A pair of back-to-back properties on Nichol Road could yield 1,580 new homes under a development application submitted to the City by property owner David Evans.
The two properties are behind Arrow Heights Elementary School at 1816 Nichol Road and encompass the land between Park Drive and Hay Road.
“This zone will provide a mix of multi-family housing made up of studio and 1 to 4-bedroom apartments, row houses, with some duplexes, single-family dwellings, and suites with a small neighbourhood commercial node,” he said in a letter to Mayor McKee and Council. “The variety of housing types makes this area attractive to first-time buyers, retirees, recreational property owners, and renters. My intent is to provide housing starting from under $99,999. I believe that this development represents a great opportunity for Revelstoke to provide a diversity of affordable housing for all types of residents, implement strong sustainable design policies found in the Official Community Plan, provide small neighbourhood commercial services, increase the municipal taxation base, and reduce long-term infrastructure costs.”
Evans’ MacKenzie Landing development is ambitious and, if it comes to fruition, will have a permanent impact on Arrow Heights and the rest of the city. It would also provide plenty of jobs to local firms and workers.
Please click here to read his complete development application.
Members of the Southside Neighbourhood Group were flabbergasted that Council approved Site Plan 3 for the Kovach Park redevelopment project. “We thought it was going to be Site Plan 4,” two members of the group told The Current on Monday, March 2.
Site Plan 3 allows for more interaction between teenagers and very young children, which bothers some of the neighbourhood group members. “We think there are language and behaviour issues that really young kids should not be subjected to. The placement of the planned $130,000 public toilet is also in contention. Site Plan 2 calls for its location near the middle of the park while Site Plan 4 places it closer to the eastern end of the park.
While Council did vote to approve Site Plan 3 some members of the Southside Neighbourhood Group say they may approach Council so that they can air their views about the two site plans. They say they were completely unaware that Parks, Recreation and Culture Director Laurie Donato was presenting Plan 3 as the plan of choice last Tuesday, February 24.
Please click here to read the report recommending Site Plan 3.
City Council continues its budget deliberations on Tuesday, March 3, with consideration of the 2015-19 Capital Plan.
This is the second of its Special Budget Meetings. The first one was held on February 20.
Please click here to read the minutes from the first meeting.
Please click here to read the Capital Plan.
Mayor Mark McKee and Council voted on Tuesday, February 24, to approve a zoning amendment that includes microbreweries as a permitted use under the C4 Highway Commercial District Zone.
That amendment clears the way ahead for Mount Begbie Brewery to build a new facility off the Trans-Canada Highway.
Please click here to read the amendment.