Large Commercial Building – Chetwynd BC
- Select Property type: Sold
- DESCRIPTION: Old Lake View Credit Union in Chetwynd, BC. Great business potential. Dance hall, taekwondo center, karate school, jewelry store, message therapy, chiropractor’s office - come start your business or lease out a solid building.
- LISTING NUMBER : 18075
- PRICE: $357,000
- SIZE: 7,600 sqft
Business opportunity. Great location. A 7,300 ft2 building consists of 3 floors and all floors are useable. Office space or retail services welcomed. As well, the building is set up to accommodate at the same time, different types of business ventures. The main floor consists of 3 offices, large open area and one vault. Top floor consists of 2 washrooms and 4 offices and you can rent them out individually to tenants. Bottom or basement floor has 2 washrooms, kitchen sink/cupboard, open floor plan and one vault.
Chetwynd is located on the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in northeastern BC. The town developed during the construction of infrastructure through the Rocky Mountains in the 1950s, and was used as a transshipment point during the construction of hydroelectric dams in the 1960s.
The east-west Highway 97 connects Chetwynd to Prince George and Dawson Creek, the north-south Highway 29 connects Tumbler Ridge and Hudson’s Hope. A rail line branches off in three directions: northward to Fort St John, east to Dawson Creek and west through the Rockies to Prince George.
Chetwynd is the commercial centre for the rural communities of the Pine River Valley, as well as Moberly Lake, Jackfish Lake and Lone Prairie. These rural residents are mostly cattle, sheep, and bison ranchers and use the town as a transportation hub to ship their products via highways or rail. After the 1950 – 1980 boom period, the town’s economy has been bolstered by lumber mills, forest industry, gas plants, a coal processing plant and a sulfur processing plant.
For outdoor recreation, a community forest on Mount Baldy provides trails for walking, hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing. There is downhill skiing about 100 km, west of town the Powder King Mountain Resort. Nearby provincial parks include Gwillim Lake Provincial Park and Moberly Lake Provincial Park along with many other parks in the region. Chetwynd has a large indoor rodeo facility, an outdoor speed skating oval, and a general recreation complex with an ice arena, wave pool, six-lane curling rink, two baseball diamonds and a skateboard park. It has recently been renovated and now contains a rock climbing wall, indoor walking track and fitness center.
Once known as Little Prairie, the community adopted its current name in honor of provincial politician Ralp Chetwynd just prior to it’s incorporation in 1962. The 64 km2 municipality consists of the town, a community forest and four exclave properties. As the area’s natural resource potential became more apparent, a highway was planned in the late 1940s from the BC’s interior to the northern side of the Rocky and Omineca Mountains. Highway 97S stretches from Prince George to Dawson Creek, with an intersection at Little Prairie. This was northeastern BC’s first connection with the rest of the province; previously a trip through the neighboring province of Alberta was required. Following the opening of the highway, businesses such as restaurants and service stations were opened in Little Prairie to accommodate incoming workers and settlers. Chetwynd has dozens of chainsaw carvings displayed throughout town as public art. Nearby, there are four provincial parks, two lakes, and several recreational trails.
55°41’56.67″N and 121°37’59.08″W
Commercial building in town.
- Municipal water
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