Despite more than a year’s worth of meetings and discussions with Comox council, staff and the public, the proposed Comox Bay Marina Resort has been officially rescinded by council.
The 62-unit hotel/restaurant/commercial development at 1805 Beaufort Ave. and surface parking area at 1923 Beaufort Ave. will not proceed as pitched by Gail Davies and architect Richard Iredale.
The property located at 1805 Beaufort Ave. and marina lease are now under new ownership, and at last Wednesday’s Comox council meeting, council officially rescinded the project’s development permits and flood plain exemption as a matter of housekeeping. The applications had resolutions dating from Sept. 15, 2010, and Marvin Kamenz, the town’s municipal planner, confirmed in his report to council the hotel is no longer proposed.
A new application was submitted on Oct. 5, 2013, but following a preliminary report to council on Nov. 6, 2013, no further submissions were received and the application was closed on Oct. 6, 2014.
It was hoped the facility could appeal to boaters, yachters and visitors to Comox, which was to be constructed on the former site of the Edgewater Pub.
Comox Mayor Paul Ives said although a new application would have to be made for a new project on the site, the current downtown vitalization program does provide priority processing for eligible projects.