Aug 9, 2019

Updated January 6, 2020

The current owner of the Allandale property at Allandale Road and Veterans Memorial Parkway, Omicron, has determined that blasting is required to prepare the site for development. Blasting is expected to begin August 13, 2019 on the upper lots west of Veterans Memorial Parkway. Materials will be transported across the road and deposited as fill in the lower lots.

The blasting company is required to deliver blasting notices to all property owners within 300 metres of the blasting site. A copy of blasting notices are pictured at the bottom of this page. 

Concerns about blasting activity on this site should be directed to Little Rock Drilling & Blasting at 250.365.9833. Learn more about blasting at

New life for the old pit

The Allandale property is significant for Colwood as an “intended growth area”. Bordered by major roadways including Veterans Memorial Parkway and Sooke Road, the property has outstanding potential to attract new jobs, services and amenities to the community. Four lots have been listed for sale, and the City is excited to work with the new owners when a sale is complete.

Awaiting development details

No development application has been received beyond site preparation, so it’s too early to know details about what is planned for the site. The current zoning allows for a range of Mixed Employment uses. UPDATE: Omicron hosted the Allandale District Open House on February 26, 2020.

The M2 General Industrial Zone includes the following permitted uses:

  1. Industrial uses, excluding: a) any use considered offensive under the Health Act; b) refuse and garbage dumps; and c) the burning of motor vehicles and other things for salvage purposes;
  2. Gasoline service stations;
  3. Coffee shops;
  4. Gravel processing;
  5. Retail sale, rental of automobiles, trucks, boats, trailers, mobile homes, fuel, things at auction, lumber and building supplies;
  6. One dwelling unit for a caretaker;
  7. Unenclosed storage; and
  8. Accessory buildings and structures.

Read more in the Land Use Bylaw Section 8.2 General Industrial (M2) Zone (pages 171 and 172).

Staff will be clear and communicative as they assist development partners to move the project forward as efficiently as possible. Watch for updates as the developer's plans progress.

Notices from the Blasting Company

Blasting Notice #3: June 24, 2020

Blasting Notice #2: December 20, 2019

Blasting Notice #1: August 8, 2019