Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
In this Week’s Issue of Building Links
- Courtenay: new amenity contribution requirements for development variance permit applications
- Comox: tender issued for Hanger 7 HVAC Upgrades Phase 2
- Hornby Island: construction underway for the Hornby Island Beach Homes
Courtenay: new amenity contribution requirements for development variance permit applications
City council has directed staff to negotiate amenity contributions as part of the development variance permit application process. The motion was brought forward to address a gap in the development variance process. Under this motion, when the city grants a variance request that increases the value of a property, the increased value conveyed with the development would be shared between the applicant and the community. Council noted the city already has a similar process for rezoning but not for development variances. This motion directs city staff to work with developers to secure amenities and includes an emphasis on affordable housing as the preferred amenity contribution. Implementation of this motion will rely on existing city policies, including the Official Community Plan.
Watch the discussion here starting at 1:00:57
Comox: tender issued for Hanger 7 HVAC Upgrades Phase 2
Kinetic Construction, working as Construction Manager has issued a tender for Hanger 7 HVAC Upgrades Phase 2. Work of this Contract comprises renovations & upgrades to the existing HVAC system within Hanger 7 including demolition of existing permanent & temporary installations, HAZMAT demolition, structural steel work, interior finishing, mechanical & electrical upgrades all as per the contract documents. The work is located within Hanger 7.
Hornby Island: construction underway for the Hornby Island Beach Homes
Footings have been completed for the first 2 buildings, a triplex and a fourplex. Foundations are scheduled to be poured this week. With regards to the construction, all of the walls have been prefabricated in the Comox Valley and will be trucked over to Hornby Island within the next week. Excavation continues for the pub and commercial space. A new building will house the new Thatch Pub and Restaurant and will be 2,000 sq.ft. in size with a 1,000 sq.ft. residence above. Construction on the first fourplex is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2022. This development includes 15 residential units that will be built in pods of two storey four plexes and one tri-plex.
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