Sunshine Coast's 360-home mixed-use development gets final OK

Plan for Gospel Rock site in Gibsons gets green light after decades of debate

After decades of debate the Town of Gibsons has approved a plan to develop one of the largest properties at Gospel Rock.

At its Oct. 2 meeting Gibsons council adopted the final bylaws that will allow Greenlane Homes to go forward with its Gospel Rock Village project.

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Gospel Rock Village will be built on the part of land known as Block 7, and it calls for a phased development of 360 units, including 36 purpose-built rental apartments, townhouses, single-family homes and commercial space.

The developer will set aside roughly 10 per cent of the property as park, including the waterfront, Cross Rock and Little Africa. A further 36 per cent will remain green space.

One of the conditions of final adoption was the registering of a covenant to ensure that land is protected, as well as the creation of a “Wildfire Interlace Protection Plan” and the passage of a form and character development permit.

According to the Town’s planning department, the last of those conditions was met on Sept. 7, clearing the way for council to adopt the Gospel Rock Village Amendment Bylaw.

“Seven long years ago we faced the Gospel Rock Neighbourhood Plan after many years of discussion,” said Mayor Wayne Rowe before turning to Coun. Charlene SanJenko to move adoption.

There was no debate, and the vote was unanimous.

“I look forward to the project,” Rowe said.

Greenlane has not said when it expects to begin work. The company also owns a second Gospel Rock property, Block 6, but has not yet announced plans to develop it.

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