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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on August 12, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox: Council approves four four-storey buildings with 208 units
  • Union Bay: Development Permit application submitted for 114 lots in Union Bay
  • Port Alberni: Public hearing waived for proposed multi-family condos with 150 units
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BC 1 Call before you Dig In Around Town

Posted on August 6, 2020

BC 1 Call before you Dig In Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

Did you know that almost half of all underground infrastructure damages are avoidable? 

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on August 5, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Comox Valley: New 52 unit three storey affordable apartment building for seniors proposed.
  • Comox: Mixed residential commercial project approved to proceed to a public hearing.
  • Campbell River: City staff reviewing application for 28 bare land strata patio home units
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Year to Date Building Statistics in Around Town

Posted on July 30, 2020

Year to Date Building Statistics in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

Compared to 2019, the 2020 year to date construction values for the Comox Valley and Campbell River increased by 17.46% ($24.8 million). That increase is driven by large commercial projects in Courtenay.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on July 29, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Courtenay: Rezoning application for 251 rental units submitted
  • Powell River: City pre-qualifying general contractors for wastewater treatment plant
  • Building Links: Year-to-Date building permits statistics
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VIREB June Market Update in Around Town

Posted on July 23, 2020

VIREB June Market Update in Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

According to the Vancouver Island Real Estate Board’s (VIREB) June Statistics, 479 single-family (SF) homes sold on the Multiple Listing Service® (MLS®) System compared to 246 the previous month and 406 in June 2019. 

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Your Weekly Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on July 22, 2020

Your Weekly Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • The City of Campbell River received a development permit application for 6-storey residential building. 
  • Contract to build new Salmon Point Pub and Restaurant awarded
  • Tenders amounting to over $60 million
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Saratoga Speedway Campground In Around Town

Posted on July 16, 2020

Saratoga Speedway Campground In Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

After 40 years under the same ownership, Black Creek’s Saratoga Speedway has been sold to Rob and Lee Leighton.

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Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

Posted on July 15, 2020

Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Campbell River: Rezoning application for 60-unit rental apartment building.  
  • Comox: Building permit submitted for 208 unit multi-residential and commercial development. 
  • Courtenay: Planning in works for duplex development in Courtenay. 
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Sales, Sales, Sales! In Around Town

Posted on July 9, 2020

Sales, Sales, Sales!  In Around Town

Your Weekly Construction Briefing

In the Comox Valley, single family house sales in June were up 293% compared to May. Sales were up 56% this June compared to June 2019, with a 16% increase in the average price to $627,920 on 96 sales. In Campbell River, June sales were up 240% compared to May.

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