Developer anticipates new Parksville waterfront RV park will be open next summer

Construction is underway on an 84-site RV campground on Parksville's waterfront. || Photo by Kevin Forsyth
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Construction is well underway on a new RV park on Parksville’s waterfront. 

The 84-site park should be open some time next summer, according to Alex Watson, chief operating officer of IAG Enterprises, which owns the land, located next to the Beach Club. The development’s second phase, which will include a two-story, 200-seat restaurant, will begin once the park is completed, Watson said.

Council approved the project in January and construction started in July. 

“We’re excited to finally get moving on the project. Obviously it’s a tough site. Council is not always the easiest to deal with. We’ve had quite a few people tell us they were disappointed that the other project we proposed didn’t move forward,” Watson said.

Watson said the RV park can be redeveloped in the future and IAG still hopes to develop the site similar to a proposal which included a number of high-rise buildings and was withdrawn by the developer following mixed public reception.

“We’ll continue to watch and continue to wait and when the time’s right and the community’s behind it and there’s a council that we feel we can work with amicably, then we’ll do that,” he said.

Developing the RV park in the meantime allows IAG to hold onto the property, while contributing to Parksville’s business community, Watson said.

*This story has been corrected to read the developers withdrew their proposal, rather than it being turned down by council.

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