TEMPORARY DELAY LIFTED FOR BUILDING AND OCCUPANCY PERMITS
After a comprehensive review of the sewer system in south Campbell River, the City will begin sewer upgrades along a portion of Highway 19A so that building and occupancy permits that were temporarily delayed can now be issued for the growing Maryland-Parkway neighbourhood.
“Monday night, Council endorsed a plan for immediate upgrade work that will increase capacity in the neighbourhood sewer system. Tuesday morning we began advising property owners, contractors and developers that, based on this work being done this summer, we are now able to issue building and occupancy permits again,” says Ron Neufeld, Campbell River’s deputy city manager. “We provided an update to everyone directly affected immediately because we recognize this is an urgent situation given the personal and financial impact for property and homeowners.”
The plan is to complete the necessary sewer upgrades by this fall. This puts the City in a position to continue building inspections for 14 houses currently under construction, and to issue occupancy permits as early as this week for six homes. The additional capacity will also accommodate future homes on individual vacant single-family lots already sold in the area. The City anticipates building permits for another 10 lots where construction has not yet begun. Read more...