Colwood residents can glimpse designs for Royal Bay waterfront proposal

Developers will welcome public to offer feedback on Thursday

An open house Thursday (March 6) will give Colwood and West Shore residents a first look at the proposed plans for development of Royal Bay.

On the project website (, developer B.C. Investment Management Corporation describes a “vibrant and diverse community,” home to more than 7,000 residents at completion and featuring businesses and amenities.

The waterfront property in question stretches across Metchosin Road and west of Latoria Road. A village centre is proposed, featuring shops, businesses, restaurants and cafes. An oceanside village is also a part of the plan, along with open spaces, trails and waterfront walkways.

“Royal Bay will support pedestrian-friendly movement throughout the community and connect people to outdoor amenities, natural spaces and beaches,” reads the website.

“Development will commence, in phases, once sufficient planning has been completed, the required approvals are in place and market conditions will support the activities.”

The event is intended to be an interactive evening where participants will have the opportunity to speak one-on-one with representatives of the developers, to ask questions and get a walk through of the proposed plan.

The developers have expressed a desire to hear from the community for feedback on the proposed plan and ideas for changes.

The open house, the first of three, runs from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Church of the Advent, 510 Mount View Ave. The follow-up events will be held March 20 and April 3.

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