Tycrop officials Scott Mason (left) and Gary Teichrob stand outside the 'Yellow House' they hope to donate to charity rather than see torn down for parking space.

Tycrop offers ‘Yellow House’ to charity

Tycrop company hopes to donate turn-of-the-century home on its Rosedale property to a charity rather than tear it down for parking space.

CHILLIWACK – Tycrop wants to donate a turn-of-the-century home known as the “Yellow House” to a charity or worthwhile cause that will benefit the Rosedale community.

The company is also willing to contribute $25,000 to relocate the home — also known as the “Mercer” house — from its current location on Yale Road.

The property was recently rezoned to provide parking space for the growing company — but neither Tycrop officials nor its employees want to see it torn down.

“We want to create a win for the community, a win for a good cause and do what the employees of Tycrop would like to see happen,” company president Scott Mason said.

“Our own staff would feel great, if we could do this,” he said.

Tycrop founder Gary Teichrob said the company will look at “any proposal from the community or a charity.”

“We’d just like to see something good occur,” he said. “The last thing we want to do is tear it down.”

The two-storey house was built around 1900, but has not been designated a heritage site.

The company has obtained an appraisal that the house is “moveable” within about a mile from its current location.

Once a halfway house, the home is currently rented to tenants, but the company will help them find alternate accommodations.

More information about the offer will be posted on the company’s website at rosedalecommunity.ca

Interested parties are asked to submit written proposals to:

Yellow House Relocationc/o TYCROP Manufacturing Ltd.9880 McGrath RoadRosedale, B.C.V0X 1X0

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