A new playground valued at $350,000 and art installations will be part of the new park being developed at Oceanfront Squamish.
Construction started on the Sp’akw’us Feather Park in August 2021 and the park is expected to open in late 2023, said Taylor Wood, director of operations for Oceanfront Squamish. Wood said there will be more information this fall with regards to Phase B of park construction which will help further refine the opening date.
This summer, council granted development permit for ‘Res One’, a residential building with commercial area at Oceanfront Squamish. The company was also granted a variance to allow five storeys instead of four.
“The intent is to construct additional residential units and to concentrate allowable residential gross floor area in Block B to the Res One project. In doing so, it allows the applicant to maximize the amount of employment space on the remainder of Block B, while still allowing some at-grade commercial retail space,” notes a report to council.
The developers have also committed to using mass timber use in construction and 100% electric power for all residential buildings. The developer will also implement noise mitigation measures before occupancy.