Eight lot subdivision in French Creek

Proponent wants to provide cash in lieu of parkland

  • Jun. 11, 2013 7:00 p.m.

Developers proposing an eight-lot subdivision on Drew Road in French Creek want to provide cash instead of green space in their plan.

The subdivision on Drew Road abuts French Creek and will require no re-zoning, which means local residents don’t have a chance to provide input through a formal Regional District of Nanaimo public hearing.

There is a public information hearing regarding the cash-for-green-space proposal Wednesday, June 12 at Oceanside Place starting at 7:30 p.m.

“They (the developers) already have their zoning in place,” said Kristy Marks, a planner with the RDN. “The information meeting (Wednesday) is just related to parkland.” Marks also said the proponents still need to go through the development permit process and she would not guess on when work on any homes for the eight lots would begin.

“It is relatively early (in the process),” she said.                  — NEWS Staff

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