J.E. Anderson & Associates recently worked on subdividing Tower Point Estates, a spectacular nine-acre site in Metchosin, close to Victoria. Over the course of 2015 and 2016, a team of civil engineers and land surveyors from J.E. Anderson’s Victoria office worked with R. Irwin Consulting, Saamoa Holdings Ltd. and local authorities to register the eight-lot subdivision. Those lots incorporate protected forest areas, meadow-like landscape and roughed-in driveways, along a picturesque cove.
The new subdivision is adjacent to the popular Tower Point Park, part of Witty’s Lagoon Regional Park, offering breath-taking coastal views along the shores of the Strait of Juan de Fuca. From a rocky outcrop, visitors can take in beautiful views looking out over the lagoon and Haystock Islets, and walk down to a small beach.
The proximity to the park and the region’s Official Community Plan made this project particularly challenging, given that a local community group lobbied the municipal government to add the property to Tower Point Park. In the end, the final plan includes compromises that provide for the environmental and geotechnical protection of the waterfront. It also increases building setbacks to the cove, and protects the old growth trees.
“At J.E. Anderson we are experienced in working with different interested parties to come up with a plan that meets the land owner’s objectives, maintains the integrity of the project, and also fits with local governments’ plans for an area,” said Phil Buchanan, P.Eng, Partner and Senior Engineer at J.E. Anderson.
Now listed for sale, Tower Point Estates offers one-acre oceanfront and ocean view lots along Parry Bay. There, you can see blue herons, harbour seals and sea lions. This region is a recreational paradise for paddle boarders, kayakers and those interested in exploring the coastline.