Esquimalt Legion project hits minor snag

Delay for legal checkup not expected to be major stumbling block

The long-awaited redevelopment of Esquimalt’s Royal Canadian Legion building hit one more speed bump in its quest for redevelopment.

Councillors delayed approving the development permits this week to allow the Township’s legal team to weigh in on the unique project at 622 Admirals Rd.

“This is a very unique situation in terms of amenity bylaws. This is a first for Esquimalt,” said Mayor Barb Desjardins.

If approved, the project will include a mix of independent living seniors condos, commercial space and a rebuilt Legion.

“It should be back on the docket on (Feb. 18),” said Coun. Meagan Brame.

“Staff weren’t quite comfortable with all the wording and they’re doing their due diligence.”

Once council approves the permits, the proposed development will still be subject to a formal public input process.

dpalmer@vicnews.com

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