Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
In this Week’s Issue of Building Links
- Campbell River: proposed 20 unit townhome development
- Comox: 52 unit three storey senior housing project under construction
- Tofino: approvals moving forward for a new building for the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust
Campbell River: proposed 20 unit townhome development
A zoning bylaw amendment application continues to be reviewed to allow for 20 townhomes. In Nov 2018 the City received a 5 lot single family residential subdivision application for this property. The preliminary approval expired and the applicant has changed the project to increase density. The 1.63 acre R-1 zoning lot at the end of Nunns was purchased in May 2018 for $451,000. The applicant is requesting rezoning from R-1 to RM-1.
Comox: 52 unit three storey senior housing project under construction
The construction of Cypress Gardens, a 52 one-bedroom, three storey affordable housing project is underway. The units will be managed by the Comox Valley Affordable Housing Society (CVAHS). The province is providing $5.2 million through the Building BC: Community Housing Fund. The CVAHS provided the land for the project and Knappett Projects Inc. expect the project to be finished in spring 2023. A building permit for $10.403 million was issued in September. The property previously contained 16 units in single storey buildings from the 1970’s. In August 2020, council approved the Development Variance Permit application to facilitate construction of the new project and Knappett Projects was issued the Demolition Permit.
Tofino: approvals moving forward for a new building for the Clayoquot Biosphere Trust
The District of Tofino has approved 1st, 2nd, and 3rd readings of a Housing Agreement Bylaw associated with the zoning amendment application for 301 Olsen Road. Clayoquot Biosphere Trust (CBT) is in the process of rezoning to develop an three storey office and community space building with two one bedroom residential units. In conjunction with the zoning amendment, the Trust will enter into a housing agreement that will ensure that the two housing units are rented only to staff or contractors of the CBT. CBT purchased the .21 acre property in 2019 for $400,000; the lot is currently undeveloped and is zoned for a duplex or single-family dwelling. As proposed the biosphere centre will also include office and meeting space, a teaching kitchen, an indoor gathering space for 40 people and two connected outdoor areas for community events.
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