Projects Gallery

Below is a selection of current capital and special project highlights in the Town, including facility upgrades and other construction. To review other projects found within the Town's 2021 Strategic Priorities, click here.


ASPEN DAY CARE CONSTRUCTION

Start: Fall 2020

End: Estimated Spring 2022

Project Description: A unique partnership between the developer, the Comox Valley Children's Day Care Society and the Town to construct a daycare for 28 children within mixed-use residential and commercial development that includes six affordable housing units.

Project Status: Under Construction.


COMOX RECREATION AND PARKS YOUTH ASSESSMENT PLAN

Start: Spring 2021

End: ~December 2021

The Town is undertaking a Comox Recreation and Parks Youth Assessment Plan that will assess and recommend outdoor recreation and parks infrastructure for under serviced youth ages 12-18. The project is identifying and connecting with Comox youth, families and the broader community to define those opportunities to enable a report with high-level costs estimates to be presented for Council’s consideration.

Project Status: Public Expression of Interest for Consulting Services closed June 18, 2021.


MARINE SERVICES BUILDING PROJECT

Start: April 2021

End: Spring 2022

Project Description: The Marine Services Building Project will replace the existing building and add much needed commercial space to Marina Park. While the final design is still be considered, the building is anticipated to include indoor commercial space for year-round marine tourism and marine services & businesses. Further, the unique outdoor commercial space, for use during peak seasons, would provide additional covered outdoor vendor areas and a fenced area will also be included for safe storage. To learn more click here.

Project Status: Construction Plans Under Review.


NORTH EAST STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLANS IMPLEMENTING BYLAWS

Start: Fall 2020

End: Summer 2021

Project Description: In late 2020, the Town garnered feedback on the preferred option (Option 3) for the North East Comox Stormwater Management Plan from property owners, tenants and stakeholders. In early 2021 Council directed staff to prepare North East Comox Stormwater Management Plan implementation bylaws to enable future growth in that area based on environmental stormwater management best practices. Bylaws are to be drafted for Council's review in the spring/summer of 2021. For more information click here.

Project Status: Bylaws drafted for Council's review during the June 16 Regular Council Meeting where Council approved first and second readings, including proposed amendments to the Official Community Plan (OCP) Bylaw 1685. To view the Notice of Proposed Amendment to OCP: https://bit.ly/35GSFh9


OFF-LEASH DOG PARK

Start: Winter 2020

End: July 2021

Project Description: While Comox currently does not have a designated off-leash dog space, the Town has established a 5-year pilot project agreement with School District 71 and is working closely with them to create a simple off-leash dog park pilot project on the old Comox Elementary School site located on Rodello Street and Fairbairn Avenue. This 32,000 square foot fenced area will provide a space for exercising and socializing dogs in a safer and more controlled environment. Final site work is being undertaken with the intent to have the park open to families and their four-legged friends in the latter part of July.

Project Status: Planning, Prep and Site Work.


ROAD WORK IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS

Start: Mid-June

End: July 2021

  • MCKENZIE AVENUE: from Rodello to Davis
  • COOKE AVENUE: from Rodello to Aiken
  • GULL AVENUE: cul-de-sacs, west of Aitken and east of Rodello

Project Status: Road work underway, traffic advisory notices in effect.


TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN (TMP) UPDATE

Start: Winter 2020

End: Spring 2021

Project Description: WATT Consulting Group undertook the update of the Town’s 2011 Transportation Master Plan, which integrates transportation objectives and policies of Comox’s Official Community Plan (OCP), and updated it to ensure that the roadway, active transportation, and transit future plans align with the desired goals for transportation in the Town. Specifically, the TMP Update assessed Comox’s current automobile travel, active transportation and transit network needs to identify challenges and made recommendations for improvements to address future needs over the next five, ten and twenty years.

Project Status: Completed. The Transportation Master Plan can be viewed here.


URBAN AGRICULTURE AND HEN KEEPING FEASIBILITY SURVEY

Start: May 18, 2021

End: July 2021

The Town of Comox is considering permitting small scale urban agriculture and hen keeping on residential properties which contain a single-family dwelling and invited Town of Comox residents and property owners to participate in an Urban Agriculture and Hen Keeping Feasibility Survey, which is now closed. For additional information please view the Urban Agriculture and Hen Keeping Feasibility Backgrounder here.

Project Status: Survey closed, with results being reviewed to support the preparation of a Staff Report to Council this summer.


Note: The content on this page was last updated on July 14, 2021.


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