Building Links 2013, Issue #30

July 31, 2013

Editor’s Note:

The City of Campbell River has issued a building permit this week in the amount of $12 million for the development of a four-storey commercial building with onsite parking and landscaping. This 75,000 square-foot building will house the head office for Seymour Pacific on the block bordered by Alder, Dubeau and Beech Streets and St. Ann’s Road.

Also in Campbell River, a building permit application has been submitted to the planning department for a 47-unit apartment building which will be located at 680 2nd Avenue. It is currently under review by staff and is expected to be approved in August.

Tim Hortons will be occupying one of the buildings that will be located in the parking lot of Home Depot in Courtenay, and a building permit is expected to be issued soon. A development permit application was approved by the City of Courtenay to allow for the construction of two new buildings: one building would cover approximately 8,000 square feet, and the second building will be 4,000 square feet in size. The second building will be built at a later date.

City of Powell River Transportation Plan

The Powell River Regional District is developing a Regional Transportation Plan that will guide future transportation planning within the Powell River region. This plan will consider all modes of water, air, and land-based transport within the Powell River region, as well as connections with Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland. Public input is valuable in ensuring the plan reflects the needs of all residents, businesses, employees, and visitors. The Regional District is seeking feedback from the community.

The first phase of public consultation to gather feedback on issues and ideas for enhancing regional transportation is underway. The second phase of public consultation to gather feedback on options for enhancing regional transportation will take place in October 2013.

As part of the phase one consultation, three public consultation sessions were held earlier in July, and a fourth session is scheduled for Wednesday August 7, 2013 (7:00 to 9:00 p.m.), at the Lund Community Centre. For more information, contact Powell River Regional District at 604.485.2260 or view the plan on their website.

Happy BC Day to everyone and see you next week!