A Coquitlam lot is set to go from busses to Benz.
Tonight (Monday), city council will consider a development variance permit for the property where the Greyhound bus depot used to be, to turn the site into a Mercedes Benz dealership.
The permit, if approved, would reduce the required minimum flood construction level from 5.9 metres to 4.9 metres for the future auto dealership at 100 Woolridge St.
The permit would allow the applicants, Christopher Bozyk Architects, to demolish the old Greyhound terminal building. And it would set the stage for a future change to the official community plan and for rezoning and development permit bids.
According to a city staff report, the Mercedes Benz dealership would have a new two-storey building, about 58,460 sq. ft.; the existing office building at the northwest corner would also stay, if council OK’s the site proposal.
Located near IKEA, the bus depot has been empty since Greyhound Canada stopped operations in western Canada, in October 2018.
The decision to shutter the business resulted in the lost of 42 jobs at the Coquitlam site.