Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
In this Week’s Issue of Building Links
- Ucluelet: The District is budgeting to recommission the site services for the Onni Wyndansea development.
- Campbell River: Peninsula Co‐op is considering a new location on Dogwood Street for their gas station and a car wash.
- Gold River: The Village is seeking a contractor to develop new housing units.
Ucluelet: The District is budgeting to recommission the site services for the Onni Wyndansea development.
Ucluelet is budgeting to recommission site services for the Onni Wyndansea development in 2022. Council approved allocating roughly $70,000 in the 2022 operational budget to recommission water, sewer, streetlights and fire. District of Ucluelet disconnected all services and blocked road access nearly a decade ago when the Wyndansea golf course development went bankrupt. Onni Group purchased the bankrupt project in 2015 and announced in 2018 its plans to create 450 single-family residences, 600 units of multi-family residential, and 400 units of tourism and commercial accommodations. In April 2021, Onni made a request to turn the services on by September 1, and applied for 29 building permits in July. Council denied their requests instead asking for a comprehensive development plan for the 360-acre property. In order to review development options for the area, Council approved downsizing the developers lands from CD-6 and CD-5A to Rural Residential. This downzoning puts the future of the project on hold until a new comprehensive development plan can be agreed upon.
Campbell River: Peninsula Co‐op is considering a new location on Dogwood Street for their gas station and a car wash.
The Campbell River Curling Club has received a purchase offer from Peninsula Co‐op for the Dogwood facing portion of their property. The Co‐op has interest in moving their existing gas station on Ironwood to a new location, ideally with frontage on Dogwood Street. The purchase offer covers the estimated 30,000 sq.ft. of Dogwood frontage currently occupied by a driveway access and gravel parking lot. If the purchase proceeds, Co‐op will cover the costs of subdivision, pay the Curling Club a lump sum for parking lot/infrastructure improvements, create an easement for continued curling club access from Dogwood street, including an agreement to use parking stalls located on their lot for event parking. The sale is subject to the Co‐op receiving subdivision and re‐zoning. The Curling Club is holding a special general meeting on November 21 for members to vote on whether the sale should move forward.
Gold River: The Village is seeking a contractor to develop new housing units.
The Village of Gold River is seeking Expressions of Interest from qualified proponents who would be interested and able to design, construct and manage and/or sell new housing units within the Village on an approximately 4.67 acre/1.89 ha vacant parcel of municipally owned land. The Village is interested in the market or below market sale of the identified lands. Long term land leases are also possible, depending on alignment with community needs and ability to deliver products. Entering into a phased development agreement process with the proponent(s) are also options. The Village is not interested in bare land stratification of the lands. Development partners will prioritize supporting the community in meeting its demonstrated housing needs and demands which span the housing continuum.
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