According to a report, the dormant racetrack at BC's Sandown Park may be razed if a land swap and rezoning plan comes to fruition
An article by the Times Colonist has stated that the raceway could become active farmland if a deal between racetrack owners and the municipality of North Saanich is approved.
"Since I was elected, I think the topic that has had the most questions from residents is what will happen with the Sandown land," North Saanich Mayor Alice Finall was quoted as saying.
"It's a very large piece of agricultural land, in the heart of this community and it isn't good for the community to just have it sitting there. The uncertainty about the property is a serious issue and has been a very serious issue for this council."
The Sandown Park property is owned by the Randall family and was leased by the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation until this past February/
(With files from the Times Colonist)