Nelson’s Can-Filters closes and commercial building listed for sale

The state-of-the-art manufacturing facility is located on the north shore of Kootenay Lake.

Former Can-Filters building.

The former Can-Filters manufacturing facility in Nelson is now up for sale. — Photo courtesy John Knox/Fair Realty

On heels of the announcement that Nelson-based Can-Filters has closed its doors, putting over 25 employees out of work, the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility on the north shore of Kootenay Lake has been listed for sale.

Can-Filters was purchased in October 2017 by international garden products giant, Hawthorne, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Scott’s Miracle-Gro.

Nelson realtor John Knox of Fair Realty has listed the vacated building. Here is what is being offered: 

A unique opportunity to purchase a 1.31 Acre site with frontage along Highway 3A. The site consists of recently improved office/warehouse facilities totalling 26,000 sq. ft., zoned for light industrial.

Nelson is centrally located between Vancouver, BC and Calgary, AB and just 30 minutes from the West Kootenay Regional Airport. Known for its heritage downtown and vibrant community, Nelson is a cultural and recreational hotbed that has become a strong and growing lifestyle destination. The Greater Nelson Area encompasses a growing population of 18,000 residents and is just 50 minutes north of the U.S border.

Exclusive Listing: 10 minutes from Downtown Nelson; Rare M1 (Light Industrial) zoning; Significant exposure along Highway 3A; Recent Expansion/Renovation Lot Size; 1.312 Acres; Price: $3,900,000

Property Type and Land Use: Commercial Building; Lot Size:  1.312 Acres; 2018 Gross Taxes:  $45,724; Light Industrial (M1), Electoral Area F; Regional District of Central Kootenay; Zoning Bylaw No.1675, 2004.

LEGAL DESCRIPTION: Lot 1, District Lot 787, Plan EPP20302

BUILDING SIZE: Warehouse one: 4,842 sq. ft.; Warehouse two: 8,116 sq. ft.; Storage shed: 3,500 sq. ft.; Production building: 2,264 sq. ft.; Office building: 7,344 sq. ft. — Total: 26,066 sq. ft.

AMPLE PARKING: 32 designated parking stalls on the property. 

For more information on this unique commercial property you can contact John Knox through his website:

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