Acutally a lot of that land out by Hydro is zone residential and has already been laid out for residential lots. Streets and lots have been laid out and the streets have been named.
Personally I dont see how a Walmart/CanTire will work here. It doenst make sense that either would locate a store here so close to another located only 90 miles away.
As well there have been streets and lots laid out behind India Ave, behind Seal Cove Circle, and the bottom part of Prince Rupert Blvd, where it goes down from the top of Fredrick st towards Rupert Towing…yes that really is PRB down there.
Until the container port is acutally in or damn near in operation and functioning I dont believe we will see any real development in that area.
Companies like Walmart/CanTire/Costco/ buy and sell properties all the time on speculation. They can afford to sit on it and wait till the time is right to develop it. I dont think any of those companies would develop a store/warehouse till the port is closer to a reality.
And as for the blowing the top of Mt. Hays…there was acutally a US Army Corp of Engineers report to do just that, but they wanted to build an airport.