Editor’s Note October 19, 2016: Third Quarter Construction Statistics

October 20, 2016

In This Issue:

  • Construction statistics
  • CVRD identifying solutions for waste water in Royston/Union Bay
  • Strathcona Gardens receiving major renovation

Courtenay has posted a 122% increase in single family homes in the third quarter of 2016 over the same time last year.

Courtenay has posted a 122% increase in single family home construction in the third quarter of 2016. This demand is expected to continue so long as building lots, like these at The Ridge in Courtenay, continue to be available.

Construction statistics

In this issue, we feature our third quarter construction statistics. The building of single family homes has increased significantly in all municipalities during the third quarter of 2016, compared to 2015. Courtenay posted the highest increase, recording 100 permits for the nine months of this year compared to 45 during the same time period last year, an increase of 122%. We expect this upward trend to continue, providing the inventory of lots is available to meet the demand of new home construction. Total construction values totalled $139 million for the Campbell River and Comox Valley regions for the first nine months of 2016.

CVRD identifying solutions for waste water in Royston/Union Bay

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) is moving forward in identifying a solution for wastewater management in the Royston/Union Bay area. Those steps include a significant review and evaluation of potential alternatives to the south sewer project before a proposed approach is brought forward for consideration to the CVRD board by late 2016/early 2017.

Strathcona Gardens receiving major renovation

A roughly $21.8 million renovation of Strathcona Gardens is being expedited in Campbell River. The Strathcona Gardens Commission is moving forward on an improvement project that may involve a new wellness centre with a therapy pool and/or expanded seating at Rod Brind’Amour Arena. Consultant GDH Solutions was hired by the Strathcona Regional District to create concept designs.

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