Stan McCowan on the move … to McCrae

The city could be letting go of Stan McCowan Arena for the low, low price of $5,000. If and when it lets it go, the arena could be dismantled and…

The city could be letting go of Stan McCowan Arena for the low, low price of $5,000.

If and when it lets it go, the arena could be dismantled and moved to the McCrae subdivision.

There was a moderate amount of interest when the city put Stan McCowan up for sale, said Doug Hnatiuk, facilities manager with the parks department.

Hnatiuk was giving councillors an update on the McCowan project at Monday night’s meeting.

The city is selling the arena, which it had appraised at $27,343, to make way for a housing development.

The arena will be dismantled and moved to another part of the city to be used for a different purpose.

After receiving a few packages, the parks department narrowed the sale of the arena down to two contenders, Alex Seely’s Permafrost Trading Ltd., which bid $5,272, and the Yukon Horse and Riders Association’s low bid, $1.05.

The riding association wants to move Stan McCowan to the lower bench in Porter Creek to be used as a riding stable, and for other purposes by groups such as the Whitehorse Woofers Club.

Permafrost wants to reassemble the arena in McCrae to use as a storage warehouse.

The arena will cost about $150,000 to tear down and move, according to the city.

His department reviewed the bids and is recommending Seely’s company for a number of reasons, said Hnatiuk.

“We reviewed their past relevant experience.

“Permafrost has completed several similar projects whereas the Yukon Horse and Riders Association had not completed any projects of similar scope.”

Stan McCowan was built in 1975. After the building boom brought on by the Canada Winter Games, it was deemed “surplus to the city’s recreation requirements,” according to an administrative report submitted Monday.

The city started collecting bids for Stan McCowan on December 10.

The request for proposals closed on January 9.

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