Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
In this Week’s Issue of Building Links
- Tofino: BC Hydro upgrading power lines to support the new water treatment facility.
- Comox Valley Regional District: DP approved for a 51 unit campground near Fanny Bay.
- Campbell River: Applications are under review for a proposed 99-unit townhome development.
Tofino: BC Hydro upgrading power lines to support the new water treatment facility.
Over the next few months, BC Hydro will be upgrading power line work into Tofino. The system improvement work will occur along Highway 4, from Industrial Way to Tree Frog Lane, starting with vegetation trimming or removal as needed. New Poles will then replace the current ones to allow additional power lines. All vegetation work will be completed prior to the nesting season in late-February 2023, and the power line work within the District of Tofino completed by March 2023. The additional service and upgrades will ensure there is enough power supply for the new water treatment facility (WWTP) and other developments. The WWTP and associated conveyance system upgrades is the largest infrastructure project undertaken by the District of Tofino with a projected cost of $78 million.
Comox Valley Regional District: DP approved for a 51 unit campground near Fanny Bay.
The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) has approved a Commercial and Industrial development permit for a new campground near Fanny Bay. The applicant proposes to build a campground containing 51 campsites, a caretaker residence, two cabins and several related buildings. The application was deferred back to the Electoral Areas Services Committee on September 20 in response to resident concerns regarding density, traffic, noise, fire safety, emergency evacuation, private well water and onsite septic systems. The Committee approved referring the application back to the CVRD. As proposed, the application meets existing regulations and guidelines, and includes the provision of a 3.0 metre wide landscape buffer between the subject property and adjacent residential lots, prohibition of street parking, and implementation of a rainwater management plan to protect water quality and maintain post-development flows to those of pre-development flow patterns and volumes. Based on feedback, the applicant has revised the landscape plan in accordance with “Fire Smart” guidelines increasing the landscape security deposit to $133,750.00. The deposit will be required before the permit will be authorized.
Campbell River: Applications are under review for a proposed 99-unit townhome development.
The City has received development permit applications and a bare land strata subdivision application for a 99-unit townhome development near the Campbell River Golf Club. The 11.9 acre property was purchased in 2021 for $2.575 million and has recently been cleared by Hagel Contracting Ltd (Victoria).
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