A schematic design for the Comox Valley Civic Centre (illustration via CVRD)

Comox Valley Civic Centre gets green light from community

The Comox Valley Civic Centre is a go.

The Comox Valley Regional District used the alternative approval process to receive the go-ahead from Valley taxpayers for the proposed Civic Centre, to be situated in downtown Courtenay on Harmston Avenue between Sixth Street and Cumberland Road, beside the current School District 71 administration building.

In order for the CVRD to proceed with the final adoption of the Civic Centre loan authorization bylaw, less than 10 per cent of the electors in the Comox Valley Regional District had to submit an elector response form. The total number of electors for this AAP was determined to be 50,545. Therefore, 5,055 elector response forms were required to prevent the CVRD from adopting Bylaw No. 457 without going to referendum.

At the close of the process, on Friday, Aug. 18, 828 eligible elector response forms were received in the service area and the board may now consider the bylaw for adoption and next steps at its Aug. 29 board meeting.

“This is a very positive step for the community,” said CVRD acting chief administrative officer, Ann MacDonald. “We look forward to the next steps towards the creation of a regional civic centre to serve residents of the Comox Valley.”

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