(Courtesty City of Parksville)

(Courtesty City of Parksville)

Parksville council approves second phase of 4-building development

New phase will add 130 residential units

Parksville council has approved a development permit for phase two of a four-building residential development on Moilliet Street.

The two new four-storey apartment buildings will accompany two existing four-storey apartment buildings at 377 Moilliet St. South, close to Quality Foods and the Oceanside Health Centre.

The second phase will add 130 residential units, for a total of 252 units, according to a report by Blaine Russell, director of community planning and building. Building C and D are proposed to contain 61 and 69 units respectively, including 80 one-bedrooms, 32 two-bedroom units and 18 studio apartments. The development will have a total of 281 parking spaces, including six electric vehicle spaces.

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The development will also include a new playground, community garden and picnic area.

Coun. Marilyn Wilson said she hoped the buildings would be meet, at minimum, Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code, an optional compliance path in the BC Building Code that local governments may use to incentivize energy efficiency in new construction.

Russell said he believes the developer, District Development Corporation, intends to meet Step 3, but he will confirm that is the case. Council approved the development permit during its June 6 regular meeting.


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