Chilliwack – In December 2019, FVN broke the story that Canadian Tire would move to a new location, in the old Sears building at Cottownwood Centre. FVN/chillTV has learned that building would be retrofitted to make way for a new facility that could be operational by the fall of 2022.
In April of this year (2021) on chillTV’s News of the Week, the same rumour was addressed to Cottonwood management.
At the Tuesday July 6 Chilliwack City Council meeting, Council approved the issuance of Development Variance Permit DVP01180 with respect to property located at 45495 Luckakuck Way.
Concerns over trees and locking Shopping Carts will be addressed further when building permits are presented. The overall project with variance permits passed unanimously.
Council Discussion starts around 25 minutes into the Video:
From the Agenda item 7-H-5 which starts at Page 169:
The applicant is requesting a number of variances to facilitate the construction of a new 16,443m2commercial retail building with automotive service, “in-store pick up” and garden centre. The new building will replace the previous “Sears” building, proposed to be constructed attached to”Cottonwood Mall”. The proposed development includes two new business premises signs, two directional monument signs and fourteen fagade signs; 396 parking stalls (a requested variance of17 parking stalls based on l/40m2 gross floor area) and 30 bike parking stalls; and, an undeveloped area (reserved for future development) within the south eastern corner of the property. A conceptual site plan has been provided and will be updated to reflect the requested variances at time of Building Permit should Council approve the application.
It is not yet known what would happen to the existing Canadian Tire building on Vedder Road.