The town of Qualicum Beach agreed to sell three parcels of land, currently being used as a parking lot, for $525,000. It will become mixed-use residential and commercial land as part of the East Village Project.
Windley Projects Inc. purchased the land, which totals half an acre, on Second Avenue East. The town said Windley will submit a full development application later this year.
“The East Village in Qualicum Beach will be a vibrant place to live, work and play and this project is a perfect fit for Windley,” said Jeff Windley, development manager.
The town said the public will have opportunities to comment throughout the development process — the project will require a public zoning amendment and development permit review.
“The Town is thrilled to have Windley Projects as a part of the East Village. This is a huge step toward the revitalization of this area,” said Mayor Brian Wiese.
A new parking lot will be built on Berwick Road to offset the lost parking spaces from the sale. This is also part of the East Village project, the town said in a news release.
The village revitalization project was incorporated into the town’s official community plan (OCP) in 2018. “The East Village should be developed as a unique mixed-use neighbourhood with a form and character that is distinct from the rest of the uptown commercial core,“ it reads.