On October 30, 2018 Onni Group installed a new crane on the Colwood Corners property as they prepare to proceed with construction of the first new buildings on the site.
Onni plans to transform Colwood’s town centre with six new buildings in this first phase, providing more than 400 apartments and over 15,000 square metres of commercial space for new shops, services, and eateries.
Construction is scheduled to begin on the first mixed-use building at the corner of Sooke Road and Colwood Crescent, followed by the first two mixed-use residential buildings.
Pedestrian friendly walkways will frame a central plaza and children’s play area to create a lively and welcoming gathering place complete with trees, landscaping, outdoor seating, lighting, and public art.
Bike lanes and a landscaped boulevard will be added on Sooke Road along the front of the development, and a connection to the Galloping Goose Regional Trail that runs along the property will make it easy for people to visit the site on foot or by bicycle.
Full build out of the first phase is estimated for 2020.
Colwood’s new Official Community Plan encourages development in town centres at Colwood Corners, along the Sooke Road transit corridor, and in a new seaside village at Royal Bay.