City of Port Alberni to display industrial antiques in park

City council is looking to make the entrance to Harbour Quay more appealing for residents and tourists alike, Mayor Mike Ruttan announced.

Mayor Mike Ruttan is looking to display antique machinery on the empty lots at the corner of Third Avenue and Dunbar Street.

City council is looking to make the entrance to Harbour Quay more appealing for residents and tourists alike, Mayor Mike Ruttan announced on Monday.

Council voted to endorse a licence to occupy 5020 Dunbar St., near the Third Avenue intersection at the start of the hill to Uptown.

“That property is the cover to that whole area that includes the train station and Harbour Quay and all of the redevelopments there. Frankly, it’s not an appealing look,” said Ruttan following the council meeting.

“This is part of a small project to beautify the streets where Kingsway and Third Avenue and Dunbar meet. It’s a semi-industrial,  commercial and light industrial area that could be made much more pleasing to look at.”

Currently, the area is covered in gravel and part of it is serving as a parking lot for U-Haul trucks. The three lots in the area are owned by Imperial Oil, Island Timberlands and a private resident.

“We are looking at covering them with a bit of topsoil and some grass and then using the site to display some of our own heritage vehicles that we have in our community with signage beside them,” Ruttan said.

“As you go by, you’ll think ‘ah, this is what the city has and this is what it’s displaying’ and perhaps people would want to stop and get their photos taken beside some of this industrial machinery.”

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