Purchase solves parking issue

Cramped parking at the Red Deer Co-op Home and Garden Centre has been solved — big time.

Cramped parking at the Red Deer Co-op Home and Garden Centre has been solved — big time.

Red Deer Co-op Ltd. has addressed the issue by buying the former NexCycle Plastics Inc. (NPI) property at 4746 Riverside Dr. That’s immediately west of the Home and Garden Centre.

Larry Parks, the Co-op’s general manager, said title transferred this week.

NPI, which is based in Brampton, Ont., used the property to convert waste plastic into pellets for use in the manufacture of new products. A storage building there was badly damaged in an April 19 fire, and the business never resumed operations.

Parks said the deal actually involved two lots. One, which is the site of the damaged building, consists of approximately 1.3 acres. The other, which has an older office and production building, covers about one acre.

The Co-op plans to keep the larger of the two properties and demolish the building there. In the near future, it will be used for parking, said Parks.

“It gives us some options for the future,” he added, explaining that the lack of parking at the Home and Garden Centre has restricted the Co-op’s ability to grow those operations.

“For now, it’s really just an expansion of the parking.”

As for the smaller lot, Parks said no decision has been made.

“We’re probably going to sell it.”

The Advocate was unable to obtain comment from an official with NexCycle.

hrichards@bprda.wpengine.com

Just Posted

Cannabis edibles and vaping are on the way

Red Deer stores welcome opportunity to educate

Alberta’s inflation rate holds steady

Alberta’s inflation rate held steady at 1.3 per cent in September compared… Continue reading

RCMP swarm Collicutt Centre in search for weapons

Collicutt Centre and Hunting Hills and Notre Dame high schools briefly locked down

Red Deer city council approves additional $700,000 for new Central Park water system

Cost overrun due to inflation, more needed road restoration

Patients complain about parking at Red Deer hospital

Accessibility of monthly parking passes a problem

Your community calendar

Wednesday Red Deer River Naturalists Flower Focus Group Meeting. When: Oct. 16… Continue reading

Gardening: Keep your trees free from snow

Plants react differently to late snowfalls in the spring and early ones… Continue reading

2 writers claim they deserve credit on Lizzo’s ‘Truth Hurts’

NEW YORK — There’s a debate about the truth behind Lizzo’s “Truth… Continue reading

Judge allows ‘Inside Out’ copyright lawsuit to continue in Ontario

TORONTO — A man who claims the Oscar-winning film “Inside Out” was… Continue reading

Red Deer Rebels’ Jayden Grubbe and Kyle Masters selected to represent Canada

Grubbe and Masters part of 66-player Canadian roster for World U17 Hockey Challenge in November

Opinion: Alberta gets it right when it comes to selling pot

This week marks the first anniversary of Canada’s recreational cannabis legalization. It’s… Continue reading

Don’t be so sure a Conservative vote will bring change

Re: “Dangerous talk from Singh,” David Marsden, Opinion, Oct. 15. It is… Continue reading

Michael Dawe: 50 years later, everyone still gushes over a modern school

Friday, Oct. 4, the new Westpark Middle School officially opened. This very… Continue reading

Most Read