Esquimalt triangle project moving along

But residents can still have their say before council makes decision on tower

A backhoe demolishes the remainder of a house on the corner of Head and Gore streets in Esquimalt earlier this month. It was one of four homes cleared to make way for a project known as Triangle Estates near West Bay.

Several homes in Esquimalt’s West Bay neighbourhood sang their swan song last week to make way for a proposed 10-storey development.

Known as Triangle Estates, the rezoning application includes 85 residential units, four live/work units and a mix of commercial and office space in a collection of lots between Head, Gore and Lyall streets. Nine properties were purchased to make way for the development.

The project was to be considered by the township’s advisory planning commission Tuesday.

Coun. Dave Hodgins said the public will still have a chance to weigh in on the application before council approval.

“It’s a substantive project,” he said, adding Esquimalt is in need of more development.

“We’ve certainly heard from residents … there’s nothing like that one (on) that side of West Bay at the moment.”

Council will likely consider the application sometime in April, said Bill Brown, director of development services.

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