Two public sessions on housing project

Proposed 49-lot residential subdivision to be held in the Qualicum Beach Civic Centre

The proposed 49-lot residential area next to the Qualicum Beach Middle School will go to the public twice, before town council considers approving the project.

Council voted Wednesday morning at a special meeting to advance the project to the next step — enabling a public information session Thurs., May 31, 6 p.m. at the Civic Centre to proceed. The owners of the property had missed a chance to do it earlier.

The vote also put into motion a Mon., June 11 public hearing on the same thing, 7 p.m. at the Civic Centre.

The project’s main issues include affordable housing, fees, green space and trails.