Preliminary designs for the Capital Regional District’s Clover Point Pump Station area include new washrooms and upgraded public gathering spaces. (Image courtesy CRD)

Clover Point amenities plan for sewage line projects 50 parking spots lost

New bike path proposed to be built on top of Dallas Road sewer line

City councillors got a look Thursday at preliminary designs for public amenities proposed for the Clover Point Pump Station area, and along Dallas Road, as part of the Capital Regional District’s wastewater treatment project.

The plans call for enhancements to public spaces and the creation of an extended bike network along Dallas Road as well as an upgrade and expansion of the existing pump station. The bike path would be built on top of the sewage line along Dallas Road from Clover Point to Ogden Point, a move that would see a projected net loss of 50 parking spaces as the bike path, while 13 spaces would be lost on Paddon Avenue.

RELATED: CRD awards contract for waste processing facility at Hartland

Coun. Pamela Madoff called the loss of parking significant.

“All too often we think of removing cars and we don’t think of the people who are in vehicles,” she said. “There will be people who these areas will become inaccessible to if they remove vehicles.”

RELATED: Clover Point moves into rezoning for sewage project

The public space improvements call for public washrooms, landscaping and pedestrian pathways at Clover Point, but not all councillors were completely sold on the preliminary designs.

Coun. Ben Isitt said the waterfront walkway could be made more appealing to pedestrians.

“It sort of feels like you’re walking behind a supermarket or shopping mall, rather than walking along the waterfront,” he said, adding that he would like to see the route look more like a pedestrian route that trucks could use, rather than the opposite.

Designs for the cycling network and public spaces are in preliminary stages. In January, CRD representatives will present the design to the James Bay and Fairfield Gonzales neighbourhood associations. They will return to Victoria city council in February with an updated presentation.

lauren.boothby@vicnews.com

 

Preliminary designs for the Capital Regional District’s Clover Point Pump Station area include new washrooms and upgraded public gathering spaces. (Image courtesy CRD)

Just Posted

Second co-housing community planned for Sooke

Community described as a ‘new way of living’

Langford mayor says City threatened during meeting over speculation tax

Stew Young says he wants Langford exempt from tax

Strong winds up to 100 km/h for parts of Vancouver Island

Wind warning in effect for north, east and west Vancouver Island into Saturday morning

West Shore RCMP carry out two drug seizures, arrest one man in Colwood

Man arrested in Colwood after month-long drug trafficking investigation

Rare ‘super blood wolf moon’ takes to the skies this Sunday

Celestial event happens only three times this century

Ferry from Port Hardy to Bella Coola expected to set sail this summer

Its first in-service route will sail in central coast waters on May 18, 2019.

Fashion Fridays: Inspirational gym outfits

Kim XO, helps to keep you looking good on Fashion Fridays on the Black Press Media Network

Wind, tides could combine for 7-metre Long Beach waves Saturday

Extreme wave hazard warning at the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve.

Vancouver Island dog walker accosted by man with bear spray

Woman figures man is afraid of dogs after latest in string of Comox Valley incidents

Company issues lifetime ban after man jumps from cruise ship

Nick Naydev posted the video last week showing him standing on the balcony of the Symphony of the Seas

Parents in this B.C. city can no longer opt kids out of class for personal beliefs

Change comes as part of ‘big overhaul’ of school district’s learning resources policy approved by board

BC Hydro scammers bilked customers out of nearly $45,000 in 2018

Nearly 2,000 people reported scams to the utility, as they continue to be more common

Good news: Peak flu season over in B.C.

B.C. Centre for Disease Control says that while peak season is over, rates remain high this time of year

Most Read