As reported in the January 31st, 2018 Driftwood, the Salt Spring Transportation Commission is recommending significant upgrades to Drake Road and also voted to send a message of support for the Dragonfly Commons project in response to the referral from the Islands Trust. We appreciate this Commission keeping Drake Road as a priority.
Our rezoning request was also referred to the CRD Community Economic Development Commission (CEDC). At their meeting on January 18th, 2018, they made a motion to support the rezoning request and were in full support of the project.
Click on the above blog title to see the Driftwood article regarding the CRD PARC meeting last week – Monday, January 15th.
When the Islands Trust is rezoning for a development, PARC can request either 5% of the land or 5% of the cash value of the land. We made a presentation to them that we already intend to put a protective covenant on approximately half the land – and if PARC did request cash-in-lieu that would directly affect the affordability of the Dragonfly homes.
To see the article in the Aqua magazine, click on the above blog title. The Aqua was an insert in the January 10th, 2018 Driftwood newspaper.
As announced recently in the Driftwood’s Aqua, we have taken on a new project that we are calling Coastal House. The concept is to build a large home with 24 suites and a shared kitchen for affordable workforce rental, close to town on Eagle Ridge Drive. No rezoning necessary, or subdivision or variances. This project is still in the feasibility stage. Please see our press release which will be posted here on the website, on the Salt Spring Exchange and in the upcoming Driftwood. As explained in the press release, Dragonfly is moving along very well, but looks like it will still require another year of regulatory hurdles. So we are excited that Coastal House could break ground in 2018 !