At an Advisory Planning Commission meeting on March 3, a Castlegar city planner presented an application for a Development Variance Permit (DVP) for a Tesla Supercharger.
According to documents posted to the City of Castlegar website, Tesla is requesting the removal of one parking space at the Canadian Tire at 2000 Columbia Avenue in order to build six V3 Tesla Supercharger stalls.
Commission member Sarah Vanderploeg was supportive of the application, calling the project “a great addition” to the city.
The proposal was fully supported, with members recommending to City Council to approve the DVP. Council will vote on the proposal at their meeting on March 29, 2021.
The first Supercharger along Hwy 3 opened late last year in Princeton. The 8-stall Supercharger is located in a small retail center, Princeton Plaza, at 136 Tapton Avenue.
There are still a number of other pending Supercharger locations along the scenic Hwy 3 route, including Osoyoos, Grand Forks, Creston, and Fernie.
According to Tesla’s Supercharger map, the Castlegar Tesla Supercharger is scheduled to open in Q3 2021.