Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
In this Week’s Issue of Building Links
- Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District: $1.4 million, 1.2 km Multi-Use Path extension between Tofino and Ucluelet
- Courtenay: Construction starts for a new 24-unit rental project near downtown.
- Comox: Seeking feedback for Erosion and Sediment control during construction.
Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District: $1.4 million, 1.2 km Multi-Use Path extension between Tofino and Ucluelet.
The Alberni-Clayoquot Regional District (ACRD) is moving forward with a 1.2 km Multi-Use Path (MUP) to connect the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve ʔapsčiik ta̓ šii Trail and the ACRD MUP that begins at the Junction and connects to Ucluelet MUP. The ACRD has received a $500,000 grant from the BC Active Transportation Grant Program, adding to the $900,000 already committed from other funding, totaling $1.4 million. The design phase for the new ACRD Multi-Use Path is wrapping up. Construction may be completed in the Spring of 2024. A tender will be released when the design and budget has been approved.
Courtenay: Construction starts for a new 24-unit rental project near downtown.
The owner has cleared the site and expects to pour the foundations for this 24-unit multi-family development as soon as weather permits. A development permit application for this project was approved in October 2021. As proposed, the project includes three buildings, each with eight 312 sq.ft., 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom units with private patios. The intention is to provide single occupancy housing for residents who wish to reside close to downtown. The buildings are two storeys with four units on each floor. As approved, the project uses wooden siding, knee braces, wood columns and recessed entryways that reflects the architectural style of older areas of the City. Landscaping will include the usual ground covers, shrubs, and trees in clusters of plantings..
Comox: Seeking feedback for Erosion and Sediment control during construction.
The Town of Comox is reviewing their storm water requirements for minor developments and asking for contractors to provide feedback by March 3. After previous feedback, the Town agreed that the Comox Drainage Infrastructure Protection Bylaw 1824 was too onerous and could result in high home cost increases. The proposed bylaw amendments would: allow the Developer to create an Erosion and Sediment control plan with approval from a designated environmental monitor (DEM) instead of the DEM creating the plan, allow the Developer to monitoring the site instead of the DEM, reduce the Bonding from $10,000 to $3,000, and release the bonding once the site has been revegetated instead of waiting for 1 year or the occupancy permit. To view the public notice, go to the Town of Comox website.
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