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In this Week’s Issue of Building Links
- Campbell River: Approvals are proceeding for a new 46 hectare subdivision with up to 400 residential units.
- Black Creek: The application to develop a campground at Saratoga Speedway is proceeding to a public hearing.
- Courtenay: A 26 lot development is expecting subdivision approval soon.
Campbell River: Approvals are proceeding for a new 46 hectare subdivision with up to 400 residential units.
Approvals are proceeding for a new 46 hectare subdivision in Campbell River with the zoning bylaw amendment receiving 3rd reading. The project includes up to 400 units with manufactured homes, single family, suites, townhouses, duplexes and a low rise apartment building. The majority of the development site including wetlands, streams and steep slopes left as natural space. This bylaw will be registered for adoption after registration of a Conservation Covenant and a Parkland Agreement to include details of a Community Amenity Contribution related to the development of park space; confirmation of seed funding provided to Greenways Land Trust for $50,000; identification of the approximate locations of 3.8% of the land area for park spaces and trail connections; and the remaining 1.2% of the parkland dedication be taken as cash-in-lieu, equivalent to 1.2% of the post-rezoning assessed value of the land. The project includes rezoning 46.92 ha of land into R-1A, R-2, RM-2, and CD to facilitate future subdivisions of 350 to 400 units including manufactured homes, single family, single family with suites, townhouses, duplexes and a low rise apartment building.
Black Creek: The application to develop a campground at Saratoga Speedway is proceeding to a public hearing.
An application to rezone 5 properties to create a commercial lot off the Island Highway, move auto-racing use to the list of principal uses and accommodate an eight hectare campground at Saratoga Speedway was given first and second reading and is proceeding to a public hearing. Rob and Lee Leighton purchased the speedway in 2020 with plans to add a campground to support the speedway and tourism in the area. As long-time race fans they have been working hard at upgrading the speedway. Key changes so far include aiming for events to end by 9 pm, hosting fewer events than previous to 2020 and reducing the track noise through landscaping and mufflers on some cars. A professional acoustics assessment recorded 2021 track noise between 59.1 dba to the north and 64.5 dba to the east at approx. 1500 m from the speedway As a comparison, at 15 m a lawn mower is 75 dba. Additional soft landscaping and fencing will help further reduce noise concerns as the development proceeds. There will also be a buffer of 15 meters to all residential lot lines, reducing the proposed 168 sites. Water for the sites will be supplied by two new wells. The wells are located over 2 km from the local Black Creek Oyster Bay water supply and testing shows the wells do not affect other local wells. For more detailed information on the proposal, Rob has posted answers to the top frequently asked questions at https://saratogaracing.ca/news/.
Courtenay: A 26 lot development is expecting subdivision approval soon.
A subdivision plan is expected to receive approval within the next six weeks for this 26 lot project in southwest Courtenay. Once approved, site preparation and road works will commence on the property. All 26 lots in this subdivision will be zoned to accommodate secondary suites. The property is located near the intersection of Harbourview Blvd. and Fraser Road and will include a neighbourhood park. These lots vary in size, with some lots being over 9,000 sq.ft.
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