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General · 12th September 2013
The GB Editors
Quathiaski Cove is poised to have a new mall at the corner of Harper and Plaza Roads. The mall is the project of Ashcon Holdings, the developers who own Peoples Drug Mart in the Cove. The new drug store will occupy 5014 square feet on the ground floor, adjoined by the future home of Harbourside Medical Clinic at 1210 square feet. Two second storey towers at the ends of the building will provide drugstore office space and a residence for the developers.

As the new building will occupy the same corner as the Community Centre sign, the developers have generously offered to incorporate that existing signage space (32 square feet) into their new freestanding sign which will measure 160 square feet, and stand 16 feet high.

The project is to be built by John Toelle Construction.

As the project will have a prominent place in the Quathiaski Cove landscape, we hope that more information will soon be made available to the general public and to the project's neighbours.

For details of the August 2013 Regional District meeting at which the proposal and its by-law variances were presented and accepted, click here.

If you prefer a manual search, visit the Strathcona Regional District website. Go to 'Minutes', then select the minutes of the Electoral Areas Services Committee of 8/7 2013. Near the end of the minutes, under the Ashcon Holdings Ltd. application, click on the report of the acting Chief Administrative Officer. Note: Be a smart scout – it isn't easy to find, and the file size is considerable!

The Gumboot would like to invite the developers and all involved parties to post information on our community website as it becomes available.

Comments, Gumboot readers? Click on 'Write a Comment' after reading this article and have a say!
If you'd like to peruse Quadra's Official Community Plan to see how the new building plans measure up, click here.

Please note that the new mall will not displace the existing shops in Q Cove, or those in Cove Centre including Book Bonanza, InsuranCentre, Quadra Island Medical Clinic, or Kameleon.

Remember the Village Plan?
Comment by Robyn Budd on 15th September 2013
Last time the Official Community Plan was THE topic of discussion on the island, a subcommittee put forward a proposal for the Q Cove Village Plan that had green standards and a pedestrian focus at its core. Anyone remember, or know how to access that plan? Were any of those values part of the developers' vision for their new plaza?