Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News

January 17, 2024

In this week’s Building Links:

  • Ucluelet: New Medical Building
  • Comox Valley: Open houses for the Sewer Extension South Project
  • Powell River: Potential development of 250 acres 
Island Health has secured a 10-year lease for a proposed new medical centre in Ucluelet. This rendering shows the proposed design for the two storey building.

Ucluelet: New Medical Building

Island Health has entered into a 10-year lease for soon-to-be-built clinic space located on Peninsula Road. The building is a two-story wood frame structure with a 1001 m2 gross floor area. The site will provide a minimum of 25 parking spots and 12 enclosed bicycle racks. The building will contain a medical clinic, a laboratory, mental health offices, counselling offices, and other health care service space. The leased space was identified through a Request for Proposals process. VIDKA Holdings will be responsible for all costs related to construction and development of the leased space. A development permit for the project was approved on October 23, 2023 and the property purchased for $2,050,000. The centre is expected to open in Summer 2025.

Comox Valley: Open houses for the Sewer Extension South Project

The Comox Valley Regional District is hosting three open houses on the proposed Sewer Extension South Project to connect homes and businesses in Royston and Union Bay to the Comox Valley Sewer Service. There will be two in-person open houses Thursday January 25 – 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm, Union Bay Community Hall (5401 Island Hwy S, Union Bay) and Wednesday January 31 – 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm, Fallen Alders Hall (3595 Royston Rd, Royston). An online webinar is scheduled for Monday, January 29 – 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. To register visit: These events will provide updates about the collection system design, estimated costs and the timeline for the work ahead.

Powell River: Potential development of 250 acres 

Couverdon Real Estate is considering the development of a 250 acre site in the Cranberry Lake neighbourhood. The property is located on the edges of Joyce, Timberlane/Dover and Manson Avenues and is connected to the Townsite neighbourhood to the north and the Westview neighbourhood to the south. The Cranberry Lake commercial area is a few blocks to the southeast. The company is working through an engagement process to explore opportunities to meet community objectives for a greater mix of housing types, parks and open space. Current zoning allows for large lot residential development. The engagement process is intended to help determine how land use designations may need to change to permit a more complete mix of uses, including a more diverse range of housing. A rezoning application will be required in order to update zoning permissions and support implementation. The company will be working on a draft Master Plan and application with the hopes to proceed with rezoning later this year.

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