Bus Garage Revitalization

Bus Garage Revitalization

The Town of Qualicum Beach owns a portion of the land called the 'Bus Garage'. Over the years this land has been discussed and its future use envisioned. In 2018, after much public consultation, the Official Community Plan identified potential uses for the space. 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 'Bus Garage' and adjacent Qualicum Commons area.

That brings us to today. The Town of Qualicum Beach has retained PWL Partnership to lead a public engagement process resulting in a conceptual design for the 'Bus Garage'. The conceptual design will be informed by a mobility study that assesses the current state of mobility in the area and identifies potential issues and opportunities related to: traffic flow, pedestrian safety, public transit, and parking.

The 'Bus Garage' is a strategic location, in the heart of Qualicum Beach, with tremendous cultural and social value, and this project will help shape the future of the area for many years to come.

Key Phases in the Bus Garage Revitalization

  • May 2023 - RFP QB Bus Garage and Mobility Study, and awarded to PWL Partnership Landscape Architects Inc. here

  • Fall/Winter 2023 - Phase 1 & 2 Public Engagement Activities
  • Winter 2023/2024 - Phase 3 'Bus Garage' Concept & Final Report

Public Engagement Overview

Planning and Community Development
Ph: 250.752.6921

What's Next?

  • Dec 15 - Meeting with key stakeholders and Town staff
  • Early 2024 - Online questionnaire distribution
  • January 22 - Virtual Public Workshop
  • Spring 2024 - Virtual Presentation to Council

Progress So Far

  • Farmers Market Pop Up - September 2023
  • Survey - Closed October, 2023
  • KSS youth engagement - November, 2023

Further Reading

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