Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
In this Week’s Issue of Building Links
- Port Alberni: The public hearing has been scheduled for a two storey 22 unit Transition house project.
- Cumberland: A new four storey mixed use building has received partial development permit approvals.
- Courtenay: A development permit has been submitted for a 45 unit multi residential building.
Port Alberni: The public hearing has been scheduled for a two storey 22 unit Transition house project.
BC Housing is proceeding with applications to build a two-storey 22-unit Transition house project in Port Alberni. Council has approved the first two rezoning readings and a public hearing is scheduled for January 25. The project will be a partnership between BC Housing and Alberni Community and Women’s Services Society (ACAWS), the latter of which will operate the housing. The housing units will provide second-stage housing support for women and children fleeing violence. Port Alberni received provincial funding back in 2018 for some second-stage housing, which provides safe, short-term housing and supports for women after they leave an abusive relationship or situation. The typical length of stay for tenants is expected to be no longer than 18 months.
Cumberland: A new four storey mixed use building has received partial development permit approvals.
A new four storey commercial and 15 unit residential building in Cumberland has received partial development permit approvals. The approvals include waiving special parking stalls for recreational vehicles and persons with young children, waiving the requirement for commercial loading stalls, increasing building height from 15 to 17 meters for a sloped roof, increasing lot coverage from 75 to 85%. Council denied reducing regular parking from the required 22 to 14, and waiving the requirements for special parking for electric vehicles and persons with disabilities. The applicant has the option to provide cash-in-lieu to proceed with the project as proposed. This includes three commercial units on the ground floor and 15 apartment units on floors two to four, with a total of six 1-bedroom units and nine 2-bedroom units. The building would include an elevator, secure bicycle storage, bike repair stations, a bike wash station and a dog washroom.
Courtenay: A development permit has been submitted for a 45 unit multi residential building.
The City of Courtenay has received a development permit application for a 45 unit multi residential building. This is Phase 2 of England Oaks. Phase 1 includes 16 townhomes, which are at various stage of completion and range in price from $749,000 to 799,000. Fifty percent of the homes have been sold.
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