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Building Developments

The architect for the Robins Gardens project was in on Monday getting building permit for a construction trailer which has just been placed at the corner of Milton and Esplanade, and for the first condo unit, will go close to existing trees that are being saved on the north-east corner of site.  The first building has a planned layout of 12 units, with parking under the building  Owners will see how the market responds before beginning the next building; a total of 5 have been planned.  Expect construction to start sometime around June.

The planned 7-Eleven at Nicol and Milton has been reviewed by the Ministry of Transportation.  They will not allow a right turn into the site from Nicol Street,  but will allow a right turn out onto Nicol St.

City is continuing to work with Port Place Mall owners, nothing significant is happening.

Planned apartment building at 275 Nicol Street.  Building inspections is working with a prospective contractor, getting ready to go ahead.

At 13 Haliburton, the character 6-plex still working on parking issues.

Thanks to Gary Noble, Development Approval Planner, for the update.

Movin' on up on Haliburton Street!

Heritage and Community Planner Chris Sholberg is working on our draft Neighbourhood Plan, once it’s complete there will be an Open House of the community to attend.   Stay tuned for more details.

A call in to Bill Kiselbach, our local By-laws officer, gained the following information:

“Things have quietened down quite a bit, it’s nothing like it used to be.  Both the RCMP Bike squad and ACT/Crisis Response team are doing good work.” He’s finding less loitering in both of the problem alleys:  “People are not staying, they are on the move.” Derelict vehicles and foliage have been cleaned out of problem areas.

He says the change is spreading into the “Red Zone” area:  “We used to see all the same people, Footprints knew their names.  Now we see all kinds of people, new people, families with kids, tourists, walking around Victoria Crescent.  People stop into the CPSO office and ask for recommendations for lunch places.  You wouldn’t have seen that a few years ago.”

To read more about this, check out the May 3 article in the Nanaimo Daily News by Danielle Bell:  Red Zone helps to clean up once drug-riddled streets

Friends of Harewood Plains Meeting April 27

Over 50 people showed up at the The Friends of Harewood Plains meeting on April 27.  The objective is to preserve and protect the wildflower meadows on Harewood Plains.  A slide show displayed destruction of this delicate region.  There appears to a significant amount of interest in this area, home to a number of rare plant species, including the Lotus Pinneatis (showed above.)   A May 1 article in the Nanaimo Daily News gives more info.  Click here to read it.


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