Your Weekly North Vancouver Island Construction News
- Tofino: Three-storey mixed use building with 25 residential units.
- Comox: Detailed design approved for the Lazo Greenway Multi-Use Path.
- Courtenay: Four-storey mixed use building with 50 residential units.
Tofino: Three-storey mixed use building with 25 residential units.
Council will consider second reading for a rezoning application for a .39 acre property at 521 Cypre Crescent. The applicant has applied to amend the current zoning permissions to allow for the construction of a three-storey mixed use building with commercial retail space, including a cannabis retail store, along the bottom floor and two floors of residential units above. The lower floor will contain up to 3 commercial retail units, storage, access, and mechanical infrastructure, with the 25 residential units on the upper two floors. The existing home on the property will be removed. Parking will be located adjacent to both Cypre Crescent and Malon Lane with a total of 21 stalls proposed, one of which will be accessible.
Comox: Detailed design approved for the Lazo Greenway Multi-Use Path.
Detailed design for the Lazo Greenway Multi-Use Path has been approved. The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) has issued a Highway Use Permit for the project based on the approved design. The project will incorporate the old Lazo Road Right of Way to connect the Lazo Marsh North East Comox Conservation Area, which will provide a suitable location for a small parking area and washroom facility. Construction tendering documents are being prepared and will go out to bid in early 2024. Construction is scheduled to begin in spring 2024 with project completion by the end of 2024/early 2025. Once complete, the pathway will span approximately two and a half kilometres from Sand Pines Road in the community of Point Holmes to the intersection at Butchers and Lazo roads. The total project cost is estimated at $2.2 million. CVRD was successful in its application to the Federal Active Transportation Fund, which will support up to 60 per cent of the total eligible costs. This project shares a portion of the same route as the Comox Valley Sewer Conveyance Project along Lazo Road. To be as effective as possible, both project teams will be working on any potential construction overlap in order to reduce impacts to residents, avoid project delays, and find potential cost savings.
Courtenay: Four-storey mixed use building with 50 residential units.
A new mixed-use building is set to be built at 574 Cumberland Road. This development will blend commercial and residential spaces, offering a versatile space for both businesses and residents. The main floor will contain the commercial space and the upper three floors will include a variety of studio apartments, and one-bedroom and two-bed units. Construction is expected to be underway in the spring of 2024, with a completion date scheduled for the summer and fall of 2025.