Discovery Plateau Storm Water Retention Pond

The city of Campbell River has adopted the official Community Plan and Zoning Amendment Bylaws for this development. Jubilee Heights will provide diverse housing options along with a vibrant walkable, commercial neighbourhood, all developed in alignment with social, economic, and ecological benefits of compact communities.

Jubilee Heights Neighbourhood – FAQ

What is the Phase 1 project for the new Jubilee Heights Neighbourhood?

Phase 1 of Jubilee Heights is a residential phase. It will consist of a variety of lot sizes with the majority being suitable for single family homes.It also includes Phase II of the Storm Water Retention Pond, required to support the growth of the neighourhood.

What is the timeline for this project?

We anticipate Phase 1 to be completed in 2018.

What activities will be undertaken during the Phase 1 development? What will be built?

Land clearing, civil servicing and road and lot construction will be required to complete Phase 1 of Jubilee Heights. Couverdon will also be constructing a new trail along the west side of South Dogwood Street from South Alder Street to the northern edge of the development lands adjacent to Beaver Lodge lands. This trail should be completed in and open for use in early 2018.

How will my neighbourhood be affected? Will there be traffic or access changes?

With the exception of building the trail along the west side of South Dogwood Street, construction activities for Jubilee Heights Phase 1 will be on site away from the general neighbourhood. During construction, vehicle access into and out of the site will be limited to a designated location, the Erickson Road intersection. For those community members that enter the site at this location to bike or walk along trails, access will be restricted during construction for the safety of operating crews and the public. The community is encouraged to use the new trail being constructed along South Dogwood Street for off-road access to the Beaver Lodge Lands.

Why does the storm water retention pond drain need to be expanded?

The Discovery Plateau Storm Water Retention Pond was initially designed in 2006 to support the future planned growthin South Campbell River.Phase I was constructed in 2007 and sized to support the build-out of the Discovery Plateau Neighbourhood. Expansion of the retention pond (Phase II) is intended to support the remaining growth in the Jubilee Neighbourhood. Couverdon is currently planning its initial phase of Campbell River’s new Jubilee Heights Community. To accommodate the existing zoned Jubilee Heights lands (Schedule C), http://www.campbellriver.ca/docs/defaultsource/planning-building-development/socp-schedule-c.pdf?sfvrsn=0 the retention pond must be expanded.

Where will the pond expansion be located?

The retention pond is located on City owned property at 901 Erickson Road, and is bordered by Erickson Road to the north and Owen Place to the west. The existing retention pond boundary will
be extended to the north, as shown in the diagram to the right.

How large is the existing pond?

The existing pond has a storage capacity of 12,300m3 and serves the Discovery Plateau neighbourhood. The pond covers an area of 2.3 acres.

How large will the pond need to be?

The existing pond will be expanded by approximately 14,400m3 and will have a final storage capacity of 26,700m3. The expanded pond will cover an area of approximately 5.2 acres.

What is the expected timeline for this project?

Construction will begin early July and is expected to becompleted by the end of August.

Is a Phase III expected and when will it happen?

Phase III is the final step in completing the full build out of the storm water retention pond. It will include the removal of invasive species and restoration of the natural
landscape around the affected pond area. Best practices have Phase III happening no sooner than one growing season after the final Phase II construction is complete.

What environmental considerations have been made during this phase?

Specific Development Permit Area Guidelines will apply to the Jubilee Heights Neighbourhood and include the Environmental Development Permit Area Guideline. These guidelines can be found within the relevant chapters of the Official Community Plan (OCP).

Has the City approved this project?

Yes. A Neighbourhood Plan attached as Appendix C to the Sustainable Official Community Plan was approved by the City Council, in consultation with Campbell River residents, in 2011.

What is the new Jubilee Heights neighbourhood?

Jubilee Heights is a master planned, mixed use development that will serve as a walkable community hub providing all the necessary amenities to the established South Dogwood/Jubilee residential neighbourhood. Through its phased, multi-year buildout, Jubilee Heights will provide neighbourhood scale commercial/retail opportunities, and a variety of housing options as well as parks, trails, and other public amenities.

Notices and News Releases

Phase 1 Storm water retention pond

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