Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
In this Week’s Issue of Building Links
- West Coast: Tenders for the $30.7 million Bamfield Road Upgrades are expected to be released early 2022.
- Courtenay: Council has postponed approvals for a 247 unit rental development.
- Campbell River: Increased cost of steel impacting the Regional Organics Composting Facility.
West Coast: Tenders for the $30.7 million Bamfield Road Upgrades are expected to be released early 2022.
Tenders for the $30.7 million Bamfield Road Upgrades are expected to be released early 2022. Geotechnical, Environmental and Field Surveys are complete. The road is 85 km long with upgrades planned for the 76 km of unpaved road. It is expected the road will be constructed in three sections of approximately 25 kilometers and contracts will be issued for each section. Work is expected to begin in April 2022 and be complete in September. The work will be funded by a a contribution of $25.7 million from the BC government, and and $5 million from the Huu-ay-aht First Nations.
Courtenay: Council has postponed approvals for a 247 unit rental development.
Courtenay has postponed a rezoning application for a 247 unit rental development. Rental rates for the project are estimated to start at $1500 with no units rented below market value. Council deemed the developer’s affordable housing contribution is inadequate. Broadstreet Properties is proposing three five-storey apartment buildings with a mix of 1-bedroom (47), 2-bedroom (174) and 3-bedroom (26) apartments.
Campbell River: Increased cost of steel impacting the Regional Organics Composting Facility.
The budget for the Campbell River Regional Organics Composting Facility has been increased to over $17 million. All bids were above the approved budget. The costing of the transfer station was impacted by a 97 per cent increase in the cost of steel. Tender awards are expected soon, and the current project schedule has the facility complete and fully commissioned by the Fall of 2022.
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