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Update: Unfinished downtown apartment building sold

Safety issues downtown contributed to the decision to sell the property, the developer says.
Quebec Street House is seen on Feb. 23. The unfinished apartment building has been sold

Quebec Street House, a 36-unit apartment building across the from Canfor Leisure Pool, has been sold, according to Peter Wise of PRP Holdings Ltd.

The unfinished building was listed for sale on Feb. 11 for $15.9 million, according to an online real estate listing. Wise said he has accepted an offer for the building, and is just waiting of the conditions to clear before the new owner will be announced.

"The downtown, I have been pretty unhappy with it," Wise said. "I have a lot of buildings in the downtown of Prince George and I don't feel the city is doing anything."

Wise said he's suffered multiple break-ins at his other downtown proprieties, and it seems like there is a "state of lawlessness" downtown.

"(But) that's been going since we started this project," he added. "I focus mostly on seniors housing, and this is market housing. It doesn't fit my portfolio anyway."

 The COVID-19 pandemic prompted multiple construction delays, and the building should have been completed roughly six months ago, Wise said.  Work on the interior is now complete, and work on the exterior is expected to resume when the weather allows, he said.

The four-storey building features 36 units, in a range of bachelor, one-bedroom and two-bedroom units. The pet-friendly building will offer a range of features, including underground parking and bike storage, on-site storage lockers and a communal patio space, according to the building website.

Once complete and occupied, the building will be the third new residential building in the city’s downtown, following the opening of the Parkhouse apartment/condominium building on George Street and Veda Living’s student housing complex on Patricia Boulevard.