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New tower soars over Merecroft Plaza

As construction crews continue their work, a new ten-storey tower in Campbell River is taking shape, soaring over Merecroft Plaza.

Crestview Tower is the third phase in Broadstreet Properties’ ongoing Seymour Village project, adding an extra 80 rental units to town. The tower is on Dogwood Street, just south of Merecroft and the movie theatre.

In addition, two six-story apartment buildings, approved by city council back in March, will complete the fourth and final phase. Phase one and two were completed in 2017 and 2019 respectively, together totalling just under 100 rental units.

In a previous statement, Mayor Andy Adams said these developments are really helping to densify the area, providing ‘much needed’ rental accommodation.

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“As you can see, whether it’s along the Dogwood corridor or along Highway 19A, there’s certainly a lot of construction of much-needed accommodation… whether it’s apartments, townhouses, patio homes, or even single-family homes,” Adams noted.

And it seems rentals are in hot demand. Though still under construction with an opening date sometime in 2022, a sign out front of Crestview Tower reads, “Join Our Waitlist.”

It’s noted that these developments fall in line with the ‘Sustainable Official Community Plan’ for Merecroft Village, one of the city’s village centres, city manager Deborah Sargent told My Campbell River Now.

“It’s just making that official community plan vision come to light. In addition to our downtown centre, we have a number of village centres and this one is just developing very quickly now,” she added.

Aerial view of site from Robron Park (looking south-west) with Phases 2 & 3 (townhomes and tower) and proposed Phase 4 (two 6-storey apartment buildings) Photo supplied by: City of Campbell River
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