Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
In this Week’s Issue of Building Links
- Tofino: New Wastewater Treatment Plant is approved to begin this Fall.
- Courtenay: Rezoning approved for 46 units near Arden Road.
- Campbell River: Three DP applications for multi-storey buildings.
Tofino: New Wastewater Treatment Plant is approved to begin this Fall.
The District of Tofino will be beginning construction of the Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP) within DL117 in early Fall. Council will enter into a Master Municipal Construction Document Platinum contractual agreement with NAC Constructors LTD. to construct a wastewater treatment plant, conveyance system upgrades, and outfalls. The WWTP and associated conveyance system upgrades has a projected cost of between $55 and $60 million, will be the largest infrastructure project undertaken by the District of Tofino.
Courtenay: Rezoning approved for 46 units near Arden Road.
Council has adopted to a zoning amendment bylaw for a 14.53 acre property at the end of Copperfield Road. The applicant applied to rezone the property from Residential One A Zone (R1-A) to the Comprehensive Development 30 Zone (CD-30) to permit 39 strata lots. The application has undergone significant change since October 2020 when it received first reading. Changes include addressing water servicing and water pressure issues by tying together the two existing water mains on Cumberland Road and Arden Road in addition to adding a pressure sustaining valve along Cumberland Road and a new 250mm service. The applicant has also reduced the total possible build-out to 46 units from 76. The current proposal includes a mix of single family lots (15), single family lots with optional carriage homes (7), duplexes (2) and town homes (15). The applicant has agreed to extend the Arden Road Nature Trail through the property and a new public pedestrian trail connection to connect with the Comox Logging Road. The trail/park areas are being dedicated to the City, are being zoned PA-2, and will being located outside of the strata boundary so that they can remain publicly accessible. Since the public hearing was held in June 2021, the property has been re-designated to Urban Residential within the Official Community Plan. The Urban Residential designation includes neighbourhoods with ground orientated single-detached residential buildings and promotes infill in the form of suites, duplexes, carriage homes and garden suites.
Campbell River: Three DP applications for multi-storey buildings.
WestUrban Developments has submitted three applications in the last few months for multi-storey buildings. In June, a Development permit with variances application was submitted for a five-storey office building with one ancillary dwelling unit. The variance request is due to the building height. The 14,680 sq.ft. Commercial-2 zoned lot was purchased in March 2021 for $700,000. In July, a Development permit was submitted for a ten-storey multi family use building. In July, a Development permit with variances application was submitted for a six-storey multi-use building with 24 residential units.
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