9800 Willow Street

9800 Willow Street is owned by North Cowichan. On February 21, 2017, following a Public Hearing, Council adopted a zoning amendment bylaw to rezone the property from Public Use (PU) to a Mixed Use Commercial Core Zone (CD16) to allow for affordable housing to be developed on this property. Currently, the concept design includes a 4-story, 18-unit apartment building with community space on the ground floor.

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 26, 2017 to provide information to the community and seek input and ideas. A summary and meeting materials are available below. Questions and comments from the public are still welcome through a discussion forum on PlaceSpeak.