Union Bay Estates Development Questions and Answers.

Questions: to Brianne Labute, RPP, MCIP,Policy and Planning Analyst Planning and Development Services Branch, Comox Valley Regional District

1) While construction at the Union Bay Estates project continues to move forward with a phase1 completion date of 2022 looming on the horizon.

The timeline is an estimation from the developer, it is not binding on any agencies involved in the project.

2) Has the phase 1 property received subdivision approval from the Ministry of Transportation?

No, the subdivision is still under review.

3) From the MDA have the parks and trails initial been turned over to the CVRD?

If the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure (MoTI) issues a Preliminary Layout Approval (PLA) for the subdivision, the requirement for parks and trails would be included as a condition. 

4) Have the 6 building lots been turned over to the CVRD as per the MDA.?

If the MoTI issues a PLA for the subdivision, the requirement for affordable housing lots would be included as a condition. 

5) What is the status of a sewer system becoming available to Union Bay residents?

The MDA requires “The Developer’s wastewater treatment facility will be designed to accommodate additional cells installed therein to handle the sanitary sewer flow from Royston and Union Bay if those sewer systems are subsequently tied into the Sewer System. The installation of additional cells (but not the initial design of the Developer’s wastewater treatment facility) and the tying in of the Royston and Union Bay sewer systems to the Developer’s wastewater treatment facility shall be completed at no expense to the Developer”

Regards, Brianne Labute, RPP, MCIP,Policy and Planning Analyst

Planning and Development Services Branch, Comox Valley Regional District

600 Comox Road, Courtenay, BC V9N 3P6

Tel: 250-334-6091 Toll Free: 1-800-331-6007 Fax: 250-334-8156

November 27th Good afternoon Paul,

We have been advised by West Fraser Mills’ consulting team that the road work in the vicinity of the Jones Street intersection is in support of the remediation of the coal hills. I will have to get back to you on payment for the work (i.e. province versus West Fraser Mills) – I may not be able to get access to that information. The CVRD was not privy to the remediation negotiation between the province and West Fraser Mills. As you note, we did receive a presentation from Duncan Williams and I don’t believe the costing was discussed. We have added the text below to our Union Bay Estates project page that addresses the work presently underway (text was provided to us by West Fraser Mills’ consultant)

As always, please don’t hesitate to contact me with any questions. Thank you Paul,

Alana

Alana Mullaly, Senior Manager of Sustainability and RGS Planning

Planning and Development Services Branch, Comox Valley Regional District, 250.334.6051

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