Have your say on University Village

Officials have gathered information from an open house in September and used it to help craft the future look of the University Village area.

The City of Duncan and Municipality of North Cowichan are working together on a shared vision of the space bordering the two jurisdictions — what amounts to the Vancouver Island University/James Street/Beverly Street area — and while work has been well underway for upwards of a year, there is still plenty of time for more community input.

The next public open house is slated for Wednesday, Feb. 26 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the Alexander School gym at 2741 Beverly St.

There, a draft of various University Village options will be presented.

The goal is to come up with a blueprint for the next 30 years, according to both Duncan Mayor Phil Kent and Mayor Jon Lefebure of North Cowichan.

“The City is excited to partner with North Cowichan and work together with the community on the University Village local area plan that will guide the future of this key area,” said Kent while Lefebure said he’s excited about the input already received from the community and is looking forward to more.  

“The upcoming public open house will provide an opportunity to further discuss the plan with the community and ensure we are on the right track,” Lefebure said.

Further information on this project, including a baseline report for the area, and all comments received to date on the project can be found on North Cowichan’s website (northcowichan.ca).

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