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Council’s Agenda: Apartment building proposed for empty Alder St. lot

Another city council meeting, another new development to discuss.

If councillors give the go ahead at their Monday (Nov. 15) meeting, an empty plot of land in Campbell River will eventually house a two-storey apartment building.

Danesh Architecture Inc has proposed the 8-unit, multi-family development at the corner of Alder St. and 7th Ave. near downtown.

But with this permit comes a variance, as the developer looks to reduce the adjoining side yard setback along 7th Ave. from 4.5 m to 3.5 m.

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As well, the developer is hoping to reduce the minimum number of required visitor parking spaces from two spaces to one.

According to the City, an apartment requires one visitor parking space per five dwelling units. Because the proposed building has eight units, 1.6 visitors spaces are required.

Today’s city council meeting kicks off at 5 pm. Locals can watch online here.

“Every council meeting now, council is looking at new developments,” city manager Deborah Sargent told My Campbell River Now.

Her comment came following a council meeting early last month, which saw councillors give the green light for two new developments, bringing four commercial and 37 residential units to town.

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A few weeks later, on Oct. 18, council approved West Urban Developments’ application for a 70-unit apartment building on Island Highway South, near Rotary Beach Park.

In Campbell River, numerous other new developments are already underway.

On Dogwood St., work continues on a 5-storey building that will feature 79 rental units. It’s located next door to the empty lot that once housed Pacific Heights – the apartment complex that caught ablaze back in April 2020.

Farther down Dogwood, Crestview Tower likely sticks out to commuters passing by. Located next to Merecroft Plaza, the 10-storey rental complex from Broadstreet Properties will total 80-units.

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And right next door, two 6-storey apartment buildings will complete the fourth and final phase of Broadstreet’s Seymour Village development, together totalling 106 units.

Meanwhile, along the water downtown, Crowne Pacific Development crews continue their work on a new 26-unit, 4-storey apartment at Pier St., which will also see two floors of commercial space.

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