Ladysmith council begins approval process for Rocky Creek Road housing development

Ladysmith town council carried first and second reading of proposed zoning and Official Community Plan (OCP) amendments to support a large housing development on Rocky Creek Road.

A conceptual plan shown to council at its Feb. 1 meeting shows a total of 282 dwelling units on the 4.7-hectare site at 1301/1391 Rocky Creek Road. There is a proposed mix of single-family dwellings, apartments and townhomes. The plan also shows 1,650 square metres of commercial space, spread between three buildings.

The amendments will have to go through a public hearing before council approves, refines or denied the application.

“There is a lot of ground to cover, water to go under the bridge before this goes to public hearing,” said Mayor Aaron Stone. “So it might be some time before we go to the next stage of this process and that is really the most critical stage.”

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