News

Densification of Qualicum Beach village core moving forward

Qualicum Beach council took a step towards the long-standing goal of densification in the Village Neighbourhood during the July 9 council meeting.

Council reviewed staff recommendations related to the Village Neighborhood Planning Project and gave first reading to a bylaw that will reduce development cost charges for eligible projects in the Village Neighbourhood. First readings were also given to amendments to the Official Community Plan that would allow consideration of building heights above three storeys and having residential on the ground floor of buildings in the downtown commercial area.

 

A policy for the application of off-site charges or contributions was deferred for additional discussion at the next Committee of the Whole meeting, scheduled for July 23 at 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre. Council will discuss and provide further direction on all of the proposed changes at this meeting.

 

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

Generals lose, tie and sign a new head coach
 
Bronze Gloves in Parksville has a great ring to it
 
Sending soccer to Haiti
Fire burns old high school library in Alberni
 
Claremont vs. Mercer Island: Lacrosse under the Friday Night Lights at UVic benefits KidSport
 
Hockey marathon comes through for sick kids
STARR runners shine in spite of fog
 
Alberni peewees earn silver in Salmon Arm
 
Dunn wins middle school wrestling meet

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event

Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 21 edition online now. Browse the archives.