Courtenay council gave first and second reading Monday to a zoning amendment bylaw that would permit 94 rental apartment units at Cliffe Avenue and Anfield Road.
Crowne Pacific Development proposes to divide the Acadia on the Walk project into a pair of 47-unit buildings at the south end of Cliffe, offering a gateway to the city’s trail network.
The suites will be a mix of two and three bedrooms, renting for $900 to $1,100 per month.
In her two decades on council, Coun. Starr Winchester said she has not seen anything of this quality come forward in terms of housing developments.
Mayor Larry Jangula said the proposal is needed and “very affordable.”
Coun. Jon Ambler likes the location, noting tenants won’t necessarily need to own a vehicle.