SSS Manhao’s former conference centre hotel site is “a space we can use” and clean up, said Nanaimo city councillor Jim Kipp.
Nanaimo city council voted unanimously for a staff report into the options and costs to remove fencing and signage around at 100 Gordon St., and turn the site into a temporary pay parking lot for tourist buses and RVs.
The property was once expected to house a $50-million luxury hotel. It will transfer back into city hands Monday (Aug. 24).
“I just think the site is looking a little ragged right now. The tarps have been flopping around down there,” said Kipp. “I think this is appropriate at this time.”
Coun. Bill Bestwick, who made the motion, said the intent is to clean up the site so it can have a more “purposeful function” and not be so unsightly.