

The sale of the buffer land will expand the footprint of the property to about four acres, making it a desirable spot to set up a business, added Trail councillor Fred Romano.

The cost of the property is unknown at this time, as both parties address the technical and legal issues associated with completing the transaction.

The property will need to be subdivided, appraised and rezoned as part of transferring the title and making it ready for any future development opportunities.