Thursday , 20 July 2017

Open House Planned Thursday for Linley Valley Access

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The public is invited to give their opinions this Thursday, Oct. 8 on access to a new neighbourhood currently being developed in the often controversial Linley Valley area.

The neighborhood is being developed between Rutherford Road and the new Linley Valley Park.
Due to recent changes to land use, parks and transportation a new multi-modal access plan is being developed for this growing neighbourhood.

Two access options are being considered; a new road linking Linley Valley Drive and Rutherford Road at Nelson Rd or utilizing existing neighbourhood streets to link to Rutherford at Vanderneuk Rd and Brookwood Dr.

An open house on this project will be held at Oliver Woods Community Centre on Thursday October 8th from 4:30 to 7:00PM.

“We are looking forward to hearing from the public at our upcoming open house and we encourage all interested residents to attend and provide their ideas, suggestions or comments,” says Dale Lindsay, Director of Community Development for the City of Nanaimo.

City staff will be present to answer questions and receive feedback on the proposed access options. Feedback from this event will be used to help identify a preferred access option.

The development of access for all modes of transportation within neighbourhoods is a goal of the Nanaimo Transportation Master Plan.

He says those who cannot make the event can register their feedback on the website

“It will have the opportunity for people to complete the survey and submit it online.”

Development for about 600 housing units is currently planned for Linley Valley, with 100 unit underway, says Lindsay.

Nanaimo residents have rallied to protect Linley Valley and the bluffs at Linley Valley West Side.
The City of Nanaimo has recently dedicated part of the valley with 400 acres as parkland with groomed trails and boardwalk surrounding Cottle Lake.