What's Up Next
Progress So Far
In 2018, the Town purchased the historic St. Andrew’s Lodge property. The property is approximately 9,800m2 (2.4 acres), has over 70m of waterfront and is in a key location at Buller Road and Highway 19A. The park is now named Saahtlam, which refers to “the green at the mouth of the river”, a name gifted by the Qualicum First Nation.
The Town has undertaken extensive public engagement to help form the future of the lands to align with the community's vision. The plan will take 5 to 10 years to reach completion.
The Project History
Current Project - Detailed Park Plan
Lanarc Consultants was commissioned to support a community process to update the park plan to reflect changes since 2020. This Detailed Plan will be an update to the 2020 Concept Plan and will guide decision-making, park development, and amenity upgrades over the next 10 years and beyond.
What is the Process?
The Saahtlam Park Detailed Plan process will occur through the rest of 2023 and into early 2024. The process is supported by two key phases as illustrated in the graphic below:
Planning and Community Development