A map showing the donated parkland area within the District of Lantzville and the Foothills development. (District of Lantzville image)

Lantzville receives nearly 300 hectares of parkland from developer

Parkland donated as part of Foothills development agreement

The District of Lantzville suddenly has a lot more parkland.

Storm Mountain-Lone Tree Properties, the developers of a major residential project in Lantzville, have officially transferred 296 hectares of parkland to the District of Lantzville.

The new parkland, located in upper Lantzville, represents 11 per cent of Lantzville’s entire land base and is valued at $4.4 million according to the district.

Storm Mountain-Lone Tree Properties are the developers behind the Foothills, a 744-hectare multi-phased residential project that will see roughly 730 homes and a mixed-use village constructed in upper Lantzville over a 10-year period. The company also agreed to donating 364 hectares of parkland to the district as part of condition of a development agreement between the Storm Mountain and the Foothills.

Ronald Campbell, the district’s chief administrative officer, said the land transfer is great news for the community and the region.

“For a community the size of the District of Lantzville it is an incredible opportunity for maintaining green space,” he said. “Having this kind of area available for the community and the region is definitely incredible.”

What Lantzville elects to do with the newly acquired parkland is something that district staff, councillors as well as parks and recreation committee members will need to figure out, according to Campbell.

“That’s a discussion that they will obviously have to have down the road. How is it going to be managed, what kind of park it is going to be, where is the funding going to come from if there are going to be trails that we manage?” Campbell said. “They will have to have that full discussion.”

The transfer of 296 hectares of parkland was a condition of Phase 1 of the Foothills development according to Campbell, who said developers will be donating the remaining 68 hectares parkland once future phases of the project begin.

RELATED: B.C. company reviving Lantzville Foothills project

RELATED: Lantzville residents see plans for Foothills

RELATED: Lantzville Foothills residential development project officially breaks ground

RELATED: Construction on Lantzville Foothills starts next week

RELATED: Lantzville residential development moving to second phase







nicholas.pescod@nanaimobulletin.com 
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter and Instagram

 

Lantzville

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Neighbours try to clean up around nuisance drug house on Milton Street in Nanaimo

560 Milton St. was declared a nuisance property last month

RDN Transit requiring masks for most come end of month

Masks, hand sanitizer to be handed out in Regional District of Nanaimo mask policy campaign

Vancouver Island films sought for One Minute Mobile Movie Challenge

All entries to be screened online in virtual film festival

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Have a heart when it comes to homelessness

When we de-humanize people, it’s easier to be cruel to them, says letter writer

Major injuries averted after three-vehicle crash in Nanoose Bay

Poor road conditions believed a factor in early-morning mishap

371 British Columbians battling COVID-19, health officials confirm

Thursday (Aug. 6) saw a second straight day of nearly 50 new confirmed cases

Beefs & Bouquets, Aug. 5

To submit a beef or a bouquet to the Nanaimo News Bulletin, e-mail editor@nanaimobulletin.com

COVID-19 tests come back negative for remote First Nation

“There are no suspected cases in the community at this time.”

Visitors and non-residents entering closed remote B.C. First Nation’s territories

With limited resources, they say they don’t have any authority or power to enforce the closures

UBC loses appeal on Fisheries Act convictions

BC Supreme Court upholds order to pay $1.55-million fine

Masks to be mandatory on BC Transit, TransLink starting Aug. 24

Both BC Transit and TransLink made the announcement in separate press releases on Thursday

Acclaimed B.C. actor Brent Carver passes away

Carver, one of Canada’s greatest actors with a career spanning 40 years, passed away at home in Cranbrook

B.C. would not send students back to school if there was ‘overwhelming risk’: Horgan

Plan has left many parents across the province worried about their children’s safety

Most Read