The City of Colwood is excited to be creating a Waterfront Improvement Plan to provide the community with a master plan for this highly valued area and guide Council decision-making for the next 10 years.
The plan will provide concepts for a multi-use pathway along the length of the Lagoon Beach and beyond to Royal Beach, and will inform future design and construction of new waterfront ecosystem restoration, landscaping and cultural amenities, such as gathering places, seating, signage and washrooms.
Respecting ecology, archaeology and cultural activities
Foundational to the plan is the understanding that Colwood's waterfront is a treasured destination that must hold multiple priorities in balance: respect for its unique and sensitive ecology and archaeology, resilience to climate change and sea level rise, and its value as a vibrant regional destination for recreational and cultural activities. The early phases of this project included significant research, study and collaboration with partners on each of these important aspects.
Get a sneak peek at preliminary waterfront improvement concepts
Preliminary concepts have not yet been presented to Colwood Council, but are being presented as part of the agenda for Colwood's Waterfront Committee on June 24.
Council's input at their regular meeting on July 12 may prompt adjustments to these concepts, followed by comprehensive engagement where you will be encouraged to provide input and share your thoughts.
In these early sketches you'll see high level concepts with options for a multi-use trail, cultural amenities and ecosystem restoration along the Colwood waterfront between Royal Beach and the Lagoon Bridge:
Boardwalk: Multi-Use Boardwalk along Perimeter Park from the south end of Ocean Boulevard to the Royal Beach property
Milburn area: Landscaped, winding, shared 'Woonerf' design along the south tail end of Ocean Boulevard
South Beach: Viewing and gathering places at Lagoon Road and Ocean Boulevard
Pithouse Park: Foot bridge from Ocean Boulevard to Pit House Park natural areas and gathering places
Riflery Berm Crossing: trail and activity node options midway along Ocean Boulevard
North Beach A, B and C: Three concepts for multi-use trail and vehicle flow
Full engagement on these concepts will be available after Council reviews them on July 12. In the meantime, please go to LetsTalkColwood.ca if you have some initial thoughts to share.
Sandra Russell, Communications Manager
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