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Colwood City Centre Received 4th Reading
on Monday May 26, 2008

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Colwood City Centre Receives 4th Reading

Billion dollar Colwood development receives city approval to move forward


Victoria, British Columbia, May 27, 2008: The City of Colwood has given 4th and final reading of a ByLaw which will permit City Centre Colwood, the $1-billion development on 13 acres on the West Shore of Vancouver Island to proceed. The project when completed will include over 3.5 million square feet of commercial, residential and amenity space and will give the region a new city centre.


"City Centre Colwood will be a contemporary work and live place on a scale never before achieved in the Greater Victoria area," said developer Les Bjola of Turner Lane Development Corporation. "It will have a significant impact on economic growth in the region, attracting new companies and residents from across our country and others. We plan to acheive the highest standards in social, economic and environmental sustainability in this progressive new community."


When completed, the development will include new office and residential buildings, a shopping, dining and entertainment district, and substantial underground parking. The on-site work/live population will have easy access to public transportation, pedestrian ways and major highways.  


"Our goal is to create a modern, urban centre which will meet the needs of the community and the growing interest in the West Shore - something of which we can all be proud," said Les Bjola. "We already know people want the type of lifestyle Island-living provides, and attracting new companies will bring the employment opportunities which will allow people to live, work and play here."


The development will include a mix of low and high-rise buildings, which will be built in phases with construction expected to start early next year.


"We are experiencing a great deal of interest in this project from British Columbia and beyond," said Adam Gant, CEO of League Assets, the company managing the financing for the development. "The vision for this project is spectacular and investors are recognizing long-term benefit of doing something different in this community." 


Over the past 18 months, Bjola and his project team have undertaken an intensive public consultation process to gather input from community members and stakeholders that included surveys, open houses and public meetings. The culmination of this process was the final approval of the ByLaw by City of Colwood council last night.


For more information contact:

Tartan Public Relations

Trisha Lees, (250) 592-3838, (250) 896-3838, Trisha@tartanpr.com

Deirdre Campbell, (250) 592-3838, (250) 882-9199, Deirdre@tartanpr.com

Tri-Way Park in the News

Times Colonist - January 26, 2008 - Langford Shows The Way on Mobile Homes

The presentation made by Les Bjola and Turner Lane Developments on the weekend was an excellent model of how a developer should deal with the prospective rezoning and development of a manufactured home park...

Times Colonist - Jan 20 - Bjola Promises Mobile Home Residents They'll Have Place to go

Anxious residents of the Tri-Way Mobile Home Park in Langford are breathing easier after being assured they will not be turned out with nowhere to go...

Times Colonist - Jan 18 - Mobile Home Bylaw Put to the Test

Langford's new mobile home protection policy is facing its first test.  Anxious residents of the Tri-Way Mobile Park will meet with developer representative Les Bjola this weekend to see exactly what compensation or relocation plans are on the table..

Gazette Jan 16 - Mobile home bylaw put to the test

Land near Spencer Road and the highway eyed for redevelopment A 56-acre redevelopment plan in Langford has Tri-Way Mobile Park residents fearing for their future, but the proposal will launch the first test of the City's mobile home protection bylaw...

Colwood Corners in the News

Gazette - February 1, 2008 - Colwood Corners Project Gets Council Support

Colwood council voted to support first reading of an official community plan amendment that would see the maximum height of six story raise to 29 sotreys at Colwood Corners...

 Gazette - January 9, 2008 - Interim Rebuild Eyed for Colwood Corners

The first sep in developer Les Bjola's proposal to transform Colwood Corners into a town centre could be completed by the summer, providing Colwood council signs off on the proposal.  Bjola plans to "re-brand" the former Fairways Market portion of the plaza and put in a new building at the corner of Sooke Road and Colwood Crescent...

 Times Colonist - December 7, 2007 - No longer in conflict for highrise vote after selling business, says Colwood mayor

Colwood's mayor has sold his pub and liquor store business -- a move he says clreas him of any conflict over the $1-billion redevelopment of a strip mall into condo and office towers...