Mill Bay Marina project given final rubber stamp

The Mill Bay Marina project is expected to move forward swiftly, now that the CVRD board has given final rezoning approval of an accompanying townhouse development.

All directors, with the exception of Sahtlam/Glenora Director Loren Duncan, gave thumbs up to the project at the Oct. 12 board meeting.

The project aims to replace and expand the marina, destroyed in a spring 2010 storm, with funds from a 14-home townhouse development on the waterfront property.

Conditions tagged along with the rezoning application included: a registered covenant that ensures the marina’s parking area is used for a parking lot only, and will not be otherwise developed; Ministry of Transportation guidelines met on Handy and Mill Bay roads; heritage interpretations incorporated into the design and construction of the property’s waterfront walkway; and the marina be substantially completed, with moorage for 41 or more boats, prior to construction of the townhomes;

Other caveats included construction of the Handy Road boat launch (or security posted to ensure it) prior to townhouse construction; down-lit lighting at the marina and townhouse sites to avoid light pollution; and a meeting with all relevant parties to discuss extending the fire protection boundary beyond the high-water mark.

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