A new mixed-use, four-storey commercial/residential waterfront development is coming to downtown Campbell River.
Mayor Andy Adams says council has given Crowne Pacific Developments the go-ahead for the 26 unit apartment building at 811 Island Highway (Pier St.), which will see two floors of commercial space occupied by Crowne Pacific and Veyron Property Group.
“It was approved unanimously by council,” Adams says. “What that means is that it’s in the developers hands to work with the planning and development staff at City Hall, to work through the details of construction and scheduling.”
“We’ve given it the green light, so it’s now in the developers hands.”
Adams says the property is located between the Harbour Master building and the large building that houses Miki’s Sushi and the Trading Post. The lot has been vacant for over 20 years and was the previous site of a gas station.
According to Crowne Pacific, the ground floor will include 32 parking spaces, a loading bay, bike parking, an office floor area, and service rooms.
“Though site constraints require that parking be added along the front of the property alongside the Island Highway, strong attention has been given to the interface of the project with the public realm (Pier Street) by adding a decorative water feature along the sidewalk as well as a public plaza space,” reads Crowne Pacific’s proposal.
“Integrated parking has also been designed to allow site lines to the ocean to be maintained from the Island Highway/Pier Street,” it adds. “Perimeter landscaping is proposed along the perimeter of the site, including alongside the Seagull Walkway.”
There’s no word on when construction will start.