Duke Point Waste water facility is RDN. As far as I know it will be maxed out when the Cedar Village project is hooked up to it.
It must be an extremely expensive proposition to hook up sewer lines to the facility as there is so much rock to drill & blast. The sewer line being built from Cedar Village seems to be an ever ongoing project & I have to wonder at what cost to the taxpayer. Hopefully it will be on budget.
Eric; Adding to natural resources is a little late. The Provincial Government started this when they allowed forestry land to be used for 'development'. The Nanaimo Council squandered, in my opinion, a chance to add green space the likes of Stanley Park. It could also have been used for a community forest or an urban forest both of which would have benefited Nanaimo for ever. As it is Cable Bay Trail as a Park or extended is a lost cause. As soon as the access via Nichola Rd is made to the property the extra traffic will surely destroy the delicate natural eco systems that are within the property. Regardless of the developer if the Garry Oak Eco systems etc are to be spared they have to be protected now! not after the building portion is completed.
Check out this narrative on a real estate listing for Cedar:
Very private 5 acre lot in North Cedar. This lot is located on a cul-de-sac but is conveniently located close to schools, shopping, recreational facilities, and the ocean. Only minutes to the south end of Nanaimo. This would make the perfect building lot for a family home or a country estate. Potentially great views up the coastline from the 2nd story of a home you might build on this land. Within 10 minutes of upcoming Cedar improvements/ development including the airport expansion, new golf course, casino resort, new shopping mall. This property would make a great investment as it should appreciate quickly with all the new development and as Nanaimo moves Southaward into Cedar. Because of this lots' location, this will remain rural and private despite the many new developments in the area.
Saw this sign going up on Thursday driving early in the morning... on my way to work it was still up, the site doesn't say too much, but I guess there would be more coming...as the Cable Bay properties have . buy-bye.ca
they also share the cablebay.ca which has properties for sale and sold in the Phase 1 of development.
--- I have much more to say....
The opposition to the Cable Bay project is a little short & a little late.
Rumor has it that CB has a serious water quality problem. Add to this that the access to the site is perilous & that there is not enough soil to grow a decent lawn. It is not a good proposal.
The Nanaimo taxpayer could be on the hook for major road improvements & water connections.
To allow a golf course with all the required toxic chemicals on top of the Cassidy Aquifer is beyond belief in this day & age.
Golf is a sport in recession as are convention centres. Perhaps our Nanaimo Councilors will endorse a Tennis Court complex;another sport in recession.
Oh boy . . .. I am curious as to the location of the Cassidy Aquifer . .. does it extend all the way to Cable Bay?. .(i heard the aquifer is located closer to the Bungy Zone/Airport/Timberlands Area) .. Is the soil worse then Bear Mountain. . . where most of the soil is not natural to the area . . .. (used to hike Bear Mountain area when in Scouts and it was mostly rock and rock with a bit of granite mixed in/
Last edited by Smokey©; 04-07-2008 at 01:16 AM.
Maybe we should truck in sand. Provide a place for all the people against everything to hide their heads in.
Originally Posted by dilligaf
Sorry, but the golfers have priority on hiding their own balls in the sand.
I thought golf was in recession. There seems to be no shortage of folks wanting to hide their heads in the sand.
Originally Posted by Smokey©
"It takes a lot of balls to golf the way I do."
As Vancouver Island is marketed more and more as a retirement community along with golf courses ranging from the cow patch to bear mountain, they will always be able to sell golf developments. Remember when Fairways opened up? Realtors were having a real challenge and then BOOM! the market exploded along with the rest of the Island and lower mainland. Six years ago, my house on Kennedy Street could not even get a looky-loo for 95,000 and today the house is worth in excess of 250,000. Golf in a recession? I don't think so .. . .