Community meeting

Telus Living plan virtual community meeting scheduled for October 26

Those looking for answers to questions or more information about the proposed Telus Living commercial-residential development in Sechelt will have the chance to contact the project team on October 26.

The plan is for a six-story building that will include commercial space on the ground floor and up to 60 new rental homes, including apartments and townhouses on Inlet Avenue in the downtown core.

“This project represents a potential $25 million investment by Telus in the community, creating 125 jobs throughout construction over two years and providing long-term rental housing for approximately 100 residents upon completion,” the company wrote. Telus spokeswoman Liz Sauve in an email to Coast. Journalist.

“We are still in the early days of securing the proper approvals and support for this project and will have more information to share as it progresses,” Sauve added.

“As a next step, we are inviting residents and local businesses to discuss the project and hear their feedback at a public information meeting on Tuesday, October 26. The meeting will be held virtually via Zoom and is open to all neighbors and area residents. who would like to attend.

Sauve explained that people residing within 100 yards of the site, which covers the area between 5528 and 5536 Inlet Ave. and is currently occupied by the Cozy Court Motel and a Telus equipment facility, will receive a personal invitation to the meeting. Details of the meeting will be provided in advertisements to let the general public know how they can participate.

Project and meeting information will be posted as it becomes available on telusliving.com. Comments may also be submitted through this website.

“Through our public consultation, we will be reaching out to the community for input and ensuring that public safety measures and active transportation are a priority. For example, the design of the development will include the addition of wide sidewalks, street lighting and trees, in keeping with the Sechelt District’s safety, active living and sustainability goals,” Sauve wrote.

The proposal was presented publicly at a September 8 Sechelt board meeting by representatives of Telus and its development partner Omicron AEC. At this meeting, staff were asked to begin drafting the official community plan and zoning by-law amendments and to undertake further review of the application.

The proposal was referred to the Sechelt Planning Advisory Board for a review of the project at its October 5 meeting. The commission’s recommendations and staff reports on next steps will be presented for consideration at future board meetings.