Courtenay Home Depot adding building

The Home Depot property is one step closer to replacing part of its parking lot with a restaurant and commercial building.

The Home Depot property at Ryan and Lerwick Roads is one step closer to replacing part of its parking lot with a restaurant and commercial building.

Courtenay council unanimously approved a development permit for a nearly 400-square-metre restaurant and a commercial building, which would be just over 750 square metres.

Jason Hess, project architect, said he doesn’t know which companies will call the new buildings home, but his client is “shopping in the leasing community.”

He added the restaurant will be suitable for a fast food establishment with a drive-thru, and the commercial building would have three or four tenants in it.

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Rick Jerabek from Costco’s property management department updated council regarding noise mitigation measures taken by the company at the Courtenay location.

He estimated Costco has spent about $250,000 on sound attenuation measures since opening over 1.5 years ago. He said the company has now finished all the sound attenuation work it plans to do.

Coun. Doug Hillian noted council still hears regular complaints from area residents and suggested Costco meet with the community. Jerabek said Costco could certainly do that.

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A two-building medical centre proposed next to Queneesh Elementary School and the new Comox Valley hospital site is closer to being a reality.

Official Community Plan and zoning amendments for the property at Mission and Lerwick Roads passed third reading after no one spoke against the project during a public hearing.

Bev Skwernuik, an area resident who has been vocal with her concerns about development in the area, spoke in favour of the project.

“This is the best development that has come to our neighbourhood,” she said.

For more information on the project visit www.missionprofessionalcentre.ca.

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