3191 Sherman Road

3191 Sherman Road is owned by North Cowichan. On February 21, 2017, following a Public Hearing, Council adopted a zoning amendment bylaw to rezone the property from Commercial Recreation (C4) to a Mixed Use Comprehensive Development Zone (CD15) to allow for affordable housing to be developed on this property. Currently, the concept design includes 28 townhouses and an apartment building with 36 units, 12 of which have been committed to Cowichan Women Against Violence Society for transitional housing for women escaping violent situations. The Glen Harper Curling Club is also located on this property, and is leased by the Municipality to the club. The proposed housing development will make every effort to respect the important, existing recreational facility on this property.

The next step in this process is for North Cowichan's partner, the Community Land Trust Foundation of BC, to pursue various grants for this project. Over the coming months, North Cowichan and the Community Land Trust will also be discussing what issues need to be addressed in a potential future lease agreement that would allow the Community Land Trust to build and operate housing on this property. More information will be shared with the public as this process progresses. Stay tuned!

Background: A public information meeting was held by North Cowichan on January 25, 2017 to provide information to the community and seek input and ideas. A summary of public input and the meeting materials are available below. Questions and comments from the public are still welcome through a discussion forum on PlaceSpeak.