Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
In this Week’s Issue of Building Links
- Port Alberni: 76 unit Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham
- Cumberland: Coal Valley Estates Phases 10 & 11
- Campbell River: Ladore Spillway Seismic Upgrade Project
Port Alberni: 76 unit Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham.
The Huu-ay-aht Group of Businesses, Tseshaht First Nation and MasterBUILT Hotels Ltd. have partnered to build a Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham in Port Alberni. The partnership plans to build and operate a 39,000-square-foot hotel featuring 76 rooms, a pool and water slide. The “microtel” will be designed to allow for future expansion. The three partners are in the process of finalizing the location for the hotel and will make a further announcement once that is done.
Cumberland: Coal Valley Estates Phases 10 & 11
Village Council have reviewed a staff report for Coal Valley Estates Phases 10 & 11 with approximately 64 single family lots and ten multi-residential housing lots. The report included information on Environmental Protection, a Wildfire Urban Interface Development Permit and Development Variance Permit. Once approved, a subdivision application is expected to be submitted along with the engineering drawings. Council forwarded the report to the Advisory Planning Committee for further input.
Campbell River: Ladore Spillway Seismic Upgrade Project.
BC Hydro has issued a request for proposal to obtain a general contractor for the Ladore Spillway Seismic Upgrade Project. The planned seismic upgrade to the Ladore spillway gates will enable the facility to continue to safely pass water downstream following a major earthquake or during a major flood event. The project requires regulatory and funding approvals to proceed. Contingent on regulatory and funding approvals, construction is planned to begin in fall 2024 and the project completion is forecasted for 2029. The three spillway gates, with associated hoist system components, are proposed to be replaced one at a time. A budget has not yet been announced, but the project is expected to have an overall cost in the hundreds of millions of dollars. This tender August 30; see the tender section for more information. The website www.majorprojects.ca provides connections for job seekers, suppliers, and subtrades with the latest information on the Campbell River dam safety upgrade projects.
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