Westshore Business

Colwood Mayor Rob Martin - February 2020 Update

February 26, 2020

OPEN FOR BUSINESS AWARD – TOP 3 IN BC

  • Colwood’s summer beach events earned the City an Open for Business Award from BC Small Business.
  • Eliminated business licenses in 2016
  • Demonstrating Colwood is open for business and welcomes innovative entrepreneurs
  • A growing number of opportunities for retail, dining, office, light industrial with Colwood Corners, Royal Bay, Royal Beach and the Allandale Lands.

COLDEST NIGHT OF THE YEAR

  • February 22 was the first ever CNOY Walk on the West Shore, hosted by Pacific Centre Family Services Association and Our Place Society.
  • Members of Colwood Council and staff were out walking to support vital programs for people who are hurt, hungry or homeless in our community.
  • 173 walkers, 27 teams, 18 volunteers, 5 members of Colwood Council
  • Over $22,000 raised
  • Colwood is a supportive community

SHELF READY DESIGNS FOR TRANSPORTATION & PUBLIC REALM IMPROVEMENTS

  • A number of projects that will enhance the public realm, improve the safety and convenience of walking, cycling and driving, and attract new investment.
  1. Metchosin Road – Sooke to Royal Bay (sidewalks, cycling, lighting, landscaping)
  2. Sooke Road – Metchosin to VMP (sidewalks, cycling, lighting, landscaping)
  3. Roundabout at Latoria & VMP – enable Olympic View development
  4. Intersection of Sooke & Metchosin – safety upgrades
  5. Allandale Road – intersection, roads, sidewalks, cycling, lighting, landscaping

 COLWOOD DAIRY & CHEESE

  • Colwood Council designated it a heritage building to ensure its protection
  • Built in 1852
  • Oldest building in the West Shore and one of 6 in BC
  • Incredible example of early settlement and agriculture

 2330 SOOKE ROAD

  • Preparing the land for the construction of 18 townhomes, 27 condos, and 32 rental apartments.
  • Great example of integrating development into the environment – protection of trees, buffer between established neighbourhood, and targeting 40% open space preserved.
  • Sooke Road identified as a transit corridor and growth area in the OCP.
  • Frontage improvements: road, sidewalk, cycling, transit & landscaping.
  • The City anticipates a building application to come forward for the proposed

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