Nanaimo city council endorses south downtown Nanaimo Waterfront draft plan
According to the Nanaimo Bulletin, a redevelopment plan for a chunk of undeveloped property in downtown Nanaimo has moved one step closer to reality.
Nanaimo City Councillors endorsed a draft version of its Port Drive waterfront master plan during a committee of the whole meeting on Monday night.
The plan, which was unveiled last year, proposes a range of uses for a swath of undeveloped city-owned land along Front Street, Port Drive and Esplanade. The plan calls for a mixed-used precinct along Front Street and a residential precinct located closer to the water. Both precincts incorporate low and mid-rise buildings. There is also a proposed industrial precinct, which would be located closer to the Nanaimo Port Authority’s property, between a proposed Port Way extension road and the railway. A public waterfront walkway has also been included in the plan.
Included in the plan were various transit options within the area such as integrated bike lanes, one-way streets, pedestrian paths and dedicated lanes for bus stops.
The Snuneymuxw had issued a press release stating that any action endorsing the plan by Councillors would be “premature” as the land once was home to a village of theirs. The release also said any decisions on the future of the land cannot be made without their consent, citing a pre-confederation treaty.
The city plans to hold further consultations prior to adopting any plan; no time frame was discussed.
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