Posted by John Crawford on Nov 11, 2020

This week, Rotarians heard a special presentation from Hatha Callis of  NSD Development Corporation (Progressive Ventures), who provided details about an exciting new proposal to create an inland port on the old Skeena Cellulose mill site in Terrace.

The project involves a proposed development which would see a transload train container-loading facility, built on the northern portion of the old mill site, and mixed use commercial and light industrial service center institutional properties available for development on Keith Avenue. 
The proposal is in its early stages and would require zoning approval, but Hatha explained the job-creation potential of the facility, both in terms of direct jobs and spin-offs. 

More information will be forthcoming, as the City will hold an open house and a public hearing later this month.

  • Based on early market engagement, there is a current need for additional industrial and commercial development in Northwest BC.
  • With increased investment into new natural resource and energy projects and high demand for more industrial services in Northwest BC, the project will:
    • Provide a new connection between local businesses and major projects and national and international supply and logistics chains serviced by rail.
    • Provide additional lands to support development of commercial, light industrial or institutional properties.
    • Build upon Terrace's reputation as the service hub for Northwest BC and facilitate the region's ability to do business efficiently with trade partners around the world.