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Colwood’s Royal Beach renamed ‘The Beachlands’ ahead of $1.2 billion community development


In an ambitious venture to create Canada’s premier destination community, Reliance Properties and Seacliff Properties have jointly announced the renaming of Royal Beach in Colwood.

The project, previously known as Royal Beach, has been renamed “The Beachlands” as construction is set to get started on the $1.2 billion community.

Announced alongside Colwood Mayor Doug Kobayashi, the rebranding of the 134-acre oceanfront and 1.4-kilometer shoreline was revealed during the popular annual “Eats & Beats Beach Party”.

Jon Stovell, President and CEO of Reliance Properties, expressed his excitement, stating, “More than a beach, this expansive coastline will become Canada’s next coveted destination, one that sets an extraordinary standard for seaside communities.”

As construction activity commences on-site, the project partners have prioritized engaging with the local community.

Georgia Desjardins, Director of Development of Seacliff Properties, emphasized the importance of community engagement in The Beachlands’ development process.

“Immersing ourselves and engaging with the communities in which we build is critical to The Beachlands’ development team, so we prioritized cultural and community programming,” she said.

Arial view of Beachlands(Submitted)

“Hosting the city’s Eats & Beats festival is a hint of what’s to come at The Beachlands.”

Colwood Mayor Doug Kobayashi expressed enthusiasm for the project, acknowledging that the waterfront holds a special place in the hearts of Colwood residents.

He remarked, “We’re excited to work with our partners at Seacliff Properties and Reliance Properties to realize Colwood’s potential as an exceptional cultural destination that offers a west coast experience like no other.”

As the project moves forward, The Beachlands will consist of a collection of neighborhoods totaling 2,850 homes, in addition to hundreds of job spaces in commercial buildings and retail areas.

The developers have already submitted subdivision applications for the first two phases of the development and plan to seek approval for two multi-family buildings and townhomes in the second phase.

The submission includes a development permit application for a 12,000-square-foot commercial building at Metchosin and Latoria Boulevard which will house a public café and The Beachlands’ sales centre.

Furthermore, the project will dedicate over 47 acres of The Beachlands as public parks and greenspace. Some areas are already accessible to the public temporarily, while the rest will be improved and developed over the course of the phased construction.

As construction progresses and the vision for The Beachlands takes shape, Colwood residents and stakeholders eagerly await the realization of this ambitious project.

Photo rendering of future of Beachlands (Submitted)


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