Revitalization Work Underway in Crofton

North Cowichan has started implementing downtown revitalization activities in Crofton!

Beginning mid-March and continuing on through the summer months, the following works will be undertaken:

Queen Street between Joan Avenue and Chaplin Street

  • installation of new water main, installation of new sewer main, new asphalt overlay, new sidewalk on the east side of Queen Street, new angled parking, new traffic calming, intersection with raised crosswalks, landscaping, and street furniture

Queen Street between Joan Avenue and Charlotte Street

  • installation of new water main

Joan Avenue between Queen Street and the Crofton Museum

  • new 90 degree perpendicular parking adjacent to the park, new sidewalk, and rain garden

Joan Avenue between Queen Street and King Street

  • complete sidewalk connections, repairs to storm drains, rain gardens, replacement streetlighting, updated curb extensions and landscaping, street furniture, retention of angled parking on the south side of Joan Avenue

During this period, construction will occur largely between 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Work on weekends may be required.  Some road detours will be in place during construction, and traffic control will be in place to assist.

North Cowichan thanks members of the community for their patience during this period of construction.

In 2014-2015, North Cowichan staff and Council worked with the community to develop a Local Area Plan for Crofton. The Plan was completed in 2015, and it establishes a framework for significant improvements to Crofton over the next 30 years.

The Plan reflects the values in the Official Community Plan, specifically creating attractive public spaces that meet the needs of residents, and to preserve heritage and environmental values.  It also emphasizes promoting and enhancing Crofton's unique identity and community spirit.

The work that is currently underway responds directly to the following key opportunities identified in the Local Area Plan:

  • redesign the current roadway and parking layout for Joan Avenue to better organize parking, reduce the amount of asphalt area, and enhance the public realm with additional landscaping; and create an attractive downtown streetscape.

For more information, click here to view the Crofton Local Area Plan.