A special meeting of council was held March 8 to address neighbourhood concerns over a 2019 development proposal on Quatsino Boulevard that could get underway as early as next month.
The proposal, submitted by BC Housing in partnership with the Tamitik Status of Women Association (TSWA), calls for a mixed-use residential building at 461 Quatsino Blvd that provides housing and services for individuals and families impacted by violence against women, youth, and children. The building will also offer a 24-7 daycare facility for parents in need of additional support.
Residents are concerned with a number issues, including decreased property values, public safety, increased neighbourhood activity and overall height and design of the building.
“Back in March 2019, we raised several issues regarding buffering, fencing and lighting, all the way to asking the council to send a letter to BC Housing regarding the height of the project,” said Martin Mcllwrath, a resident of Cranberry Street.
“It’s nice that we’re having this meeting now, but we raised all our issues back in 2019. Do you expect us to re-raise our issues, or are you guys actually going to respond to everything we talked about initially?”
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