The Town has entered into contracts to sell two Town-owned parcels, 189 Sunningdale Road and 504 Juniper Road. These land sales are a continuation of the 2018 Council resolution to replenish reserve funds used to purchase the Former St. Andrews Waterfront Park.
The Town will receive $745,000 for 189 Sunningdale Road, a scenic 962 m2 residential lot, sold to the highest bidder, 1100916 BC Ltd. This lot was rezoned by Council for the purpose of residential development in 2020, and the new owners have the option of subdividing and building two dwellings, or coming forward with a zoning amendment and building a multi-family dwelling.
The parcel of land at 504 Juniper Drive was sold for $341,000, to Harbour Mill Holdings Inc. This 590 m2 parcel is zoned Residential 1 (R1), and allows for a single family dwelling.
In 2018, when Council initiated the purchase of the Former St. Andrew’s Waterfront Park, the Town utilized financial reserves to fund the purchase. At that time, the Town identified a number of Town-owned lands of lesser community significance to finance this major investment.
504 Juniper Drive and 655 Dogwood Road were both identified for a land sale in 2018. Recently, Council decided that the land on 655 Dogwood Road, located adjacent to 504 Juniper Drive, within Qualicum Woods, will be retained by the Town for use as a tree buffer and natural area.
“In 2018, Town Council made a commitment that the purchase of the Former St. Andrews Waterfront Park would be paid for by selling underutilized Town-owned lands, to minimize impact on the Town’s taxpayers. We are making tremendous progress toward that goal. ” – Mayor Wiese
Director of Planning
Town of Qualicum Beach