Purpose: To Provide Attainable and Affordable Housing for Residents and Employees
TOFINO B.C. – During the week of November 5th, 2018 a section of the Tonquin Trail near the Peterson Road access will be closed to public access to allow Gibson Bros access to excavate geotechnical digging test pits along the Tonquin Trail. These pits will allow a geotechnical engineer, McElhanney Consulting Services, to evaluate the condition of soil and rock in preparation for the Tofino Housing Corporation’s affordable and attainable housing project. While some tree removal will be involved, this work is not the beginning of full-scale land clearing. For more information see this link.
We have released our Fall Report, providing an update on our activities over the late spring and summer. We held an important Public Open House in late June, have formed a partnership with the Catalyst Community Developments Society and facilitated the first sale of a Price Restricted Resident Restricted home in Tofino. The preliminary design work for the Sharp Rd and Phase 1 DL 114 projects have also continued to progress. We will have more to report on these projects in the new near year. In the near term, we will be doing some geotechnical test pit excavations on DL 114 to be able to refine our project plans, develop more accurate cost estimates and find cost-efficiencies.
On June 19th we held an Open House in the Council Chambers and Tofino Theatre. We presented preliminary plans for the development of 11 units on Sharp Rd and 55 units (in partnership with Tofino Bible Fellowship) on DL 114. If you missed the event you can download the presentation or the preliminary plans.