Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
In this Week’s Issue of Building Links
- Courtenay: Construction is well underway on 3 apartment buildings with 247 rental units.
- Comox: Application under review for a 52 unit mixed-use building.
- Campbell River: Rezoning moving forward for four properties to permit 12 storey buildings.
Courtenay: Construction is well underway on 3 apartment buildings with 247 rental units.
Construction is well underway for all three apartment buildings in this 247 unit complex. Framing on the fourth floor of one building is progressing with the foundation for the other two buildings at various stages. Three building permits with a combined value of $34.58 million were issued in June. A Zoning Amendment bylaw was adopted in March and a Development Permit application was issued in April of this year. The project includes two 95 unit buildings and one 57 unit building. Once complete, the project will include 47 1-bed units, 27 two bed/1 bath units, 147 two bed/two bath units, and 26 three bed/two bath units. A minimum of 24 units will be affordable housing. The 4.961 acre property was purchased in March 2023 for $4.6 million. Sub Trades can visit www.seymourpacific.ca/industrypartners for more information.
Comox: Application under review for a 52 unit mixed-use building.
The Town of Comox is reviewing an application for a 6 storey mixed-use building on the corner of Comox Avenue and Port Augusta Street at this week’s council meeting. The project includes approximately 2,800 sq.ft. of street orientated retail space, 65 underground parking stalls and 52 condo units. Comox Mall Ltd. has conducted the required pre-application community consultation, which included public notification and an open house meeting. The development site is part of the existing Comox Centre Mall property, is situated in the south-west corner, and is currently being utilized as surface parking for the mall.
Campbell River: Rezoning moving forward for four properties to permit 12 storey buildings.
The City has approved first, second and third reading to rezone four city properties, adjacent to the corner of Cedar Street and 10th Ave, for potential redeveloping. The 4 properties total approx. 1.1 acre and are currently used as a parking lot. The rezoning meets the intent of the City’s Refresh Downtown strategy document, aligns with the OCP in order to make the lands ‘development ready’, and will meet the City’s overall objective of promoting redevelopment of the downtown core. As part of this objective, the City proposes to proactively engage landowners to work collaboratively, with developers, the City and/or partners, to redevelop underutilized downtown properties into comprehensive residential or mixed-use development projects. The zoning is proposed to change from Commercial One (C-1) zone to Commercial One B (C-1B) Zone in order to permit buildings with heights of 8-12 stories.
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