An artist’s conception of The Clarion

Clarion proponent meets permit deadline in Qualicum Beach

The development permit for the planned 53-unit condo project in downtown Qualicum Beach would have expired July 15

Wayne Strandlund, owner of the proposed Clarion project in downtown Qualicum Beach, said the building permit deadline has been met and he is eager to proceed.

“Town hall admin receipted the building permit application fee on June 23,” he told

The NEWS by e-mail from Victoria, forwarding a July 3 e-mail exchange with director of planning Luke Sales.

It includes the line “your application is now considered to be complete,” but points out there will likely be requests for more information and discussion.

The property is owned by a numbered company, which is wholly owned by Strandlund Investments, which is wholly owned by the Strandlund Family Trust, he said.

“My long-standing friend and business partner, Bill Katerenchuk, through his company, Consulpro Inc, was the project manager,” he said of his local hands-on manager who died in May.

“Bill’s role was to handle all development permit, zoning and land-use details as well as coordinating all professionals such as architects, designers, engineers, and so forth. Had Bill not passed away, he would in all likelihood — and of course depending on his health — have managed and supervised the construction of The Clarion.”

As recently as December, the project was on track. “We’re working with the town, we have construction drawings and the work is out to tender,” Katerenchuk told The NEWS at the time.

Good for two years, council approved the current development permit for a 53 unit, five-storey condo development in July, 2013, which would have expired July 15 if the building permit had not been submitted.

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