Vacant No More
This strategic action plan is provided to aid in the role of economic development by selecting brownfield sites within or near downtown Fort St. John with the goal of creating both an interim and long-term strategy for remediation (where required) and infill redevelopment. This strategic action plan does not identify every vacant, underutilized, and/or brownfield site; rather, it focuses on the redevelopment of key sites that can act as a catalyst for future redevelopment within or near the downtown.
Bringing brownfield properties back into productive use creates business opportunities, increases economic activity, manages environmental risk, improves public health, and revitalizes surrounding neighbourhoods and the downtown.
The completion of the Fort St. John Downtown Action Plan in 2015 set out a list of objectives, policies, and action items to be implemented through 10 Big Moves. This Vacant No More strategic action plan will support the objectives of the Downtown Action Plan and is targeted to meet many components of one of the 10 Big Moves: Vacant No More.