Sooke eyes community meeting on Lot A use

Property centered city centre development

The District of Sooke will host a community meeting to discuss the future of the municipally-owned Lot A, located at Wadams Way and Anna Marie Road.

The district bought the three-hectare property about three years ago to feature a new Vancouver Island Regional Library branch. Construction of the library will begin this fall.

Plans are also in the works for a new senior activity centre.

“It’s timely for a community meeting, so we can outline the framework for the rest of the land,” Mayor Maja Tait said.

Lot A is a key component of to the district’s city centre development plan and several ideas have come forward for the land ranging from a senior and youth centre to housing and commercial space.

Coun. Ebony Logins, who’s pushed for a community forum on Lot A for more than two years, was thrilled with the prospect of a meeting.

“We need a discussion on Lot A and decide in advance on what we do [with the property] before we start charting off big chunks of it. I’m glad this is finally coming forward,” she said.

No date was set for the meeting.

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