Site preparation activity will begin this week at the Olympic View property on Latoria Road in Colwood.
This will enable construction access to new road areas (shown in grey on the site map below) as the first step in creating 34 lots for single family homes and three sites intended for multi-family townhomes. This is the first phase of a multi-year planned development that spans the Colwood and Langford border.
The new road will extend Veterans Memorial Parkway (VMP) across Latoria Road into the developing lands.
Plans to upgrade the intersection of VMP and Latoria are being finalized now, along with a broader transportation plan for the area. The City is coordinating transportation planning between developers as well as BC Transit and other partners to support an updated Colwood Transportation Master Plan.
The development permit includes a comprehensive tree management plan that retains hundreds of trees, as well as protection of riparian and environmentally sensitive areas. The plan enables a "site adaptive design" approach which considers the features of the natural land and existing drainage patterns to create residential properties where trees, topography and homes fit into the natural landscape.