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Prince George construction boom to see new apartment buildings built near Mr. PG

Two new apartment buildings will provide 137 units near the beloved mascot

More housing is coming to the corner of Highway 16 and 97 near the home of Mr. PG.

The city says the local construction boom is continuing behind Mr. PG, where excavation has begun in preparation for the construction of two new apartment buildings that will together provide 137 housing units.

The site, at 2620 Recplace Dr., was sold by the city for just over $2 million earlier this year. 

The developer, Broadstreet Properties, also built the neighbouring apartment building that opened earlier this year.

Access to Mr. PG is being preserved during construction via the access road from Recplace Drive or from the sidewalk that runs along the south side of Highway 97.

The sale of city lands already this year have topped $4.1 million as outlined in a report to council on the April 12 meeting agenda.

This meeting also includes an update on 2021 building permits.

The month of March alone saw 35 new building permits issued by the city, worth more than $14.5 million.

So far this year, eight new multi-family housing projects have received building permits. 

Mr. PG, Prince George’s beloved mascot, celebrated his 60th birthday in 2020 and is very popular with residents and visitors alike, often flying flags of community organizations or lit in different colours to support local awareness campaigns.

He is currently being lit in green in recognition of BC Transplant since April is organ donation awareness month.

Mr. PG construction mapMap of construction near Mr. PG. By City of Prince George