Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

October 6, 2021

In this Week’s Issue of Building Links

  • Ucluelet: Rezoning moving forward for a 48 unit rental apartment building, 36 single family lots and 28 townhomes.
  • Campbell River:  A new 50 unit condo building is under construction.
  • Courtenay: Public Hearing to be scheduled for a 247 unit apartment development with three buildings. 
A new public hearing paved the way for third reading of a rezoning application for the Look Out, a 112 unit multi-family residential development in Ucluelet.

Ucluelet: Rezoning moving forward for a 48 unit rental apartment building, 36 single family lots and 28 townhomes.

Ucluelet has given third reading for rezoning to enable the development of a 48 unit rental apartment building, 36 single family lots and 28 townhomes. Conditions and offers that must be satisfied as the property is subdivided and develop include: construction and development of the rental apartment building in the first phase of the development; a 1,300 m2 park area on the western side of the property; a green space covenant along Marine Drive; an amenity contribution of $1,000 per multi-family unit or single-family lot be payable prior to approval of a subdivision plan; and registration of the Housing Agreement on the Apartment site to ensure that the apartments are rental tenure only and will not be subject to strata conversion. Finally, the applicant has reduced the height of the apartment building from 4 to 3-storeys. For more information, see the District of Ucluelet website. 

Campbell River:  A new 50 unit condo building is under construction.

A new 50 unit condo building is under construction in Campbell River. A $15 million building permit has been issued for Ocean Mist on the Island Highway South. The City received a development permit application to redevelop this single-family home site into 50 residential strata market units in July 2020. The development permit was approved in November of that year and a landscaping security deposit was received in January of 2021. According to BC Assessment, the 1.66 acre property sold in June 2019 for $650,000. As proposed, the new building will include 75 parking spaces and a mix of two and three bed condos, with outdoor space ranging from 100 to 600 sq.ft. The wood framed building will be over a concrete parkade with sawtooth elevation to allow views and privacy to every unit.

Courtenay: Public Hearing to be scheduled for a 247 unit apartment development with three buildings.

Courtenay is moving forward with approvals for a 247 unit apartment development. The applicant revised their proposal to increase affordable rental units and a public hearing will now be scheduled. Rental rates for the affordable housing units will be calculated based on 30% of the gross household income levels published in BC Housing’s annual Housing Income Limits (HILs) publication and would be capped at $988 for a one bedroom and $1,225 for a two bedroom. Units at market rates are expected to rent at $1,500 for one bedroom and $1,900 for three bedroom units. If approved, the applicant intends to build three five-storey apartment buildings. The proposal includes 47 one bedroom, 174 two bedroom and 26 three bedroom apartments. For more information, see the City of Courtenay Current Development Applications

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