Drawings showing elevations of industrial buildings planned for Jingle Pot Road. (BJK Architecture Ince. image)

Drawings showing elevations of industrial buildings planned for Jingle Pot Road. (BJK Architecture Ince. image)

Multi-tenant industrial buildings planned in Nanaimo’s Wellington area

Design advisory panel looks at application for 4101 and 4125 Jingle Pot Rd.

Two new industrial buildings are proposed at Jingle Pot and Boban roads in Nanaimo.

The city’s design advisory panel, at a meeting last month, looked over designs included with a development permit application for 4101 and 4125 Jingle Pot Rd., close to the Shaw building.

The plans are for two buildings, one with nine units and one with six, totalling 51,000 square feet. There is also a section of the property where a third building could be situated in a future phase of the project.

“The form of the development is that of an industrial park, with limited commercial storefronts along the main street…” noted BJK Architecture Inc. in correspondence to the city on behalf of applicant Pacswell Nanaimo Inc. “The building facades have protruding sections, overhangs, canopies and recesses. These create a pleasing building form, addressing human scale and avoiding tall, flat walls.”

The buildings would be circled by a two-way “ring road,” with all required parking and loading bays in the rear yard. No variances are being sought by the developer.

The design advisory panel recommended the application proceed without any suggestions for improvements.

“You never know what you’re going to get with industrial projects, but this one really hit it out of the park and I think it’s really well done,” said Tyler Brown, city council’s representative on the design advisory panel.

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