507 Milton St

The corner of Milton and Albert is a well-known local landmark between VIU/Harewood and downtown. It's also the site of the Superette, a great little grocery store that's stood the test of time and has a sort of cult fanbase.

The southeast corner of this intersection traditionally had some dilapidated old homes - but those were removed in 2016/2017, and there is now a plan to build a mixed-use commercial/multi-family development. The original submitted plan looked like what you see below, but that project was canceled (I think) and replaced in 2020 with a new but similar plan. As of November 2020, there is activity at the site and the development permits at the City indicate that there will be:

  • A 3-storey residential building on the south side (bordering the alley) with 7 units (probably similar to what is seen in upper middle of the below image.
  • A 3-storey building, likely on the corner as seen below, with 3 commercial units and 14 apartment units
  • A 2-storey building with 4 townhome(?) units

I have no information about a timeline or prices for this development, but if you'd like me to keep you updated, just contact me.

 Concept drawing for 507 Milton St, Nanaimo