Friday, October 30, 2020 – Council approved the demolition of the structure at 2076 Otter Point Road by T & T Demolition at the regular council meeting on October 26, 2020.
The contract was awarded on October 27, 2020, and a full schedule* of the estimated 6-week demolition process is now available:
- Installation of temporary fencing: week of November 9th
- Mobilization to site: November 16th
- Demolition: November 16th
- Abatement: November 23rd
- Backfill/site grading: December 17th
- Demobilization: December 23rd
Our mandate for this project is to ensure environmental compliance and public safety while minimizing the impact on the public and adjacent properties. Some parking restrictions will be in place on Ayre Road, signage will be posted. Multiple hazardous material assessments have been conducted and safety measures are in place including fencing of the controlled work zone while maintaining pedestrian sidewalk access. Director of Operations Jeff Carter describes, “the demolition of the structure will be executed professionally including recycling of applicable materials reducing the overall impact to landfills and ensuring compliance with all material disposal regulations.”
The building, first erected in 1946, was home to the Sooke Machine Shop – built by Dick Davidge and Don Roberts – where boats were fabricated. It also once housed a large trading emporium called the Sooke Trading Post. The structure fell into disrepair and the district began proceedings for removal last year.
*The schedule is subject to change. In the event of a significant schedule change, this notice will be updated.
Christina Moog, Communications Coordinator
Tel: 250.642.1634, ext. 678