Courtenay council pauses Arden corridor process

Courtenay council has delayed third reading of a zoning amendment bylaw for a housing development in the Arden Road corridor.

Courtenay council has delayed third reading of a zoning amendment bylaw for a housing development in the Arden Road corridor until staff has reviewed information and comments from a public hearing Monday.

A proposed reconfiguration of Creekside Commons would reduce the maximum permitted density from 128 to 97 units. The 11.5-hectare property is comprised of three parcels in the 2000 block of Arden.

The project is subject to Department of Fisheries and Oceans approval.

About 24 residents who attended a neighbourhood meeting in October expressed a desire to retain trees and to build a fence adjacent to the development. They also expressed concern about rainwater management and traffic in the corridor.

“I’m in favour of this development, but I’d like the traffic issues looked at,” said Lambert Drive resident Pam Munroe, who feels the Arden/Cumberland Road/20th Street crossing is an accident waiting to happen. She suggests lowering the speed limit on Cumberland Road.

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Council observed a moment of silence to acknowledge the recent passing of former South African president and anti-apartheid leader Nelson Mandela. The Federation of Canadian Municipalities is encouraging citizens to honour his memory by recognizing Nelson Mandela Day on July 18. On that day, the FCM suggests devoting 67 minutes to helping others, in recognition of the 67 years Mandela dedicated to public service.

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Council appointed Manno Theos as its representative on the Vancouver Island Regional Library board of trustees. He replaces Ronna-Rae Leonard. Coun. Starr Winchester is the alternate representative.

reporter@comoxvalleyrecord.com

 

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