The Nelson Commons construction site is beginning to experience the challenges of a Kootenay winter. This week began with just enough cold, wet snow to make things pretty miserable for the workers. Progress on Tuesday morning was slowed down having to deal with the white stuff. It didn’t last long though – by Wednesday morning we were back to beautiful blue skies!
Along with another big concrete pour this week (the terrace level on the corner of the laneway and Hendryx Street), we have also seen the beginnings of roofing, window prep, waterproofing on the terrace level and the arrival of pre-framed walls for the units east of the firewall. With winter on our door step, time is of the essence right now. The framing for the east end residential units is being pre-fabricated off-site. You will see that end of the building go up pretty quickly in the next few weeks as those walls arrive. The big goal is to get the roof on before real winter sets in!
The corner of the building at Vernon and Hendryx Streets is also beginning to take shape. It is a two-story commercial space with about 2200 square feet per floor. This space is very flexible and could be split into a mix of retail on the main level along with offices or clinic space on the second floor.