Campground Owners Oppose New Competitor
Prince George city campground operators who already have to complete with free RV parking aren't too keen on an application before the city to add another business to the mix.
The Monday (Nov. 4) city council meeting will feature a public hearing on a proposal to rezone a nearly 10-hectare property between Sindia Road and Highway 16 for the development of an RV park and campground, according to the Prince George Citizen of Prince George, British Columbia.
The city's planning department is recommending council give the project the go-ahead for a site-specific change to the Agriculture and Forestry zoning to allow the campground as the property's only commercial use.
Another RV park can't be justified, argued Hartway RV Park owner Cindy Brodhagen in a written submission. This summer, she said her numbers were down 40% following extended parking being made available at Treasure Cove Casino and parking opportunities at Wal-Mart.
"When I drive by the casino and Walmart and count 38 RVs parked at the casino and Walmart [has]19 on one night and I sit with 21 out of 45 sites empty, this makes me very angry," Brodhagen wrote. "To allow another RV park, especially on Highway 16, would be ludicrous."
Blue Cedars Campground manager Morley Luscombe questioned why they city would want "to allow another RV park in an already struggling market."
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