Bus Garage & Qualicum Commons

Bus Garage & Qualicum Commons

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The Town of Qualicum is Beach owns a parcel of land locally called 'the Bus Garage' or 'Qualicum Commons'. Over the years, this land has been discussed, and its future use envisioned. In 2018 Official Community Plan identified potential uses for the space, after much public consultation. Then in 2019-2020 the Town underwent another thorough consultation process, in conjunction with the Vancouver Island University, to produce a Final Vision Report for the area.

Key Stages in the Development of the Bus Garage

Below are the key landmarks in the envisioning and future development of the site:

  • 2012 - The Town purchased the “Bus Garage” property from School District 69 for the purpose of developing unique housing options, mixed use commercial and residential space, cultural facilities and/or community amenities.
  • 2011 & 2018 - 2018 Official Community Plan - public consultation and inclusion in OCP
  • 2019-2020 - Consultation Process & Vision Plan- public consultation and Final Vision Report produced.
  • 2020 - Request for Proposal asking for tenders to to "design, develop, own, operate and finance a mixed residential and commercial development"
  • 2021 - Partial sale of land to Naked Naturals - see Media Release and FAQ

2019-2020 Qualicum Bus Garage / Qualicum Commons Consultation Process

    Public Consultation Overview

    • Site Analysis - September 2019
    • Open House - October 2019
    • Survey - October 2019
    • World Cafe - October 2019
    • Charrette I - November 2019
    • Open House II - March 2020
    • Concept Development - April 2020
    • Open House III - May 2020
    • Final Report - presented to Council with recommendations at the June 24, 2020, Regular Council Meeting and then the July 22, 2020, Committee of the Whole
    • For reports & presentations produced from the process see here

    Contact
    Luke Sales, MCIP, RPP
    Director of Planning
    Ph: 250.752.6921
    lsales@qualicumbeach.com

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