A rezoning process has been initiated for the site to accommodate four new multi-family buildings with 267 suites. Each building will be 4 storeys with 1 level of underground parking and will include a range of 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites.
The Bell McKinnon Local Area Plan and the OCP identify the area as a growth area to accommodate both ongoing population increases and the new regional hospital on Bell McKinnon Road.
The property is located at the northeast corner of Drinkwater Road and Ford Road in the directly across Drinkwater Road from Cowichan Commons shopping centre and across Ford Road from the new RCMP Detachment.
Estimated occupancy date for a first phase is Fall 2022.
RCMP Dispatch Centre
North Cowichan is currently in the process of developing a new RCMP facility across the street from the Drinkwater Apartments development. This new facility will bring Forensic Identification Services and South Island Traffic Services under the same roof with the North Cowichan/Duncan Detachment and Indigenous Policing forces.