City of Nanaimo Projects

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Nanaimo Operations Centre Project

Category: Facilities
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Welcome Pole for Maffeo Sutton Park

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09/30/2021

Adaptable and Accessible Housing Policy

This page provides information about the policy project intended to encourage more adaptable and accessible housing units within the City of Nanaimo.  Adaptable and Accessible housing refers to housing that accommodates all residents regardless of their abilities.  An Accessible dwelling is designed to meet the needs of people with all abilities; an Adaptable dwelling is designed to be easily renovated to meet tenant or owner's changing accessibility needs.


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08/26/2021 01/01/2022

Family Friendly Housing Policy

This page provides information about the policy project intended to encourage more multiple family friendly housing units within the City of Nanaimo.


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08/26/2021 01/01/2022

X̌e̕x̌e̕ Sq̓upa̓stul u tu T̓hewum Qa̕ ̓ i ̓ K̓wat̓lkwa |  Sacred Gathering of the Freshwater and Saltwater

Category: Arts and Culture
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08/01/2020 10/04/2021

Terminal Avenue Upgrades

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Albert / Fourth Complete Street  Phase 2

This page provides information about the two options being considered for the bikeway on Albert Street between Kennedy Street and Cavan Street.
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Albert / Fourth Complete Street

This project will see the continuation of on-street cycling facilities, and improvements to pedestrian and transit facilities, between VIU and Downtown.  This connection provides the shortest and most direct route between the Downtown Mobility Hub and Vancouver Island University Mobility Hub, which is the City's largest cycling destination. This cycling route is also referred to as the VIU Bikeway.
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Community Amenity Contribution Review

The City is seeking your input! Provide your comments by May 7, 2021! Developers are encouraged to provide Community Amenity Contributions (CAC) to the City when they apply to rezone land (or amend a covenant) to increase the allowable density on their land. The City’s expected CAC rates are being reviewed to ensure they are in line with the current market. The CAC rates will be part of a new CAC Policy that will guide the negotiation process between City Staff and the developer at the time of a rezoning or covenant amendment application.

Category: Planning
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01/01/2020

Mid-Town Water Supply Upgrades

The proposed large diameter water supply transmission mains will deliver potable treated water from the College Heights Reservoirs to the Labieux Road pump station.

Category: Engineering
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03/12/2021

Health and Housing Task Force

Category: Planning
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Bowen Park Creatures Art Project

This art project explores and celebrates Bowen Park, inviting curiosity about the life and relationships in the park– plant, animal, and human. 
Category: Arts and Culture
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Bowen Park – Trailway & Utility Upgrades

As part of the City’s commitment to asset management, sustainable growth, and active transportation improvements, the Bowen Park Trailway and Utility Upgrades include both a sewer utility and multi-use path (MUP) that have reached the end of their service life and need to be replaced. Strategic planning through the 5-year Capital Plan identifies these projects and where possible combines those of similar scope and proximity to achieve economy of scale and a comprehensive product.
Category: Engineering
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11/24/2020

The Georgia Greenway (Phase 2)

Phase 1 of the Georgia Greenway project was completed in 2019. Phase 2 of the project is now underway. Phase 2 will extend the Georgia Greenway from Fourth Street to Eighth Street by introducing several "Slow Street" measures including a reduced speed limit, traffic calming features, and cycling improvements. 
Category: Transportation
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07/01/2020 02/26/2021

Lost Lake Road Traffic Calming

Category: Transportation
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05/04/2020 04/30/2021

Front Street Complete Street Project

The Front Street Complete Street Project aims to increase the safety and comfort for people who walk, bike, take transit, and drive along one of Nanaimo's key downtown road corridors.  The project focuses on active transportation opportunities but will also enhance on-street parking and overall comfort for motorists.

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REIMAGINE NANAIMO (2020-2021)

REIMAGINE NANAIMO is a comprehensive engagement process to reimagine Nanaimo's next 20 years that will support the creation of several guiding plans through one streamlined engagement process. The process is intended to understand what matters most to the Nanaimo community and use these insights to set a future destination.

Category: Planning
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Economic Development Strategy 2020

The preliminary stages of the work plan include background research and data analysis. The community engagement strategy includes stakeholder interviews, community-wide survey, business survey and sector workshops to refine goals, identify specific actions, and complete the strategy.
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Stewart Ave Complete Streets Corridor

 
Category: Transportation
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Protection Island to Maffeo Sutton Park Submarine Cable Replacement (BC HYDRO)

Since 1969, BC Hydro has been supplying electricity to customers on Protection Island. Currently customers are served by a submarine cable from Nanaimo to Newcastle Island and Newcastle Island to Protection. The existing cables serving Protection Island are nearing end of life.

 

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The Protection Island Submarine Cable Replacement Project has been initiated to ensure long-term reliable supply of power to Protection Island. Upon project completion, Protection Island will be supplied with electricity from two new submarine cables in McKay Channel, beginning near Maffeo Sutton Park in Nanaimo and terminating near Pirates Park on Protection Island.

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03/15/2020 04/03/2020

Harewood Centennial Playground Improvements

In 2010, City Council adopted an improvement plan for Harewood Centennial Park to ensure that the outdated park amenities were improved to meet the recreational needs and desires of the changing community
Category: Parks
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BC Energy Step Code Implementation Strategy

As part of the City's efforts to take action against Climate Change, the B.C. Energy Step Code Implementation Strategy was adopted by Council in July 2018. An amendment to the City's Building Bylaw was adopted in October 2019 that will require a phased implementation of the Step Code.
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Short-Term Rental and Bed & Breakfast Review

The City of Nanaimo is currently reviewing its Zoning and Business Licence regulations as they relate to short-term rentals and bed and breakfast (B&B) accommodation. Short-term rentals refers to the rental of a room or an entire residential dwelling unit on a temporary basis (i.e., less than 30 days) often through an online platform such as Airbnb, HomeAway or Vacation Rentals By Owner (VRBO).
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Wakesiah Avenue Corridor Improvements - Postponed

The Wakesiah Avenue Corridor Plan aims to increase the safety and comfort for people who walk, bike, take transit, and drive while ensuring that utility upgrades within the project area are completed in concert with the proposed surface improvements.
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04/30/2018 09/28/2026

Bowen Road - Utility & Corridor Upgrades

Category: Transportation
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05/01/2019 11/15/2020

Fire Station #1 Replacement

The City of Nanaimo is planning to replace the existing Fire Station #1 at the corner Milton and Fitzwillaim Street with a new one. The new station will house Fire and Rescue Command, Fire Dispatch, Office and Administration / Business Centre and the City of Nanaimo's Emergency Coordination Centre.
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Downtown Mobility Hub Project

Category: Transportation
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02/15/2019 10/30/2020

Reducing Single Use Checkout Bags in Nanaimo

The City of Nanaimo is dedicated to taking a leadership role to protect our natural environment and municipal infrastructure.

Checkout Bag Regulation Bylaw 2020 No. 7283 was adopted by Council on February 22, 2021, and was implemented on July 1, 2021. The Bylaw encourages the use of reusable bags by eliminating use of plastic bags and regulating the distribution of new reusable bags and paper bags.

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Metral Drive Complete Street

The plan will include a streetscape vision, improvements to pedestrian, bicycle, and transit facilities, green/sustainable roadway and landscape improvements, and transportation improvements to meet the needs of existing and future users of the corridor.
Category: Transportation
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09/01/2018 12/31/2020

Midtown Gateway Project

The Mid-Town Gateway project (formerly the Boxwood Connector project) will ease traffic congestion at the intersection of Bowen Road and Northfield Road by diverting traffic and enhancing vehicle circulation. The proposed roadways will support walking, cycling and transit through the use of complete streets principles.
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Te'tuxwtun Project (Fifth Street Properties)

The purpose of the Te’tuxwtun Project is for the Knowledge Partners to explore opportunities for joint development and partnership on all three properties. It is the Knowledge Partners’ intention to enhance the community through housing, services and amenities. The Te’tuxwtun Project, built on the teachings of the land, is envisioned to provide the foundation to both protect and improve the quality of life for all present and future community members.

Priorities for the project include:

  • New affordable rental housing
  • A new location for the Learning Alternatives school district program
  • Culture, parks and recreation services
  • Other community services identified through the planning process, such as health services and childcare

Snuneymuxw First Nation will guide the growth and development of the three properties, bringing a wealth of cultural knowledge to the project. 

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12/17/2018 03/31/2022

Seventh Street Pump Station and Force Main

In 2019 a new sanitary sewer pump station will be installed at the intersection of Park Avenue and Seventh Street to divert flow from the Chase River Trunk Sewer.  
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Home-Based Business Regulation Review

The City of Nanaimo is in the process of updating the home-based business regulations in Zoning Bylaw 4500. The update is intended to modernize the regulations to support home-based businesses while balancing the needs of the neighbourhoods in which they operate.
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Jingle Pot and Westwood Intersection Upgrade

The City of Nanaimo undertook intersection upgrades at the Jingle Pot Rd and Westwood Rd intersection in the summer of 2019. The upgrade converted the intersection from a two-way stop to a controlled traffic signal, in addition to pedestrian and cycling improvements.
Category: Engineering
Active
01/01/2018 10/26/2019

East Wellington Park Planning

The City of Nanaimo would like to hear your comments on the draft East Wellington Park Management and Action Plan. Visit the project webpage to review the draft plan and for information on upcoming events including an open house and park visit.
Category: Parks
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Linley Valley Park Planning

With the addition of 20.2 hectares (50 acres) added in May 2018 located off of Tanya Drive, a planning process for Linley Valley Park will be undertaken.
Category: Parks
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Parking Bylaw Review

The City of Nanaimo is conducting a review and update to the Parking Bylaw regulating off-street parking requirements.
Category: Planning
Active
01/01/2018

South Downtown Waterfront Secondary Access Study

The City of Nanaimo acquired 26.7 acres of land from CP Rail in March of 2013.
Category: Engineering
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South Downtown Waterfront - 1 Port Drive

The City of Nanaimo acquired the lands at 1 Port Drive from CP Rail in March 2013
Category: Planning
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100 Gordon Street

100 Gordon Street was a City-owned property, in downtown Nanaimo
Category: Planning
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Heritage Conservation Program - Update and Review

We are reviewing our current Heritage Conservation Program to ensure that the priorities and partners are still relevant, and determine how we can work better with our partners and the community to conserve Nanaimo's heritage.
Category: Heritage
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01/01/2015

Nanaimo Waterfront Walkway

In December 2017, Nanaimo City Council endorsed the Nanaimo Waterfront Walkway Implementation Plan which outlines how the waterfront walkway can be upgraded and expanded from Departure Bay to the Nanaimo River Estuary.

Category: Engineering
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05/17/2017

LED Streetlight Conversion

The City is converting streetlights to LED over a multiyear program. Each streetlight conversion would cost from $350 to $500. The first two phases of the project will focus on arterial roads and the third phase will replace the remainder of the streetlights in the City.
Category: Engineering
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04/25/2017

Harewood Bikeway

Once fully completed, this proposed 5.4 km route will form the spine of Harewood's cycling network and will connect the neighborhoods' two largest commercial destinations.
Category: Engineering
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Estevan Road and Princess Royal Avenue Street Improvements

The City of Nanaimo is planning improvements to the transportation network of the Brechin Hill area. Specifically, Estevan Road and Princess Royal Avenue will see a variety of improvements from Brechin Road to Terminal Avenue occurring in two phases.
Category: Engineering
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Beban Park Master Plan Update

In 2015, a master plan update process was completed to ensure that this park campus meets the current and future recreational needs of the community
Category: Parks
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Harewood Centennial Park Improvements

In 2010, City Council adopted an improvement plan for Harewood Centennial Park to ensure that the outdated park amenities were improved to meet the recreational needs and desires of the changing community
Category: Parks
Active

Maffeo Sutton Park Master Plan Update

The City of Nanaimo is working to further improve Maffeo Sutton Park.
Category: Parks
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06/21/2015

Last updated: August 9, 2021

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