Survey by Polaris Surveying – Summer 2016

Attended Islands Trust Affordable Housing Conference – Cowichan Bay, July 2016

Riparian area plan by Gooding Hydrology – Fall 2016

Received $30,000 Seed Funding grant from CMHC – October 2016

Preliminary site plan by D. Gunn Designs – Winter 2016

PROGRESS in 2017

Submitted rezoning application and proposal report – February 14, 2017

Ongoing meetings with Islands Trust planner, Rob Milne, started Spring 2017

Well drilled – May 2017
Well tested for flow-rate (showed that the well can provide the water requirements for 30 homes) & tested for water quality (MB Labs certified potability)

Drainage & stormwater management plan by Gooding Hydrology – May 2017

Septic engineer site visit – June 2017

Meeting with Island Savings Credit Union to inform them of our project – Spring 2017

Public Information Meeting – June 11th, 2017 with public site tours

Many meetings and phone conversations with home builders of manufactured homes, modular homes, flat-pack homes, etc.

Attended Affordable Housing Water Forums – Fall 2016 & Feb 2017

Presentation of Staff Report at LTC Meeting on July 20, 2017, where the trustees voted Yes to prepare the rezoning bylaw

Meeting with BC Housing with regard to funding our project – July 19, 2017

Groundwater Licence application for the well with Ministry of Forests, Land and Natural Resources (FLNRO) – submitted first week of August, 2017

Archaeological Assessment Report done by Chris Arnett, PhD in August, 2017 concluded that “no items of archaeological significance were identified on Lot A, Section 20″

Discussion with VanCity – August, 2017

Ongoing home design & site plan by Donald Gunn, July & August 2017

Floor plans for home designs for 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom home in progress

RAR (Riparian Area Report) to the Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development (FLNRO) received approval September 19, 2017

Presentation to CRD Transportation Commission – September 25, 2017

First reading of draft bylaw for rezoning passed – October 5, 2017

Registered as a not-for-profit society “Dragonfly Commons Housing Society” – October 2017

Submitted application for subdivision to Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure in progress (MOTI) in November 2017

Affordable Housing Agreement – Dragonfly subcommittee worked on the draft of this agreement and it was sent to the Islands Trust in Jan 2018

December 2017 held first AGM for Dragonfly Commons Housing Society

PROGRESS in 2018

Met with BC Housing representative January 2018

Islands Trust agency referrals have gone out, have received all responses now – see blog posting

In discussion with Islands Trust Fund Board regarding putting a protective covenant on the undeveloped part of the property (approximately half the land) – had site visit March 2018

Attended Housing Council meeting March 12, 2018

Presentation at the library – March 20th – Fernando presented Dragonfly Commons at the well-attended Transitions Tiny Home talk


Presentation to CRD Parc Commission regarding their request of $15,000 for cash-in-lieu – April 16th at 5pm, Portlock portable

Subdivision (MOTI) agency referrals have gone out to NSSW, VIHA, Canada Post, BC Hydro and CRD

Working through the agreement with BC Housing regarding construction financing

Affordable Housing Agreement – in discussion with Islands Trust lawyers

Research regarding the Private Water Utility licence (CPCN) in progress

Second reading for rezoning bylaw – fall 2018

Second Public Information Meeting – fall 2018

Presentation for Probus organization – June, 2017

Discussions & research in the past year lead to the decision to change the Dragonfly model from home ownership to affordable rental in May 2018